AES Job Board: DTS, Inc. - Multiple Job Listings

Principal Engineer, Streaming Media Systems

Posted On: 2015-4-21
Location: Calabasas, CA, USA

The Principal Engineer, responsible for Streaming Media Systems, will be the technical driver responsible for providing pre- and post-sales support for DTS’s streaming product line. The Principal Engineer’s mission is be to become a key and respected technical resource to streaming content providers. The individual will work closely with the Streaming Solutions team, Certification, R&D and Customer Solutions Engineering teams to ensure that customers achieve a high satisfaction rate during all stages of the development and release cycle. The role is expected to build strong customer relationships while advocating for DTS’s customer value proposition.

The individual is expected to engage with, or support the engagement with, the following parties:
• Existing Customers, for delivery of required technical service in support of product realization
• New Customers, for new design-in opportunities of DTS technologies

While engaging with Existing Customers, duties include:
• Becomes the primary technical interface and main point-of-contact for technical requirements in regards to deploying DTS technologies in customer solutions
• Support the design-in efforts by providing deep technical knowhow on integration of DTS technologies
• Support the hands-on product evaluation and testing by the Customer, able to address technical problems on site
• To help customer with their product development on site, hands on. Able to address both HW and SW related issues independently to a certain degree.
• Problem solving, either directly or help internal teams to assess the issues with on-site evaluation and detailed discussions with the Customer
• Provide technical training, and other direct technical support to the Customer


• Experience with Streaming Formats such as MPEG-DASH, HLS and Smooth Streaming as well as DRM schemes, such as Playready & Widevine
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science, plus relevant industry experience.
• Experience with open source streaming and video technologies
• Solid experience working with SDKs, real time operating systems and writing C/C++ code.
• Experience with Android Applications/Android Applications Framework/Android BSP/Drivers, and overall experience in Android mobile device development
• Strong Networking experience, able to create VPN networks for testing Streaming applications
• Experience loading, testing, supporting development of OTT applications on multiple device types: OTT boxes, mobile, Connected TV, consoles, streaming sticks, etc.
• Problem solving in existing audio/video applications.
• Development of software components for testing streaming applications
• Strong customer facing skills, ability to read the room and react accordingly
• Ability to help develop reference kits, and prototypes of new technology applications a strong plus
• Familiar with at least one transcoder, muxer and transmuxer
• Familiar with container formats like MP4 ISO Base Media File Format, MPEG2 Transport Stream, Ultra-Violet, Protected Interoperable File Format.
• Familiar with codec like H.26x/VC1, AAC/HE-AAC, DTS
• Architectural understanding of Web Apps, Web-based OS’s for Audio codec integrations.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience with Agile development practices a plus

Other Skills & Abilities:

• Exposure to system management tools, i.e. Git, Jira, Sales Force
• Scripting languages Python, Perl, and Bash.
• Audio engineering experience a plus, interest in music, audio/video production, recording engineering, broadcast engineering film audio or acoustics.

Based in Calabasas, with the ability to travel to customers for onsite support

Please apply

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R&D Audio Engineer

Posted On: 2015-4-21
Location: Calabasas, CA, USA

We are looking for an R&D Audio Engineer to join our expert audio processing team. The candidate will assume a technical leadership role in designing new algorithms, with the main focus on novel audio compression and enhancement technologies. The candidate should demonstrate a strong digital signal processing background combined with critical thinking and hands-on experience with state-of-the-art audio processing techniques. A track record of patents and/or publications is desired.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, an audio enthusiast eager to make a difference. Strong troubleshooting skills, energetic drive to solve problems, as well as excellent written and spoken communication skills are expected.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

• Research and development of innovative audio compression, enhancements, and 3D rendering technologies
• Collaboration on algorithmic research, design, and testing procedures
• Development of IP for audio processing solutions
• Implementation of algorithmic improvements for DTS technologies
• Support for commercialization of new audio reference software

Required Education and Experience

• PhD in electrical engineering or computer science, or MSc with at least 5 years of experience in audio research and algorithm design
• High proficiency in C/C++; experience with Matlab a definite plus
• Knowledge of DSP and fixed-point effects on audio algorithms
• Exemplary technical writing and presentation skills
• Excellent communications as well as organizational and interpersonal skills
• Team oriented work ethics

Other Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of audio coding standards (from MPEG, ITU-T, IETF, 3GPP)
• Time-Frequency and sub-band domain techniques for audio processing
• Psychoacoustics and perceptual modelling
• Audio enhancement technologies
• Spatial audio processing
• Code development/integration within distributed cross-functional teams

Please apply

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Director, Build and Release Management

Posted On: 2015-5-14
Location: Calabasas, CA, USA

Reporting to the Director, Infrastructure & Operations, the Director, Build and Release Management will lead the Build Management Office to ensure that the Continuous Integration System meets the needs of the Software Development teams providing a reliable and consistent process. The Build Management Office is responsible for all Software Engineering tools including software configuration management, issue tracking, internal wiki, code review tools and software build tools.
In this role, you will support Atlassian's JIRA, Confluence, FishEye/Crucible, and Crowd applications to meet the needs of the Technology Organization (Engineering) as well the needs of system users in other functions throughout the company. As the adoption of the Agile / Scrum / Kanban methodology expands to various teams, you will promote best practices while advising teams on how to get the most out of the Atlassian tool suite.
As Director, Build and Release Management you will be responsible for the Continuous Integration (CI) System used by internationally distributed Software Development teams. The CI System builds applications for desktop and mobile device platforms as well as SDKs for a variety of embedded platforms.
• Leads a cross-functional software release management team, comprised of, build engineers and software release operations personnel.
• Set and manage team goals and initiatives to align with organization and company-wide goals.
• Ensures high availability of all systems managed by the Build Management Office by proactively reducing the probability of system failures and managing the response to failures that do occur.
• Defines and develops project plans.
• Identifies needed resources for projects, and assigns major project roles.
• Manages projects to ensure completion on schedule and within budget constraints.
• Organizes project activities and interdepartmental meetings to ensure that stakeholders’ objectives can be achieved.
• Assigns and monitors work of personnel providing support and interpretation of instructions and objectives. Work includes, but is not limited to:
o Review plans for new or modified build, release and deploy processes for clarity and completeness.
o Participate in all project phase reviews; recording any nonconformance.
o Add info on SQA team participation! Work with development to create spec for new products or features, and then test from that spec [Allan – not sure about the relevance of this requirement. This seems more like a Test Engineering task than a Build Management Office task.]
o Work with Development and SQA to integrate testing into the Continuous Integration software build process.
o QA of packaging – build files, documentation, source code libraries, etc.
o QA of tools and utilities.
o Assist SQA teams in developing test plans for adherence to standards.
o Work with R&D and/or consultants on defining and enhancing comparison tools and other utilities.
o Reviews current systems and makes technical/process recommendations for improving efficiency.
• Functions collaboratively as part of a fast-paced, customer oriented team and perform effectively as an independent producer under broad management direction.

Education and/or Experience:

1. BA/BS Degree in CS, Information Systems, or equivalent work experience.
2. Minimum of 5 years of experience with Engineering Systems Administration, or Application Systems Administration, or Development Operations in a medium to large-sized environment. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in establishing and upholding procedures with a focus on sustainability and maintainability as an organization grows.
3. 4+ years’ experience with continuous integration build systems (e.g. AntHill Pro, Electric Commander, Jenkins) implementing multiple parallel build processes using a virtualized environment.

Please apply

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Fellow, Software Solutions Engineering

Posted On: 2015-6-17
Location: Calabasas, CA or Los Gatos, CA, USA

DTS is looking for an inspiring technical expert to drive innovation in a multiplatform, product development environment. As Fellow, Solutions Engineering, you will work with business, research and development teams to design solutions for audio technologies that are deployed across multiple technical platforms. You will be responsible for the overall solution design for one or more strategic initiatives across all delivery platforms including web-based services (cloud), mobile (iOS, Android, Windows) SDKs and OEM platform integration, and desktop (Windows, Mac). While this is an individual contributor role, you will collaborate with engineering managers and their teams to ensure highest quality, timely delivery of the end-to-end solution.

You will help define and maintain coding best practices, continuous integration processes, unit testing practices, and integration testing practices to achieve a consistently high level of rapid, quality software delivery. As Fellow, Solutions Engineering, you will also interface with our customer service teams, and directly with customers and integration partners, to drive the integration of DTS ingredient technologies into OEM/ODM platforms.

As a recognized expert with a wealth of knowledge, you have a proven track record of resolving the most complex and broad reaching technical challenges. You will set the example of “best practices,” maintain current competitive awareness, and participate in emerging trends and technologies. You will make strategic recommendations and identify how they will benefit/impact the organization.

To be successful in this role, you must have superior coding skills in C/C++ and 2 other languages. You must be experienced with lean and agile methods. You must be enthusiastic, collaborative, and a quick learner. Travel is required for this position (approximately 30% of time), which is based in Calabasas, California. This position reports into the Office of the CTO.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

• Extraordinary communication skills. Multiple languages a plus.
• Designs and communicates the overall architecture for one or more technology programs, which contain a portfolio of related products (including defining key interfaces) between product development teams and platform integration strategies.
• Ensures technical consistency of products within one or more programs through design reviews, code reviews, documentation reviews, and end-to-end testing (including automated tests).

Required Education and Experience

• Ph.D. or Master's degree in computer science and/or engineering preferred. Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent experience is required.
• Minimum 20 years of progressively complex experience with 2 or more notable commercial successes of multiplatform solutions.
• Recognized expert in your field.
• Published technical papers or briefs, blogs, white papers, or attained technology patents.
• Ability to blend technology solutions with strategic decisions and business constraints to maximize value.
• Broad experience contributing to and leading technology teams.
• Excellent leadership skills including strategic vision, delivering results, and mentoring engineers to maximize contributions.
• Proven ability to work with cross-functional teams and develop collaborative working relationships across multiple business units.
• Extraordinary communication skills to champion and evangelize technology solutions to both technical and non-technical communities.
• Expert level knowledge of C/C++ is required.
• Proficient knowledge of at least one other programming language such as Objective-C, Java, Python, or other mobile and web-based technologies is desired.
• Working knowledge of common operating systems (Android, iOS, Linux, Mac OS, Windows) and command line scripting is required.

Please apply

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.Net Software Developer Consultant

Posted On: 2015-6-17
Location: Calabasas, CA, USA

.Net software developer to develop in house software solutions built on .Net using c#, MVC and Entity Framework. Develops and maintains custom internal web applications and information dashboards. Along with enhancing existing web applications, creates integration points between enterprise software solutions such as Salesforce, Oracle and Aliant Systems.

This position will be for approximately 6+ months and will be a regular full time consultant position in Calabasas, CA.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

• Designs, builds, tests, and supports custom .Net web applications.
• In-depth knowledge of .Net and C# development.
• Experience working with MVC and Entity Framework.
• Solid TSQL skills and experience working with MS SQL Server
• Working Knowledge of MS SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 R2, SQL Server Integration Services 2008 R2 a plus.
• Working knowledge of Agile and Scrum development processes.
• Working knowledge of source control tools (i.e. Subversion, SourceSafe, team foundation server, etc.)
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to proof and edit.
• Strong teamwork and project-related skills.
• Understanding of standard business practices related to Intellectual Property Licensing, Accounting, Human Resources, and Procurement a plus
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work with little supervision

Required Education and Experience

• BS in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent.
• 3-5 years of experience in web application development.

Please apply

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Principal VR/Game Audio Programmer

Posted On: 2015-7-14
Location: USA or Europe (open)

DTS Inc. seeks a talented vr/game audio programmer to work on next generation spatial audio solutions for games and VR applications on PC, console and mobile platforms.

DTS has a number of spatial audio technologies including Headphone:X and DTS:X which are well-suited to VR and Game applications. As part of a development team working in a scrum environment, you will help develop products and technology that enable VR and Game Developers to make high quality products which incorporate these technologies. The team is responsible for developing core technologies and integrating them into middleware products or third-party engines.

Is this you?

• Your passion is the code, but the final product drives you
• You’re an excellent C++ programmer with a bag of tricks – you know when to use them, and when not to
• You’ve got strong maths skills in the areas of 3D geometry or signal processing
• You’re a techie at heart but understand the creative process of game and VR development. You’re not scared to pick up the creative tools such as Sound Forge, Wwise, Unity, Ableton, etc.
• We can all write code from scratch – you’ll need to do that, but working with others’ code is cool too – you know when to improve it and when to leave it alone.
• You’re confident working in a team, you know when to work with the team and when to get your head down
• You’re a problem solver and can quickly find the key factors required to make it work
• You’re a planner – you know what you know, what you don’t and can adapt accordingly
• You’re decisive – you decide how to approach a problem, you know when it’s done and when to move on or try a different approach
• You’ve got your areas of expertise, but you know how to take on something new without fear – you adapt quickly
• You lead by example – sharing your knowledge and learning from others is part of your core
• You know how to share your understanding of technology with people who don’t have a detailed technical background

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

• Cross platform development including Android, iOs or game consoles
• Multi-threaded development
• Optimization

Required Education and Experience

• B.Sc. in computer science, or equivalent
• 3 or more years of solid C++ in a production environment
• Strong to expert level maths (3D Geometry, Signal Processing or other relevant area)
• Production experience working with Wwise, FMOD, Unity, Unreal
• Demonstrable background in Audio DSP or algorithm development
• 1 or more published game titles (or products used in published game titles) or experience in other creative/technical development environment
• Memory management
• Source control

Extras that will help:

• VR SDKs such as Morhpeus or Occulus
• Content development using middleware tools
• Experience in an Agile/Scrum environment
• SDK development
• Tool Development
• Matlab
• Python
• Jenkins

Please apply

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About DTS, Inc.

5220 Las Virgenes Road
Calabasas, CA 91302

Phone: +1 818 436 1000
Fax: +1 818 436 1999

DTS, Inc. (NASDAQ: DTSI) is a premier audio solutions provider for high-definition entertainment experiences—anytime, anywhere, on any device. DTS' audio solutions enable delivery and playback of clear, compelling high-definition audio which is incorporated by hundreds of licensee customers around the world, into an array of consumer electronic devices. From a renowned legacy as a pioneer in high definition multi-channel audio, DTS became a mandatory audio format in the Blu-ray Disc standard and is now increasingly deployed in enabling digital delivery of compelling movies, music, games and other forms of digital entertainment to a growing array of network-connected consumer devices. DTS technology is in car audio systems, digital media players, DVD players, game consoles, home theaters, PCs, set-top boxes, smart phones, surround music content and every device capable of playing Blu-ray discs. Founded in 1993, DTS' corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, California with its licensing operations headquartered in Limerick, Ireland. DTS also has offices in Los Gatos and Santa Ana, California, Washington, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

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