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Staff Engineer - Apps Quality Assurance

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Date: Jul 19, 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.


Dolby is transitioning from an ingredient brand to an experience brand. We’re building direct relationships with consumers in mobile apps space through our award-winning app “Dolby On” (available on iOS and Android app stores).

Your role at Dolby is leading the quality assurance practises, tests development and execution for mobile apps that enable an amazing variety of experiences in Music/ Video capture and playback.


This exciting role will have significant growth opportunity, pushing you to break with conventional thinking on technologies and qualifying approaches on mobile audio-video capture, editing and playback.


As a Staff engineer QA Lead, you will lead and collaborate with talented engineers as part of a high-impact team defining and maintaining quality assurance practises for new proof of concept apps in audio-video space. You will also own and maintain tests development and execution for Dolby On app for releases on iOS and Android Appstore. You will lead and co-ordinate work with a cross geo engineering and QA team members with a responsibility of managing test processes, test automation, execution and act as a third line of support for our customer support team.



The Role: 


  • Conduct early project scoping in collaboration with project and development teams.
  • Understand mobile apps UI/UX, review and propose technologies for automation, develop test strategies and contribute proposals for testability.
  • Lead and review test plans including test design, test coverage, test approach, risk assessment and reporting metrics with internal and vendor teams
  • Lead test execution with external vendors and report on quality metrics for app releases
  • Report issues through a formal bug tracking system and work with the engineering team to help isolate, debug and resolve issues/bugs
  • Participate in bug review meetings and analyze bug status data and metrics.
  •    Act as a third line of support for Apps customer support team (reported issues triage)
  • Collaborate with audio/video engineers and QA engineers in the company on projects to understand requirements and product behaviour.
  • Serve as a mobile apps QA lead, mentor and guide for junior members in project team




  • Minimum BSc degree in science or engineering.
  • 5+ years’ experience working as quality assurance engineer for mobile app projects
  • Professional experience in developing automation tests for iOS and/or Android apps
  • Professional experience using git, firebase, fastlane, bug/crash tools in CI/CD environment
  • Demonstrable experience in test strategy development, test planning, test case design and implementation
  • Demonstrable experience working with cross geo teams and stakeholders
  • Ability to lead bug triages and assign severity considering product requirements
  • Ability to apply knowledge and understanding of stakeholder needs to report on progress in test activities.
  • High level written and verbal communication in both general and technology-specific applications. 


Highly Desired


Technical understanding of and experience with any of the following

  • Audio/Video capture and playback apps on iOS and Android
  • App store ecosystem for iOS and Android
  • Background in music




At Dolby Australia we don’t just care about building great technology but also about you and the communities you are part of. Here are just some of the benefits we provide:

  • Flexible work options + generous personal leave 
  • Employee stock purchase program
  • Generous parental (including secondary) leave policy
  • Wellness program including a fitness/gym subsidy
  • End-of-Trip Facilities: Bicycle parking, showers and towel service
  • Social clubs, team events and celebrations
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging communities and events
  • School, university and community outreach programs