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Dolby Laboratories, Inc. - QA Manager

Posted On: 2014-8-22
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

This is a technical management position responsible for building, overseeing, & coordinating a team of QA engineers testing Dolby technologies. This team is responsible for creating, maintaining, & running a QA test environment used to perform functional & performance testing on multiple projects & products developed across multiple global Dolby sites & project teams. This is an exciting & challenging opportunity for the right senior person passionate about both testing & Dolby technologies.
The position involves being part of the larger world-wide Dolby QA community in designing and executing effective, efficient, & repeatable test processes. It requires a strong working knowledge of testing on embedded devices & real-time applications as well as experience successfully managing QA teams. Work will be performed in a collaborative team environment involving interaction with other internal groups as well as potential customers of the technology. At start-up, this position will involve considerable hands-on work, but as the team grows, will evolve to mostly a management and leadership role.


*Manage team of technical test engineers, providing both management & technical oversight enabling team members to be successful in execution of assigned tasks.
*Supervise, plan, guide, and direct the team operationally and tactically in order to meet each project’s objectives of schedule, quality, and budget.
*Plan the resource needs for the team, preparing headcount and equipment budgets to assure adequate resources are in place.
*Develop and implement strategies for testing & test process improvements.
*Grow & teach the team as project demands require.
*Partner w/QA teams from across the company by working closely with Dolby engineering entities across the world.
*Provide technical leadership in the development, specification, implementation, & maintenance of various test environments required to perform full functional feature testing, regression testing and standards compliance verification on all products assigned to the team.
*Manage the planning, design, and implementation of comprehensive test plans & test cases to ensure product functionality requirements & performance goals are achieved.
*Create & maintain test schedules for all projects within the team.
*Produce regular reports of product quality measures, to ensure goals are met.
*Stay abreast of industry SQA tools & best practices & apply those to the development & deployment of new test technologies, tools &/or methods.


*M.S. or B.S. Electrical Engineering (or equivalent) w/at least 8 years of test experience & at least 3 years of test group management experience.
*Expert knowledge & understanding of test methodologies, practices, software development processes, & defect tracking systems.
*Deep knowledge of automated test methodologies & tools.
*Hands-on scripting &/or test tool development experience.
*Experience testing consumer electronics, consumer audio product testing would be a significant plus
*Experience leading consumer electronics compatibility testing
*Direct experience with embedded and real-time applications testing & test tooling.
*Experience with audio testing would be a significant plus.
*Significant experience testing applications in the Linux environment.
*Experience testing complex systems utilizing DSP hardware.
*Positive, team-oriented work ethic.
*Exceptional presentation, coaching, & mentoring skills will also be important for success. Must be able to present to all position levels, from individual contributors to executives.
*Superior interpersonal skills, especially influencing, is required. Must have the ability to develop strong working relationships with partners, customers, and team members at all levels. Must be able to deal with unexpected challenges in a collaborative, professional manner.
*This position may require periodic international travel.

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About Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

100 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: +1 415 558 0359
Fax: +1 415 863 1373
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Phone: +44 793 842 100
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Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB) is the global leader in technologies that are essential elements in the best entertainment experiences. Founded in 1965 and best known for high-quality audio and surround sound, Dolby creates innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or on the go. For more information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby technologies, please visit

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