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Sr Android SDK Engineer

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Date: Nov 19, 2020

Location: Sydney, AU

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.


Dolby is transitioning from an ingredient brand to an experience brand, and we’re building relationships with App developers who will like to bring better experiences to their consumers through Dolby offerings.


In this exciting new role - working as a Sr Android SDK development engineer, you will work on a high impact strategic program that operates in an internal start-up environment developing a disruptive consumer application and SDK for App developers using native capabilities of Android. This is a hand-on technical role and requires knowledge in Android (ideally with knowledge of Android media stack) to develop audio/video capture, playback and streaming libraries. 



Essential Job Functions:


  •  Plan, design, develop and deliver Android native audio-video capture, playback and streaming applications, and libraries;
  • Lead and contribute to high-quality SDK architecture definition;
  •  Lead and contribute towards software design, code and bug reviews;
  • Serve as a Mobile SDK development expert in project scrum team to evangelize and follow industry best software development processes;
  • Serve as a technical lead, mentor and guide for junior members in project team;
  • Establish and breakdown software design requirements and performance goals of SDK’s;
  • Collaborate with audio engineers and QA engineers to establish requirements and ship high-quality SDK’s;
  •  Anticipate and mitigate potential issues and risks in a project;
  •  Document requirements, software manuals and test procedures in collaboration with scrum team
  • Applies software engineering design patterns to develop well-structured application code;
  •  Make informed technical decisions, considering all aspects of the problem;
  • Efficiently handle ambiguity and multiple competing priorities at work;
  • Update job knowledge by studying trends and developments in rapidly changing cloud technologies landscape;
  • Effectively employ written and verbal communications to collaborate with business ownership, product management, engineering and user experience team members to achieve project goals.



  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering or comparable field;
  • 6+ years' solid commercial experience developing native iOS and/or Android apps
  • Knowledge of iOS and/or Android Media frameworks is an advantage  
  • Professional experience using Xcode and Android Studio, programming in Swift, Java, Kotlin, C/C++;
  • Experience in using JSON and REST-based API’s for mobile applications;
  • Experience using iOS/Android Design Patterns Eg. Clean Architecture;
  • Experience developing automated tests for iOS and/or Android apps;
  • Ability to own and lead development projects in an Agile Environment;
  • Ability to understand and contribute to SDK product needs and requirements;
  • Good verbal communication in both general and technology-specific applications.


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.