Looking for new technical writing gig?  Dolby has two openings in San Francisco—and another in Nürnberg—for senior technical writers (writing in English) with experience creating DITA XML content.

What’s it like working at Dolby?

Well, I’m the manager. That might be the bad news. I’m busy and I can’t stand micromanaging, so what you get from me are high level goals and an expectation that YOU will chase your projects, not me. Everyone else around here is really nice and supportive, but there’s a pretty high expectation that if you’re working at Dolby, you know what you’re doing, and what you don’t know, you’ll take responsibility for figuring out—fast.

Dolby is a fairly typical San Francisco Bay Area tech company, but with some different, weirdly cool perks. We don’t do the pinball-until-midnight-with-a-chef-working-around-the-clock thing, but we do get to attend private screenings of the latest motion picture releases in some of the most technologically advanced movie theaters in the world. We get to go backstage at broadcast events like the Grammy’s, and see how amazing Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound actually gets put on air. We get to play in labs full of amazing audio and video gear.

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The technical writers who are most successful at Dolby are self-organizing fans of the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) and serious über-geeks who eat API references for breakfast, think digital signal processing is fascinating, know that HDMI, SDI, and TosLink cables make good neckwear, and can probably go on for several hours about their favorite Star Wars characters. (That last one would definitely not be me.) They can follow established processes—or enroll their colleagues in improving stupid processes. They enjoy thinking strategically about how to write and manage content for reuse.

If any of this sounds like you, please apply! If you know someone awesome who might be interested in any of these positions, please encourage them to apply. Help us get the word out by sharing these announcements on your professional social networks.

Thanks in advance—
Erin Vang, PMP
エリン ヴァン 王艾琳 방예
Sr Manager, Broadcast & Vision Technical Publications

Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
1275 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
T +1 415 645 4170
http://www.dolby.com | erin.vang@dolby.com