Sr. Manager, Security Architect

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.

Dolby's IP security practices are a key part of our overall IP protection strategy. The Senior Manager of Security Architectwill help shape our IP security activities, and provide technical advice in order to advance our licensing model for the future.This is a highly collaborative hybrid role, blending the business needs and the controls necessary to protect our investments and revenue streams. This manager will ensure alignment with other technical teams, business groups, sales and legal groups; and actively represent the IP Protection function as a key contributor within internal working groups.

This role will contribute significantly to the definition, strategy, development, and execution of IP security across several businesses. This position offers the chance to make a fundamental contribution to the way Dolby deploys its Intellectual Property. The role is based in San Francisco reporting to the Director of IP Protection and Enforcement Programs.


  • Investigate, prototype and evaluate new architectures for protecting Dolby's Intellectual Property and technologies, focusing on the best balance between cost/complexity/security/flexibility, making these solutions feasible and effective for different platforms and architectures
  • Work with external security partners, lead the technical investigation and analysis of their security solutions, and present the results to Dolby management

  • Define robustness rules and engage directly with silicon partners to understand their current IP Protection mechanisms, ensuring they fulfill Dolby's requirements. Help and guide them to define/enforce/expand such protection schemes for new technologies

  • Maintain a threat and risk model. Define test strategies used to verify the level of robustness of implementations is met

  • Provide technical expertise and support during audits and IP Protection investigations. Support legal teams with technical expertise for contract review

  • Provide internal & external trainings related to technical aspects of IP protection, helping to educate the ecosystem on the importance of effective measures for avoiding illicit usage of intellectual properties

  • This position will require regular interaction with Dolby's IP Protection personnel, engineering, business groups, sales and operations teams as well as third party audit firms and our supply chain customers

Requirements :
  • Understanding of technology in the context of intellectual property and licensing models
  • Broad knowledge of IP protection and content security landscape
    • Key technologies and players in the market
    • Mechanisms and techniques to protect both hardware and software IPs.
    • Knowledge of specific methods for protecting video and audio codecs and, post processing is preferred
    • Experience in defining SOC architecture is a plus
  • In-depth knowledge of the hardware and software mechanisms available in embedded and consumer devices:
    • Software protection techniques and countermeasures against reverse engineering
    • Knowledge of cryptographic concepts
    • Trusted Execution Environment, TrustZone and Virtualization
    • Watermarking and tracking techniques
    • Provisioning of security assets
    • Mechanisms used to differentiate hardware IC's and hardware security cores

  • Capable of reviewing and assessing a given security mechanism to identify weaknesses and associated risks
    • Knowledge of methodologies for formal analyses and device testing
  • Experience with IP security development and deployment in embedded devices, consumer products and professional products
  • Adept at dealing with customers during different stages of the licensing and deployment process

  • Key to success is the ability to navigate internal and external partners, build relationships and trust in a team environment
  • Persuasive communication, listening and negotiation skills in order to articulate ideas and thoughts clearly through various means, including written and oral communications with all levels of the organization
  • Domestic and international travel required (20 - 30%)
  • MS/BS in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent with at least 8 years industry experience

Dolby will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of San Francisco Police Code, Article 49, and Administrative Code, Article 12

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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