Product Manager - Audio
Posted on Nov 5, 2020 by Dolby
Dolby is seeking an aspirational, experienced, Product Manager to lead the global development team that creates professional SDKs and core services powering Dolby's next generation audio codecs and experiences, including Dolby AC-4 and Dolby Atmos. The position reports to the Group Product Manager of the Professional Products & Solutions Audio group, based at Dolby HQ on Market Street in San Francisco, USA. Our charter is to define and build the products and solutions necessary to enable broadcast, OTT, VOD, and music professionals to deliver spectacular Dolby Audio and Dolby Atmos experiences to international audiences through Real Time and file-based workflows.
The Successful Candidate Should:
Understand audio at its most basic level; you don't just listen to it or make it - you actually know how it works.
Know that despite your products having a relatively small number of customers, they nourish a content distribution ecosystem that delivers spectacular audio experiences daily, at global scale - Apple, Netflix, Amazon Music, Disney Streaming Services, Harmonic, AWS Elemental, MediaKind, etc.
Know and help our customers but don't want to just build them a faster horse; you seek a deep understanding of what they are trying to do (and why) and look for opportunities to disrupt the status quo.
Read and research cloud computing blogs daily and have a thirst to deploy products and services in the cloud to leverage its speed, pricing model, flexibility, reliability, and security.
Be able to go deep with engineering when required but understand that your real value is your business acumen, strategic thinking, and precisely-informed perspectives; you never lose sight of what your customers need, when they need it, and why.
Thrive in an ambiguous environment but create structure for your team out of the chaos by clearly articulating product priorities and requirements (with customer data and insights to back them up).
Analyze business and technical problems and make well thought out decisions based on sound data and experience.
Be comfortable with agile methodologies and tools.
Understand the benefits and tradeoffs between technology licensing and open source and know how to use each to your advantage.
Have excellent communication skills.
Have the tenacity to defend your position but are humble enough to commit to a course of action that has been decided on by leadership.
Own the vision and roadmap for Dolbys professional core services and SDKs.
Be the Product Owner for multiple scrum teams spread across the globe.
Work with other teams in the organization to align with strategic objectives and roadmaps.
Map product goals to executive strategy while striking a balance with the needs of your users.
Conduct quantitative and qualitative research to identify requirements, analyze market opportunities, and set product strategy.
Prepare and deliver presentations, demonstrations and product concepts; typical audiences include executive management, customers, and content distribution ecosystem partners.
Perform competitive analysis and provide market insights to the organization.
Work with the marketing team to create positioning and messaging for your products and services.
Collaborate across the company (development, QA, design, technical publications, sales, sales-ops, marketing, finance, legal, and program management) to ensure the success of your product.
Work with professional partners to integrate Dolby technologies into their products and solutions.
5+ years of Product Management experience.
Bachelors degree in computer science, engineering, marketing, or equivalent relevant field.