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Applications Engineer

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Date: May 20, 2022

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 revolutionizes the science of sight and sound through our innovative research and engineering, empowering creatives to elevate their stories, and offering fans unforgettable experiences in Dolby. We’re inspired by the passion and curiosity of artists, filmmakers, musicians, and storytellers. We offer creatives new tools and technologies to remove any barriers and to help them realize their full potential. Dolby is home to artists, scientists, and engineers dedicated to dreaming up breakthrough technologies that are transforming audio and visual experiences in ways you never thought possible.


As a member of the Dolby team, you’ll see and hear the results of your work everywhere, from music, movies & TV, to gaming, and more. We’re big enough to give you all the resources you need, and small enough so you can make a real difference and win recognition for your work.


As an Applications Engineer your primary mission will be to support implementations of the latest audio technology with our IC customers. In this role you will have the opportunity to showcase your breadth of audio codec, post processing knowledge and extraordinary customer support skills by analyzing, resolving, and recommending solutions to help our customers get the most of Dolby technologies.



  • Tier1 support for the United States and Europe based customers; assist them with questions on algorithm, source code and design requirements from our audio implementation development kit
  • Provide support to internal field technical teams to facilitate Dolby’s technology licensing program
  • Support the evaluation and approval of customer’s design by confirming the accuracy of test results and producing accurate written reports
  • Work regularly with multi-functional teams across Dolby as the “voice of the customer” providing feedback and driving advancements to Dolby’s products


Functional requirements

  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or 3 plus years of engineering experience in consumer electronics or similar field
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with multi-functional teams to achieve goals
  • Strong problem-solving abilities when working on complex technical problems
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Ability to adapt communication approach in an astute manner in order to work and solve technical problems collectively across a wide range of skill levels, cultures and backgrounds
  • Impeccable integrity and the ability to handle situations involving complicated, high-pressure legal or business relationships, as well as sensitive, confidential information
  • Occasional international travel is required for this position


Technical requirements

  • Experience with C and Python
  • Solid knowledge of Digital Signal Processing, algorithm porting, optimization, and integration
  • Embedded Systems design for embedded processors
  • DSP architectures and their multimedia frameworks
  • ARM toolchain
  • IP-based content delivery and playback products
  • Technology licensing.
  • Audio codec (e.g. AAC, Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus etc.)
  • Knowledge of MPEG2-TS, MP4, adaptive streaming, HDMI interface is highly desirable
  • Understanding broadcast spec (DVB, ATSC, etc.), Blu-ray spec, IEC 60958/61937 spec is highly desirable
  • Interest in music, audio/video production, recording engineering, game/film audio or video highly desirable




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