Senior/Staff Researcher

Overview

Join the leader in entertainment and communication 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 and enterprise voice conferencing systems. We continue to revolutionize how people create, deliver, and enjoy entertainment worldwide. To do that, we need the absolute best talent, including insatiably curious engineers and scientists for our advanced technology group. 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.

This position is in the Research Organization of Dolby Laboratories (www.dolby.com) and is located in Beijing, China. The position focuses on the creation of voice and communication signal processing technologies including the whole range of research from the underlying theoretical concepts to the development of prototypes that provide a proof of concept. As a part of an international team, the staff engineer research will work on ideas exploring new horizons in the voice and audio processing, analysis, replay and organization. The researcher is responsible for performing fundamental new research, transfer technology to product groups, and draft patent applications.

We are looking for a self-motivated, highly talented individual interested in applying his or her skills in technologies involving a fundamental understanding of the way that sound sources (audio and voice) are captured, manipulated, coded, delivered, enhanced and played back using digital signal processing techniques. Applications include pre-processing such as noise suppression and echo cancellation, coding and post-processing solutions in market areas such as audio conferencing systems, consumer electronics, mobile, broadcast, PC and other technologies crucial to Dolby Laboratories’ success. The position involves working in cooperation with other technology developers/researchers within Dolby’s global research network in Australia and the United States, and the opportunity to propose new ideas for further investigation. This requires efficient interactions which different functional divisions within the company.

This position is in the Research Organization of Dolby Laboratories (www.dolby.com) and is located in Beijing, China. The position focuses on the creation of voice and communication signal processing technologies including the whole range of research from the underlying theoretical concepts to the development of prototypes that provide a proof of concept. As a part of an international team, the staff engineer research will work on ideas exploring new horizons in the voice and audio processing, analysis, replay and organization. The researcher is responsible for performing fundamental new research, transfer technology to product groups, and draft patent applications.

Education, Skills, Abilities, and Experience:

  • Master Degree or Ph.D. degree or Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or another related field. Plus 2-4 years of relevant experience in an industrial Research environment required for candidates with Master Degree, highly desired for applicants with Ph.D. degree.
  • Demonstrated ability to create fundamentally new, novel (patentable) signal processing technologies and algorithms
  • Proficient in advanced theory and application of signal processing techniques
  • Work experience in international teams.
  • Proficient in advanced theory and application of signal processing techniques
  • Experience in working in cross-continental teams
  • Team-oriented work ethic
  • Strong personal interest sound technologies and in learning, researching, and creating relevant new technologies with high commercial impact
  • Independent, self-motivated worker requiring minimal supervision
  • Fluent in Chinese and English. Excellent communication skills

Strongly Desired

  • Working experience in a multinational company and in cross-continental teams
  • Good project leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with VoIP technologies as such network resiliency, Quality-of-service, speech enhancement, noise reduction
  • Experience working in a software development team, including software version control
  • Experience in VoIP technologies, familiar with one of the components in a typical
  • Good background in network programming
  • Real-time audio processing
  • Personal interest in audio and communications technologies
  • Strong mathematics

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