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Sr. Program Manager- Dolby Vision

Company: Dolby Sound
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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.

We are seeking a Sr. Program Manager to join the Consumer Entertainment Group based in Sunnyvale, CA, to help scale Dolby Vision and bring the next generation of spectacular video experiences to market. You will use your business and technical acumen to ensure that programs are efficiently executed to meet the strategic market needs and opportunities. You will drive complex programs from initiation to delivery while using your careful planning, schedule management, influencing, and communication skills. We will depend on you to handle a variety of critical programs with multiple cross-functional dependencies and team dynamics in order to successfully complete programs within scope, schedule, cost, and quality.


  • You'll drive the activities of cross-functional teams to develop the newest consumer and professional video technologies for the Dolby Vision market.
  • Work with internal and external partners to ensure alignment of goals, timelines, expectations, and resolve any issues and/or escalations.
  • Manage and revise the Plan of Record (POR) to ensure that it achieves or exceeds the business objectives. Focus on critical priorities and proactively works to remove obstacles in order to meet commitments.
  • Ensure effective teamwork and communication with key stakeholders and that the overall business objectives are being met.
  • Provide timely and effective program status updates to senior management and recommend potential corrective actions as appropriate.
  • Partner with key stakeholders in each group to align on overall objectives and plan and gain their support.
  • Anticipate problems and build risk mitigation plans accordingly. Communicate critical issues in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that Dolby's process methodologies, templates, and tools are properly applied to all programs.
  • Contribute to the refinement of program management methodologies within Dolby. You'll improve development and business processes continuously within programs, while coaching and learning from fellow program managers.


  • Experience working with SoC developers and an understanding of SoC hardware and software architectures, development cycles and test methodologies are important.
  • Minimum of 7 years professional experience in driving software and hardware product development programs from inception to end of life, as a project and/or program manager.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic environment requiring adaptability and collaboration with a focus on delivering measurable results.
  • You should be able to effectively navigate the organizations formal/informal structures to build relationships in order to effectively partner and get things done through influence, without any formal authority.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Must be comfortable discussing technical details with engineering teams as well as synthesizing concise core messages for senior executives.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive a cross-functional team towards complex decision making by using sound judgement and persuasion across all levels of the organization.
  • Knowledge and demonstrable skillful application of program and project management practices, tools, and processes as they apply to product development.
  • Practical experience with risk analysis, conflict resolution and meeting facilitation.
  • Excellent organizer who takes the initiative and can work independently to achieve goals established in a team environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project or similar scheduling tool, PowerPoint, and Excel is a plus.
  • Experience in Agile/Scrum methodologies, especially in transitioning large teams from waterfall to scrum.
  • Experience in consumer entertainment product development or technology is 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.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose

Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Keywords: Dolby Sound, Sunnyvale , Sr. Program Manager- Dolby Vision, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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