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AV Technical Activations Lead

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Date: Dec 27, 2020

Location: San Francisco, California, US

Company: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

Join the leader in entertainment innovation and help us design the future. At Dolby, science meets art, and high tech means more than computer code. As a member of the Dolby team, you’ll see and hear the results of your work everywhere, from movie theaters to smartphones. We continue to revolutionize how people create, deliver, and enjoy entertainment worldwide. To do that, we need the absolute best talent. We’re big enough to give you all the resources you need, and small enough so you can make a real difference and earn recognition for your work. We offer a collegial culture, challenging projects, and excellent compensation and benefits.



We are currently seeking an enthusiastic person to join our Dolby Marketing team as the Technical Lead for tradeshow and experiential activations, both online and physical. Primary responsibilities will include infrastructure design, content testing, cross-functional staffing, equipment resourcing, and onsite execution.


The ideal candidate should be professional, dependable, and have a great attitude. This role requires someone who is self-reliant, detailed, extremely organized, and can manage multiple projects at once. The candidate should also be extremely comfortable with seeking resources to adapt environments to ever changing technology and specifications, and be able to fluidly adapt to rapidly changing infrastructure needs.


This role will be based in San Francisco, CA and will report to the Senior Manager Dolby Institute and Events.



  • Event planning with key business group and product stakeholders to determine environmental technical requirements.
  • Design all physical systems, including audio/video, lighting, HVAC, network and internet, live sound reinforcement, and power to support customer experiences and business group equipment.
  • Coordinate technical stakeholder needs for online/virtual events
  • Manage asset/equipment delivery and deadlines necessary to support online/virtual events
  • Ensure functionaly of online/virtual events through rigorous platform testing and troubleshooting
  • Provide technical direction on setup, configuration, and wiring diagrams.
  • Source, manage, and maintain all supporting technical infrastructure and oversee in-house inventory of equipment.
  • Coordinate equipment logistics around packing, shipping and tracking inventory from all stakeholders.
  • Supervise and direct technical and systems construction, load-in, setup, testing, run of show, troubleshooting, teardown, pack and load-out
  • Manage relationships with facilities, technical vendors and subcontractors
  • Manage content specifications and acquisition for testing and show deployment
  • Coordinate pre-show setup for demo testing and troubleshooting
  • Manage onsite activities during show and assist events team wherever needed
  • Anticipate and troubleshoot any event problems that should arise



This is a hands-on position, requiring both sophisticated technical knowledge and roll-up-your-sleeves capabilities, working on a variety of internal and external customer experiences and events. The successful candidate must have:


  • Excellent cross functional/cross organization program and team management
  • An ability to lead and influence without direct management/reporting line responsibility
  • In-depth technical knowledge of Dolby products and solutions
  • Technologically fluent in professional and consumer A/V systems and interconnectivity including hardware, cables and connectors, signal conversion, HVAC, networking, and audio/video signal types and distribution.
  • Technical familiarity with all relevant product categories and devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops, computers, home theatre, TVS, etc.
  • Familiar with Mac OS and Windows and relevant audio and video file types
  • 5 + years’ experience in related systems integration and events
  • Team player who possesses strong interpersonal skills, outstanding communication, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Creative problem-solver with ability to multi-task, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • A proactive approach to handling challenges that might arise and ability to quickly troubleshoot problems. Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Willingness to be versatile and flexible in a rapidly changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency, meeting deadlines and benchmarks
  • Self-starter with sense of humor and positive professional demeanor requiring limted oversight and direct supervision.
  • Ability to troubleshoot systems effectively using any and all resources to find solutions including improvisational work-arounds
  • Customer-service oriented
  • Ability to travel often
  • Possesses a hands-on approach to tasks and exhibits a desire to learn and grow in the field
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs and work in an event/deadline driven environment
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related field


Dolby will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco Police Code, Article 49, and Administrative Code, Article 12


Equal Employment Opportunity:
Dolby is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our success depends on the combined skills and talents of all our employees. We are committed to making employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, family status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.



Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland