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Date: Apr 27, 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.



Dolby Applications Engineers are key experts in Dolby’s licensed audio and video technologies. They provide technical guidance to licensees during the planning, designing, manufacture, testing, and deployment of products integrating our technologies. Applications Engineers ensure that the performance of Dolby audio and video technologies in partner products satisfy Dolby requirements. This role is located at Dolby’s San Francisco, US office.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide integration and testing support to Dolby licensees and OEM partners in a diplomatic and professional manner.
  • Produce complete and accurate evaluation reports to verify performance of professional products. Review test results from customers, interact with Evaluation Technicians and ensure testing of licensee products conforms to established procedures, specifications and guidelines.
  • Maintain our certified-product databases and related support resources.
  • Become a technical expert in specific areas related to Dolby technologies, address in-depth technical issues, and help provide training to others.
  • Manage customer feedback to help define and improve Dolby deliverables. Work with Dolby internal teams to resolve licensee issues and improve tools and deliverables.
  • Provide technical support for sales, marketing, and tradeshow operations, as needed.
  • Increase your knowledge of Dolby technologies and of theoretical and practical fields related to the job. Learn tools related to job functions. Attend trade shows, seminars, conferences, and educational events.




  • BSEE or similar and experience in professional video and audio or related fields.
  • The ability to learn a variety of technical topics quickly and thoroughly.
  • Experience in technical customer support with exposure to DSP and one of the following: broadcast technologies, software development, technology licensing, digital circuitry, or testing professional electronic products.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with diverse teams.
  • Occasional travel within the US and to Europe.

Desired Competencies:

  • Experience coding in C and/or C++.
  • Experience with one or more scripting languages (PERL, Python, BASH, etc.).
  • Knowledge of video and audio technologies, broadcast standards, OTT streaming technologies, and their applications in content distribution infrastructures.
  • Interest in music, audio/video production, recording engineering, broadcast engineering film audio or acoustics.


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