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Advance Video Coding Staff Research Engineer

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Date: Jul 21, 2021

Location: Sunnyvale, US Remote US, 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.



Job Summary

You will join a highly skilled and motivated team to invent ways to enable video compression achieve better quality and higher efficiency than was ever before possible. You will be a technology thought leader who is skilled at innovating using both conventional technologies and deep learning/machine learning technologies.


You have strong knowledge of deep learning in the context of image and video processing. Your solid understanding of trade-offs between computational complexity and picture quality will guide you in decisions. You will research and develop new algorithms to improve video coding systems, develop proof-of-concept prototypes, and evaluate end-to-end system performance. You are familiar with international video coding standards such as AVC, HEVC, and VVC and international standards development organizations such as MPEG, JVET, and JPEG. You have good written and verbal presentation skills. You should have excellent software design, problem solving, and debugging skills.


Job Functions

  • Works with a general understanding of competitive technologies in the area of focus.
  • Works to understand the system context in which new technologies will be used and the requirements that the technology must fulfil for success.
  • Creates early-stage conceptual models that demonstrate feasibility.
  • Documents and presents new algorithms and implementations in various forms, including standards contributions, patent applications, conference and journal publications, presentations, technical white papers, etc. Presents standards contributions and conference papers at various venues (JVET/MPEG meetings, IEEE conferences, etc.).
  • May represent company technology interests in industry associations or standards bodies based on guidance from senior technical staff or management.
  • Maintain the highest technical and moral integrity for Dolby in the workplace and marketplace.


Skills, Education, and Experience Required

  • Masters or Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science, or related engineering disciplines required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in developing algorithms for video compression or deep learning systems.
  • Solid research background in video or image coding and processing.
  • In-depth expertise in deep learning (DL) and statistical machine learning (ML)
  • Experience in spearheading R&D in learning-based and other emerging new media technologies.
  • Track record of successful research accomplishments, published papers, and/or patent applications in the field of video coding and processing.
  • Experience in filing patents of newly developed technologies preferred.
  • Prior participation in standardization activities with experience in drafting and defending contributions preferred.
  • In-depth understanding of pre-/post-processing algorithms including implementation aspects.
  • Extensive programming experience in python/C/C++ applied to image/video coding/processing is required. Experience with one or more deep learning frameworks e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch, is a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Strong team player with ability to work independently.
  • Available and willing to travel internationally.



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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