Senior Software Developer, Exploratory Engineering Job at Dolby in San Francisco, CA

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 resourc
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 world is changing, and it’s more important than ever that first-class
information, communications, and entertainment services are available to users
wherever they may be. Here at Dolby, our mission is to enable experiences that
transcend expectations. We need your creative solutions and diverse thought!
The successful applicant will join a well-resourced team, creating core
technology and IP to power the connected-life experiences customers
depend on.


Join us on the Exploratory Engineering team as a Senior Software Developer. You
will be an individual contributor on a collaborative team, spearheading the
development and evolution of Dolby’s audio technology products for several
consumer, computer, and communication platforms.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will use your software design and architecture skills to answer

questions about the application of Dolby technologies to new markets.

  • You will collaborate with business partners to specify and build software

prototypes and guide further development toward a product

  • You will investigate how to maximize the value of over-the-top (OTT),

video game, and streaming music experiences

  • You will be a partner to other Dolby teams, contributing your expertise

to company-wide technical strategy

  • You will embody the principles of agile and lean development
  • You will enjoy improving your own skills and sharing knowledge with


To Be Successful

This role requires a firm understanding of technical relations with external
engineering teams, including alignment on features, schedules, and value
propositions. You will need to build a deep understanding of how Dolby
technology products inter-operate. You will need to examine relevant standards,
specifications, and whitepapers to understand design constraints. With these
competencies and your software development expertise, you will delight our
customers time after time.


  • BSEE, MSEE or equivalent experience with 5+ years of professional

software engineering experience

  • Demonstrable proficiency in C/C++ is required, ideally for audio digital

signal processing

  • Demonstrable familiarity with media processing APIs and software

constructs, ideally Microsoft’s. For example: UWP, ISpatialAudioClient,
SASAPI, Media Foundation, and audio processing objects (APOs)

  • Desirable proficiencies include: Python, Javascript, C#, build tools like

MSBuild or cmake, as well as macOS or Linux development experience

  • Experience with mobile platforms of iOS and Android is a plus
  • Experience with open-source software and participation in the open-source

community desirable

  • Professional experience in one or more of the following desirable:

Perceptual codecs, OTT services, game development, Bluetooth, or VoIP

  • Effusive passion for movies, music, and video games!


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


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.

Nearest Major Market:San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market:Oakland

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Company: Dolby

Company Location:  San Francisco, CA

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