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Sr. Director Entertainment Tech, PC

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Date: Sep 23, 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.

 

 

 

Reporting into the Entertainment Technology leadership team, this role provides a critical link between engineering development and the successful definition and execution of Dolby’s business strategy. As the PC segment tech leader, you will co-own the business alongside your counterparts in the Business and Product team. You will be responsible for providing well-informed tech insights and expertise that shape our strategic direction, unlocking new opportunities to grow the business, and overseeing coordinated delivery of all technology projects within your segment. You will serve as a critical member of the Extended Technology leadership team and work with peers in other business functions and segments to develop technology strategy, prioritize development efforts, and successfully
bring our audio and image offerings to market.

 

Responsibilities


Influence the business strategy

• Stay abreast of emerging technology trends that could impact Dolby technology use cases and
opportunities in your segment
• Provide credible point of view on future technology landscape to the Entertainment leadership
team; translate to specific opportunities that should shape Dolby’s strategy over the next 3 -5
years
• Leverage deep understanding of the space to anticipate what is relevant and push the envelope
of what is possible, while staying grounded in the lifecycle/ maturity of Dolby’s segment
offerings and agreed upon business goals

 

Build external interest in Dolby technology

• Take initiative to find new opportunities with our partners, including content producers and
distributors, broadcasters, streaming providers, and consumer electronics manufacturers
• Ensure Dolby technology is represented in these partner conversations, engaging the right team
to advance the conversation with unique ideas and proposals and consistent follow through
• Build trust and confidence with business and sales leaders for engineering to have a seat at the
table as a critical thought partner in building new opportunities

 

Coordinate integrated delivery across technology projects

• Set the technology vision and strategy for your business; for example, provide clarity on what
Dolby wants to accomplish across the segment, the high-level plan to build the technology, and
how multiple teams will come together to execute the vision
• Collaborate with global Technology Centers to staff the right mix of people on projects to
achieve business goals
• Monitor whether technology projects are on track and work with the appropriate stakeholders
to address issues as they arise
• Connect dots to enable cross-project collaboration and ability to achieve higher level business
goals that span organizational boundaries
• Build respect and credibility with engineers, even those not officially reporting into you, and be
able to provide effective technical guidance across project teams

 

 

Requirements


• Ability to influence without authority, as this role requires that you oversee work across multiple
teams and geos that don’t necessarily report to you
• Strong communicator and visionary; ability to provide clarity of direction and motivate others to
enact the vision as well as build buy-in with Entertainment leaders/other key stakeholders
• Highly accountable for business results; understands which levers to pull to keep engineering
development/ projects on track
• Possess managerial courage; willingness to have tough conversations with other leaders/
employees to come to key decisions
• Mindset of cross-unit collaboration; in addition to working with multiple engineering teams you
will seamlessly partner with business and sales leaders and meaningfully contribute to adjacent
business discussions/ forums that have an impact on the direction of Dolby’s business strategy
• Technological depth and breadth; a deep understanding of multiple technology domains, and
the ability to quickly learn and build-up sufficient knowledge, to lead across the breadth of areas
that are relevant to the business segment
• Proven track-record of engineering project leadership for large, cross-functional initiatives
• Strong motivation or passion for building Dolby technology in your segment; innately curious
about technology trends and new possibilities for Dolby
• Balance the future-focus with the now; ability to look 3 – 5 years out as well as oversee the
execution of current business priorities

 

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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.


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