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Video Software Engineering Intern (Remote Winter 2021)

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Date: Nov 3, 2020

Location: Sunnyvale, California, 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. 

As an intern, the Dolby U 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. For anyone seeking to gain invaluable expertise through meaningful, personal contributions, join us to design a future where technology meets entertainment! 


Dolby Imaging Advanced Development team focuses on creating new technologies to improve the visual media experience. This team is the prime driver behind High Dynamic Range video technologies in the market, this team invented the Dolby Vision and its successful adoption in to consumer electronics as well as content creation industry. 

As a Software Intern in the CEG Imaging Device Product Engineering Group, the qualified candidate will help develop software that enables the next generation video technologies created by Dolby. The candidate hired for this position will be part of a team that works closely with Research group to develop proof of concept platforms, SDKs, plug-ins for external products, etc. The candidate will be responsible for wide range of activities such as graphics software development, mapping complex processing power intensive image processing algorithms to Mobile/Gaming/ PC/STB devices, interacting with customers, etc. 



  • Analyze/Understand the breakthrough video concepts developed by research and provide feedback to research on the specifications and other technical documentation
  • Comprehend the reference code from the research with in-depth understanding of each module
  • Analyze and understand the system architecture of the SoC chipsets used in consumer devices supplied by partner companies and create high level design to map the Dolby technologies on their products
  • Create modular, well-organized and properly documented code 
  • Optimize and customize the reference code to various chipsets designed using SIMD, GPU Shaders, etc.
  • Develop unit tests, regression tests and other test vectors to validate the implementations. • Produce and maintain accurate documentation and software archives
  • Coordinate development activities with both internal members of the video engineering team, R&D, QA and selected external companies in a professional manner using latest software tools to enhance the communication
  • Continue to assess alternate IC platforms for suitability for implementation of Dolby video technologies
  • Participate and contribute to future concepts related to the Dolby video technologies and implementation vehicles for other Dolby technology



  • Deep Understanding of embedded software development and operating system concepts
  • Experience with C or C++ programming



  • Experience developing image processing algorithms on consumer devices based on CPU/GPU flavor from different companies such as ARM, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Apple, etc.
  • Experience in real time embedded software development or system software development using Android, Linux and similar CE device oriented operating systems and related development tools
  • Experience with optimizing algorithms using assembly, SIMD (Neon/AVX), GPU programming using OpenGL or DirectX, etc.
  • Experience with Android architecture, AOSP source code, iOS architecture, Gaming platform architecture such as PS4 or Xbox is a plus.
  • Experience with MPEG-DASH, HDMI and DisplayPort is a plus



  • Ability to achieve results, meet deadlines, and adjust to quickly changing priorities in a fast-paced software development environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication, time management and organizational skills, and a thorough approach to problem solving
  • Willingness to work in a highly-skilled and cohesive team that is motivated to do high-quality engineering, promote an environment for open and creative thinking, and continuously build and share new skills


  • Must have a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, a related field 
  • Due to COVID-19, recent grads who are within 1 year of graduation are also eligible to apply
  • Must be available to work remotely and full-time Monday – Friday for 6 months between January 2021 – June 2021


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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