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Sr. Acoustical and Transducer Engineer

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Date: Nov 22, 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.



The Dolby name is synonymous worldwide with amazing entertainment experiences, from Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos in cinemas and living rooms to Dolby Atmos Music on the latest smart speakers and smartphones. If you think that’s cool, just wait until you see what we’re cooking up next. To get there, we need an experienced Senior Audio Engineer to join the Consumer Entertainment engineering team and help us craft audio systems and devices that will enable the next generation of entertainment technologies. You are an experienced transducer engineer with a broad skill set in audio systems. You will be a system-level problem solver and contribute to innovative concepts.


  • Simulate and test acoustic systems and generate appropriate device and transducer architectures to support performance requirements.
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team including mechanical, electrical, firmware and acoustic engineers, to design robust audio capture and playback systems
  • Build, measure, and evaluate prototypes to demonstrate acoustic designs
  • Research and develop new ideas in acoustic system architecture, including microphone and transducer designs and integrations
  • Perform competitive product analysis and benchmarking
  • Partner with our customers to integrate Dolby technology on next generation devices
  • Tune audio systems and devices.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/MS in Acoustics, or Electrical Engineering, physics, or equivalent
  • 4+ years of experience in the design and development of audio systems in the consumer market
  • Experience designing and modeling transducers and enclosures
  • Experience with simulation and modeling tools, such as COMSOL, ANSYS, MATLAB/Simulink
  • Understanding of transducer and speaker system manufacturing processes
  • Proficiency using loudspeaker design tools such as LEAP, LspCAD, AkAbak, Micro-Cap
  • Experience with loudspeaker test equipment such as Klippel, AP, Clio, SoundCheck
  • Understands amplifier operation and designing integrated active speaker systems
  • Experience with DSP tuning practices
  • Solid written, verbal, and technical language proficiency
  • Some experience with programming/ scripting languages such as Python or C++




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