Lead Sound Designer

Audio/Video Austin, Texas


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.


  • 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


  • 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
  • A desire to work in a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Passion for video games

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.