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Audio Systems Engineer Intern (Summer 23)

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Date: Feb 24, 2023

Location: San Francisco, US

Company: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

Join the leader in entertainment innovation and help us design the future. The Dolby U internship program offers impactful, project-based work experience in a collaborative, creative environment where you work side by side with industry leaders. Amplify your insatiable curiosity by implementing real-world solutions that revolutionize how people communicate and how entertainment is created, delivered, and enjoyed worldwide. We offer a collegial culture, challenging projects, and excellent compensation and benefits, not to mention a Flex Work approach that is truly flexible to support where, when, and how you do your best work. For any student seeking to gain invaluable expertise through meaningful, personal contributions, we invite you to join us in continuing to design a future where technology meets entertainment!


Dolby’s consumer entertainment and cinema businesses are bringing Dolby’s breakthrough technologies, powering the world’s top movies, TV shows, music, games, and live sports to more places around the world across a wider range of consumer experiences and devices.


As an Audio Systems Engineer Intern for the Dolby development group, you will primarily focus on system testing that enables the next generation of Dolby technologies. You will help design, specify, craft, and maintain the System test environment as well as design, write and execute tests in Python using the pytest framework.


• Contribute to the design and documentation of customer-facing system-level tests which verify proper integration of Dolby technologies into living room entertainment products such as televisions, soundbars, smart speakers, etc.
• Collaborate with a team designing and documenting customer-facing tests and test tools which measure the acoustic performance of consumer entertainment products that include premium Dolby technologies.
• Contribute to porting system tests to an automation framework that our partners will use to validate proper integration of Dolby technologies into living room entertainment products.
• Assist in prototyping audio subsystems used to identify and understand system development challenges and to develop solutions/guidance included in system development kits.
• We'll depend on you for setup, configuration, and maintenance of labs and test environments.


• Understanding of DSP as applied to audio processing.
• Ability to perform basic programming and modification of software code
• Familiarity with Python and Matlab
• Knowledge of Acoustics is a plus
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to achieve results, meet deadlines, and adjust to quickly changing
priorities in a fast-paced engineering environment.
We recognize that applying to internships can be a daunting process, especially if
you have not had any previous internships, or if this is a new field of interest to
you. Even if you do not have previous professional experience to meet the listed
qualifications, we will consider relevant project, volunteer, and extracurricular
experiences, and we encourage you to include them on your resume and apply.


Working towards a Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a related
field; recent grads who are within 6 months of graduation are also eligible to apply.
Must be available to work full-time Monday–Friday for 3 months starting from
May/June 2023.


Start date for the internship is as follows: (*note* this date is not flexible)
• Monday, May 22, 2023
• Monday, June 5, 2023
• Monday, June 19, 2023

The San Francisco/Bay Area base hourly range for this internship position is $45-50 and can vary if outside of this location. Our hourly ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific hourly range and perks and benefits for your location during the hiring process.


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