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Date: Aug 3, 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 is looking to hire a mid-level Contracts Administrator to assist in managing the licensing contract process under the direction of a Senior Contract Manager and Contracts Specialist (day-to-day supervision) in the IP Transactions and Legal Affairs department. The candidate will be responsible for upholding a contracts management program that is responsive to the business needs while managing risk and adhering to company policies. You will also be responsible for assisting with light drafting under supervision, creating forms, obtaining necessary internal approvals, and administrating a wide variety of licensing, revenue generating and non-revenue generating agreements. The successful candidate will be comfortable managing numerous matters at one time while remaining responsive to internal clients and managing expectations effectively.



  • Provide contract administration support to attorneys and direct manager, including handling document revisions and circulating/tracking documents amongst parties from drafts to full agreement execution.
  • Perform light drafting of legal documents under supervision.
  • Manage assigned contracts/matters throughout the contracts cycle, including contract generation, redlining, approval and escalation, record management and post execution support.
  • Be the primary point of contact to sales and/or licensing operations departments to answer routine questions regarding agreements and contracting processes.
  • Interact with legal operations and/or business systems teams to resolve system related/Apttus or other issues related to agreement records.
  • Independently manage and complete projects assigned by attorneys or direct manager (e.g., create new agreement types in the systems, update agreement templates/records, etc.).
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of Dolby products, policies, and procedures to resolve internal and external customers’ inquiries/issues.
  • Work on various assigned projects to improve/optimize internal operating procedures.
  • Set project timelines and priorities based on objectives and manage to completion.
  • As requested, serve as an initial point of contact for specific requests or inquiries related to licensing and commercial agreements.


  • B.A. or B.S. degree required
  • 2-5 years’ experience in contract management
  • Able to exercise sound judgment on key decisions in the contracts administration function, including recognizing circumstances that require escalation.
  • Able to quickly learn Dolby’s business policies/practices and technology programs
  • Able to review routine legal documents and articulate legal issues/variances internally
  • Resourceful, solutions-oriented team player who successfully works in partnership with other team members and cross-functional departments on challenging projects.
  • Desire to do hands on work, ability to handle uncertainty and be flexible and adapt to a changing environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A high level of office maturity, professionalism, integrity, reliability, discretion, and confidentiality.
  • Self-starter who can work independently and continuously look for opportunities to improve processes.
  • A high degree of familiarity with Microsoft Office.
  • Familiarity with Smartsheets, Box, Salesforce, Apttus or other similar CRM tools, a plus.
  • Must be comfortable managing and prioritizing competing priorities and frequent interruptions while maintaining close attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness.
  • A proactive, collaborative, and flexible mindset is essential. The successful candidate will actively seek out ways to contribute to the efficiency of the department and will diligently work to accomplish projects without constant supervision.


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