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Software QA Engineering Intern (Summer 2021)

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Date: Apr 4, 2021

Location: Sunnyvale, US

Company: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

The world is changing as we know it. It’s more important than ever that communications and entertainment services are available to users to connect wherever they may be. Here at Dolby, our mission is to enable experiences that transcend expectations and reach the spectacular. We need your creative solutions and diverse thought. 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. 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! 


You’ll be working on the development, implementation, test engineering and quality assurance of cutting-edge imaging/video processing algorithms, Dolby Vision and related technologies. Mentored by our experienced senior engineers, your work will contribute to our overall product and technology roadmap.



  • Perform software development, create test setups/experiments related to HDMI and display port specifications
  • Work with a technical writer to provide and review technical data relating to test suite going into technical publication
  • Design, develop and execute test cases targeted to test a variety of cutting-edge Dolby Imaging/Video algorithms and software
  • Test and evaluate the Dolby Vision video processing technologies and new features with respect to reliability, accuracy, and usability
  • Provide feedback on specific features and record all bugs and issues encountered during testing
  • Maintain and enhance the test-setup including hardware, software, and Test Automation environments
  • Help define best practices for source control, continuous integration, automated testing, and release management
  • Build tools for internal use to support software engineering best practices
  • Produce and maintain useful and usable documentation of work



  • Self-motivated quick learner and team player
  • Comfortable with fast-paced scrum agile development cycle, multiple projects parallel working environment, willing to shift project priority and commitment with delivering
  • Mastering of scripting languages: Python, Perl, etc.
  • Experience with source control tools: Perforce, SVN, etc.
  • Plus, to be aware of video coding standards: H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, video formats, video interfaces, video test pattern generators, video bit-stream analyzers
  • Ability to troubleshoot applications, hardware-software interactions, OS, and related issues.
  • Attention to details
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Results-oriented with a passion to learn new technologies



  • Working towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field with an emphasis and passion for multimedia technologies; recent grads who are within 1 year of graduation are also eligible to apply
  • Must be available to work full-time Monday–Friday for 3 months between May/June 2021 –August/September 2021. Start dates for the internship are as follows: (*note* these dates are not flexible)
    • Monday, May 24, 2021
    • Monday, June 14, 2021
    • Monday, June 21, 2021
  • COVID UPDATE: This internship will be remote until further notice. Should conditions change, and we can safely allow employees to return to our campuses, there is a possibility of returning to onsite work.



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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