Staff Mechanical Engineer

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 is looking for a senior mechanical design engineer to develop and prototype advanced mechanical designs for a forward-looking consumer product


  • Designs and builds proof-of-concept prototypes of precision optics housing and positioning systems
  • Works in close collaboration with optical design engineer
  • Engages with external vendors and generates mechanical design specifications for them
  • Explains and documents design decisions and tradeoffs to team and management


  • Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering and 8+ years of hands-on experience developing mechanical prototypes with focus on ergonomics
  • Experience using Solidworks and 3D printers for prototyping designs
  • Experience with optical mechanical assembly
  • Experience designing with tight tolerance requirements
  • Ability to work independently, without any help
  • Demonstrated ability to create prototypes from scratch
  • Knowledge of opto-mechanical design principles
  • Experience with electro-mechanical drives – ability to integrate opto-electro-mechanical systems
  • Experience designing for injection molding process
  • Experience in design-for-manufacturability
  • Experience with finite element analysis for mechanical stress, thermal and environmental
  • Experience working with electrical engineers on PCBs and cable assemblies
  • Material science knowledge with focus on ergonomics
  • Knowledge of machining and optical manufacturing processes

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in head mounted device design
  • Basic knowledge of optical principles a plus

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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