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Dolby Laboratories, Inc. - Audio Electrical Hardware Engineer

Posted On: 2019-2-7
Location: Ozark, Missouri, USA

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.


Overview

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, people inspired by the rapidly expanding world of electronic media. We offer a collegial culture, challenging projects, and excellent compensation and benefits.
In this position, you will be part of the Consumer Entertainment Technology engineering team working with external customers, Dolby Researchers, and other internal Dolby teams to bring new audio experiences to new devices. We are seeking an experienced Audio Electrical Hardware Engineerto work in the design and development of audio electrical hardware systems in consumer products. The successful applicant will be working with the Product Development and Engineering teams and manufacturing partners to bring world class audio products from concept to market.
As an Audio Systems Engineer in the Dolby CEG group, the qualified candidate will contribute to development will of audio subsystems based ontest hardware and software that enables the a newnext generation of Dolby technologies.


Responsibilities:

You will need to be a technical leader who understands system architecture issues and contributes innovative ideas, a system-level problem solver
Develop audio hardware with a system level/holistic approach to optimize system efficiency, performance, and cost, from input to output
Design analog and digital electronics hardware with an emphasis on audio band applications. This will require experience with audio band data conversion, mixed signal analysis, power amplification, and control loop theory
Simulate and analyze new circuit topologies for use within audio electronics, loudspeakers, and power conversion devices.
Create design documents (schematics, test procedures, bill of materials, etc.) necessary to support and build products that Dolby will be developing
Work and collaborate with a broad cross-functional team to ensure new product designs are developed with proper attention to quality, manufacturing, supply chain, and life cycle details
Support product derivative initiatives that expand existing Dolby product portfolios.
Lead, mentor, and support junior engineers in their career development and project design efforts.
Collaborate with cross-functional team members to assist in product definition and feasibility PLM phases
Perform competitive product analysis and benchmarking
Stay abreast of industry trends in electronicsdesign and simulation
Evaluate supplier capabilities
Assist in building electroacousticreference designs, proof of concept designs, and demonstration platforms
Assist in prototyping completeaudio subsystems for consumer entertainment productssuch as televisions, sound bars, PCs, etc.
Assist in module level definitions for amplifier, transducers, transducer modules
Assist in building electroacoustic reference designs, proof of concept designs, and demonstration platforms
Measure electroacoustic performance of transducers, transducer modules, system level integration of modules
Tune and optimize the acoustic performance of reference designs, demo platforms, using a variety of internal and external DSP t
Contribute to design and documentation of customer-facing tests whichverify that acoustic performance requirements are met.
Support tuning activities at customer locations as required
Debug system issues by determining if problems exist in hardware or software.
Work with senior engineers to establish and document product test plans.Provides technical support for broadcast business group initiatives.
Review system architectures contribute to definition of requirements for integrating Dolby technologies intoconsumer entertainment playback products.
Collaborate with technical writers to produce customer-facing technical documentation.
Utilize and adapt existing test automation tools.
Report as needed, issues through a formal bug tracking system and work with the engineering team to help isolate, debug, and resolve issues/bugs.
Setup, configure, and maintain software test labs and test environments.
Stay abreast of industry product design trends software testing tools and best practices
Prototyping


Requirements:

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering
Minimum 5 years of industry proven experience
Experience with high fidelity analog & digital audio circuit design, operational amplifiers, and high dynamic range audio data converter
Experience with audio power amplifier design - emphasis on high-efficiency techniques such as Class-D amplifiers preferred
Solid understanding of switch-mode power conversion for use in DC/DC power supplies
Familiarity with high frequency magnetic design utilized within switching power converters
Experience designing circuits and products that meet international compliance and safety regulations
Self-motivated with the ability to perform design & development tasks with minimal oversight
Great team player with strong verbal and written communication skills
Highly proficient using engineering development tools – circuit simulation, schematic capture, numerical computing environments, integrated development environments, etc.
Proficiency with Mentor Graphics development tools would be preferred
Skilled using laboratory test & measurement equipment such as mixed signal oscilloscopes, audio analyzers, power analyzers, etc.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse teams, both functionally and geographically
Proven ability of working hands-on and multitasking
Solid written, verbal and technical language proficiency
Ability to travel domestically and internationally, with one or more trips per year
Willing to relocate to the Springfield, Missouri area


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.


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About Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

1275 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
U.S.A.

Phone: +1 415 558 0359
Fax: +1 415 863 1373
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Website: www.dolby.com

Other Address:
Wootton Bassett
Wiltshire SN4 8QJ
UK
Phone: +44 793 842 100
Fax: +44 793 842 101

Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work. For more than 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear, and powerful in Dolby. For more information, please visit www.dolby.com.

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