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Staff Electronics Engineer

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Date: Jul 21, 2021

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.


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 Staff Electrical Engineer to join the Consumer Entertainment engineering team and help us craft the hardware that will enable the next generation of entertainment technologies.


You’ll be joining a team that develops innovative hardware solutions to enable incredible Dolby audio experiences across a wide range of consumer electronics devices.  You will be responsible for the design, analysis, prototyping, and evaluation of analog and mixed-signal circuits and systems focused on delivering high-performance audio.  In collaboration with acoustic, mechanical, DSP, and other electrical engineers, you will develop and demonstrate exciting new hardware technologies and work with our consumer electronics partners to integrate them into new product offerings.


The Role:
•    Work with external customers, Dolby partners, and other Dolby teams to bring new audio experiences to new devices.
•    Understand system architecture requirements and tradeoffs and design appropriate solutions.
•    Evaluate potential components (ICs) and modules for integration into new designs.
•    Develop prototype designs that showcase new Dolby technologies.
•    Work with contract manufacturers to build prototypes for evaluation and customer demos.
•    Conduct internal and external design reviews for new electronic systems.
•    Collaborate with software engineers to enable DSP algorithms on hardware designs.
•    Support customers with product architecture, component selection, and schematic review requests.
•    Perform competitive product analysis and benchmarking.
•    Providing technical guidance and mentoring to junior engineers
•    Write and maintain detailed technical documentation to ensure longevity of designs.
•    Stay abreast of industry trends in electronics design.


What you'll Need:
•    5 years of relevant industry experience
•    Bachelor’s degree or higher in electrical/electronic engineering.
•    Demonstrated experience designing and developing mixed-signal systems for the consumer market.
•    Proficient with EE lab equipment including oscilloscopes, DC power supplies, and multimeters.
•    Proficient with system architecture, component selection, schematic capture, and PCB layout.
•    Proficient with common EE simulation software (i.e. SPICE).
•    Excellent hands-on electronics evaluation and troubleshooting skills.
•    Great interpersonal and communication skills.


Nice to have:
Exposure to any of the below is welcome:
•    audio components including class D amplifiers, ADCs/DACs/CODECs, DSPs, and MEMS microphones
•    digital audio (I2S/TDM, PDM, SPDIF, Dante) and control (I2C, SPI, UART) buses
•    audio test & measurement equipment (Audio Precision, SoundCheck, Klippel)
•    switching (boost, buck, flyback) and linear power converters
•    wireless communication protocols (WiFi, Bluetooth, WiSA)
•    signal conditioning, including amplification or attenuation and filtering
•    mixed-signal PCB layout for low analog noise and optimum digital signal integrity
•    test signal generation and data analysis (MATLAB, Python, Excel)


At Dolby Australia, our priority is as much about building great technology as it is about you and the communities that are important to you.  As such, we’ve built out a great benefits program which includes:
•    Generous leave policies, including annual and parental leave;
•    Flexible work options;
•    Employee stock purchase program;
•    Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging communities and events;
•    School, university and community outreach programs;
•    A Wellness program which includes a fitness/gym subsidy; 
•    End-of-Trip Facilities including showers, towel service & bike parking;
•    Social clubs, team events and celebrations.