Sr. Research Engineer

Dolby Sound Sunnyvale, 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 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.

Job Summary

You will bring your experience in video encoding and processing technology to Dolby Vision system. As a prerequisite for your work, you have proven knowledge of the signal/image/video processing. Your solid understanding of trade-offs between computational complexity and picture quality gain of different implementations will guide you in decisions. You will research and develop new algorithms to improve Dolby Vision system, develop proof-of-concept prototype, and evaluate end-to-end system performance.

You must have an in-depth understanding of the key processes in image and video processing systems. You have extensive experience in developing encoding and pre-/post-processing algorithms to improve perceptual picture quality. You will join a highly skilled and motivated team to research and develop advanced video encoding and video processing technologies to improve user experience.

Job Functions

* Works with a general understanding of competitive technologies in the area of focus.

* Works to understand the system context in which new technologies will be used and the requirements that the technology must fulfill for success.

* Creates early-stage conceptual models that demonstrate feasibility.

* Creates application level reference software and/or embedded signal processing software and/or prototype hardware or related firmware that are efficient, modular, well documented, bug free and understandable by others skilled in the art.

* Document and present the new algorithms and implementations in various forms, such as technical white papers and internal meeting

* Maintain the highest technical and moral integrity for Dolby in the workplace and marketplace.

Skills, Education, and Experience Required

* Masters or Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science.

* Minimum of 3 years of experience in developing algorithms for video compression or video processing systems.

* Intimately familiar with image processing and video coding systems, as well as corresponding software in consumer and professional products.

* In-depth understanding of pre-/post-processing algorithms including implementation aspects.

* Proficient in Matlab/C/C++ programming applied to image/video processing is required.

* Quicker learner and strong team player with ability to work under minimal supervision.

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

* It is highly desirable to have one or more of the following:

* Experience in filing patents of newly developed technologies.

* Proven track record of successful research accomplishments, published papers, and/or patent applications in the field of video encoding and processing.

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.