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Sr.Staff Real-Time Media Architect

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Date: Jun 7, 2021

Location: San Francisco, 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.

As a Real-time Media Architect, you will be responsible for architecting video client/server/service implementations for the Dolby.io interactivity service. You will be part of a global team working on a platform to provide audio/video communications APIs/SDKs and services to developers. You will work directly with the engineering teams architecting solutions to improve video quality and resilience. You will also help direct Dolby's research teams on future experiences - the aim is to ensure that these future experiences will be deployable in our service. This key role is an ideal opportunity for a strong video engineer and architect with a real passion for technology, a deep understanding of the principles that underpin good service design, and demonstrated experience in successfully driving such designs through a complete development process.


Key Responsibilities


  • Develop a long-term vision that will ensure we have a best-in-class video service. This vision should consider resilience, scalability, and quality.
  • Partner with the engineering team to architect solutions on the current service with small step improvements that work towards the vision.
  • Advise the team on solutions to solve video problems as they occur based on platform (browser, device, and network issues)
  • Keep up to date with the evolving video ecosystem changes related to codecs, WebRTC, phones, and related technologies.
  • Work with Dolby research teams to influence their direction so that relevant research outcomes are practical for real-time video services.
  • Establish video design requirements and performance goals.
  • Communicate technical concepts effectively to all levels of the organization.
  • Represent the team and Company during internal/external customer interactions.
  • Efficiently handle ambiguity and multiple competing priorities at work.
  • Contribute ideas for new technologies, tools, or methods and serve as a conduit for new technology development.
  • Provide technical leadership and expertise to other team members and product/marketing management.


To be Successful


You will need to develop a long-term architectural vision for our video service and work with researchers and engineers to implement it. The ideal candidate will have a background in a wide range of technologies around real-time video communication, including codecs, WebRTC, and machine learning. You should have excellent communication skills and a high level of motivation, initiative, and self-organization.


Other Essential Skills Include


  • BSEE, MSEE or equivalent with at least 10+ years of relevant software engineering experience.
  • Deep experience architecting video services
  • Deep technical expertise in real-time audio-video technologies, codecs, and WebRTC.
  • Proficiency in signal processing
  • Proficiency in developing software in C/C++ and Java.
  • Experience working in Agile/SCRUM environments.
  • Exposure to machine learning.
  • Experience working within cross-functional, fast-paced teams and coordinating efforts to solve problems and develop innovative products.
  • An innate interest to stay abreast of new technologies, market trends, changing customer needs and the strategies of competitors.

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