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Staff Software Engineer - Games /Audio

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Date: Sep 10, 2021

Location: San Francisco, US Remote 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.



The world is changing, and it's more important than ever that first-class entertainment, information, and communications services are available to users wherever they are and whoever they may be. Here at Dolby, our mission is to enable spectacular experiences that transcend expectations. Continuing in this tradition requires new ideas, creative solutions, and diverse thought. Join us on the Dolby Gaming Tools team as a staff software engineer, where you will work with a highly collaborative group, developing audio content creation solutions for video game developers. 


Are you excited by the idea of creating tools that extend the creative canvas of gaming experiences? Are you delighted by the idea of enabling world-class creatives to tell more immersive stories? If the answer is yes, and we hope it is, reach out and let us know what draws you to gaming and compels you to expand the medium's possibilities.


Here at Dolby, we continuously revolutionize how people create, deliver, and enjoy entertainment worldwide. We offer a collegial culture, challenging projects, and excellent compensation and benefits.


Key Responsibilities


  • You will use your software design and architecture skills to develop content creation tools for video games and interactive media
  • You will collaborate with business partners to define interactive workflows and build software products to realize these goals
  • You will create example assets and projects to demonstrate how to maximize the value of video game and interactive audio experiences
  • You will be a partner to other Dolby teams, contributing your expertise to company-wide technical strategy and knowledge base
  • You will embody the principles of agile and lean development


To Be Successful


This role requires a firm understanding of audio principles to translate artistic ideas into technical implementations that demonstrate Dolby's value propositions. You will need to build a deep understanding of how Dolby technology products are deployed and inter-operate in video gaming systems. You will need to communicate and collaborate well with business partners and digitally creative customers pushing the envelope of interactive audio and video experiences. With these competencies and your software development expertise, you will delight our customers time after time.


Other Essential Skills


  • 5+ years of professional software engineering experience
  • Demonstrable proficiency in C/C++ is required, ideally for multithreaded audio systems
  • Experience working with video game engines such as Unreal and Unity or audio middleware programs such as Wwise or FMOD
  • Demonstrable familiarity with media processing APIs and software constructs, ideally Microsoft's. For example UWP, ISpatialAudioClient, Media Foundation, and audio processing objects (APOs)
  • Desirable proficiencies include; C#, Python, build tools like MSBuild or cmake, version control software, as well as macOS or Linux development experience
  • Experience with mobile platforms of iOS and Android is a plus
  • Effusive passion for movies, music, and video games!
  • BSEE, MSEE, or equivalent experience 



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