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Sr.Research Engineer (Video Compression)

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Date: Nov 13, 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.


Dolby is looking for a light-field video compression and transmission expert to join our R&D team. The ideal candidate must have hands-on coding experience in C/C++ and deep knowledge of video compression, transmission systems, and standards.

You will:

Define the architecture and roadmap for compression and transmission of light-field video.
Define algorithms and methods to optimize current encoding and transmission techniques/standards Partner with other teams to fit in codec and transmission logic in larger end to end chain
Analyze existing quality metrics and propose new metrics if needed to analyze compression quality. Partner with experts in ancillary fields to establish end-to-end implementations in immersive video with consideration for video quality and latency tradeoffs
Implement and demonstrate architectural concepts including documentation outlining design choices Share research findings in reports, make presentations to senior management
Refine algorithms and software to meet real-time processing constraints


Minimum Qualifications

Master’s or PhD in electrical engineering, computer science or related field
Strong background in image/video processing, compression, video transmission/streaming

Experience and working understanding of video codecs (e.g. MPEG-2, H.264, H.265, AV1/AV2, VP9)
Working knowledge of FFMPEG code base
Proficiency in C/C++ and Matlab
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Team player, able to work with colleagues in research and software development fields


Additional Qualifications

Experience with OpenGL and OpenCV is a strong plus

Experience with CODEC HW and SDKs is a strong plus

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.



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