Lead Sound Designer

Audio/Video Austin, Texas


Description

Would you like to work on some of the greatest franchises in gaming history? Certain Affinity, the largest independent video game developer in Austin, is comprised of a tightly knit group of experienced, no-nonsense veterans committed to solid work/life balance. We’re best known for co-developing numerous AAA FPS games, though we are also creating compelling new games of our own.

A Lead Sound Designer is tasked with creating and integrating sound with a high complexity level and performing the duties of an “Audio Lead” on a small to mid-sized project. Self-directed quality assurance, scheduling, field recording, equipment maintenance, V.O. editing and library management are also common duties.

Responsibilities

  • This person will act as the audio lead for a game project
  • Drive quality on audio features
  • Interface regularly with the game team to enable quick feature iteration
  • Create high-quality audio assets
  • Integrate audio assets into various game engines, on multiple platforms
  • Utilize multiple scripting tools to create nuanced game audio
  • Edit and organize VO
  • Provide recording services (field and studio)
  • Create linear audio sound design (movies, scripted events, IGCs, etc.)
  • Maintain studio equipment and libraries

Requirements  

  • Can drive, design and execute audio features collaboratively across disciplines
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) focused on audio production
  • At least two AAA game titles shipped as a sound designer
  • Minimum of five years working professionally in a game development environment
  • Solid understanding of audio signal flow and digital audio editing
  • Solid understanding of the workings and practices of interactive audio
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to maintain high-quality work on a production timeline with minimum supervision

Extra Credit

  • Multiple AAA titles shipped in action or shooter genres
  • Has worked with Nuendo, Reaper, or Sound Forge
  • Programming or scripting background

Certain Affinity also offers relocation for this position to assist you in the move to Austin, Texas.