Senior Technical Audio Designer

Audio Bellevue, Washington


Description

ABOUT FIREWALK™

At Firewalk, our mission is to spark incredible multiplayer experiences that inspire memorable moments. We’re building a world-class, next-generation game studio where people come first. For us, setting a high-quality bar, creating something extraordinary, and treating each other with trust and respect go hand-in-hand. Our collaborative team of amazing creators are crafting new worlds that ignite imagination and connection. Join us to deliver awesome gaming entertainment, rooted in strong gameplay and inspiring art that captures the joy of playing together.

We are currently working on an unannounced, original multiplayer game that is being published by our partners at Sony Interactive Entertainment. We’re actively looking to add visionary creators who thrive in an environment where the “status quo” just won’t do and who genuinely want to be part of a collaborative, inclusive, and respectful team.

Firewalk is proud to be part of the ProbablyMonsters family of studios who recently raised $250 million to secure our future and our team with the benefits of a long-lasting career.

THE ROLE

Our studio is looking for a Senior Technical Audio Designer who is incredibly passionate about games and bringing exceptional entertainment to millions of players. As our Sr. Technical Audio Designer, you will be responsible for creating and maintaining our audio systems, improving our pipelines and workflows, and implementing music, sound, and voice content from our internal and external audio teams.

WHO YOU ARE

  • You are passionate about gaming and strive to create amazing audio experiences for gamers.
  • You have content creation experience but have chosen to specialize in audio implementation and systems design.
  • You are a creative problem solver who is always looking for ways to make things better for both the audio team and the player.
  • You have a refined audio aesthetic with a keen ear for detail and nuance, but you are always thinking about the player experience and are attentive to the big picture.
  • You find reward in sharing knowledge and experience with the audio team and enjoy mentoring less-experienced sound designers in the realm of audio implementation.
  • You can work semi-autonomously with minimal supervision but enjoy the collaborative process.
  • You are a team player and can work well in a cross-disciplinary way to solve problems.
  • You are a great communicator with strong written and verbal skills.
  • You are well organized, detail oriented, and adhere to high standards of quality and consistency.

WHAT YOUR DAY MIGHT LOOK LIKE
  • Integrating audio content into Wwise and implementing it in Unreal, including BP scripting, animation tagging, environmental authoring, etc.
  • Collaborating with the Audio Director, Audio Programmer, and/or other team members to develop and refine our complex audio systems and implementation pipelines.
  • Collaborating with Gameplay and Design teams to ensure audio is providing optimal player feedback.
  • Playtesting the game to ensure audio quality and to give notes on the overall player experience.
  • Documenting, updating, and maintaining audio systems, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • You have a deep knowledge of game audio implementation tools and technologies.
  • You have significant Unreal Blueprint or similar visual scripting experience.
  • You are a good mixer who understands that mixing is part of the implementation process.
  • You have an expert level understanding of Wwise workflows and best practices.
  • You have a good understanding of traditional multichannel and emerging virtual surround sound formats and best practices.
  • You have a great understanding of audio propagation concepts and environmental audio systems.
  • You are proficient with your DAW of choice, e.g., ProTools, Reaper, etc.
  • You have at least 5+ years of professional audio experience working in-house at one or more game studios.
  • You have shipped at least one AAA quality game as an audio designer or technical audio designer.

Our commitment to you
  • A people-first culture founded on respect, trust, approachability, and accountability.
  • A stable home that values your potential, deeply cares about your work-life balance, and is committed to investing in your craft and long-term career.
  • Competitive benefits package including health and family benefits, employee assistance program, flexible and paid time off, financial benefits and professional and personal development.

ABOUT PROBABLYMONSTERS™ STUDIOS

ProbablyMonsters Studios is a developer-led independent game company. Our mission is to unite, guide, and empower talented teams to create exceptional original games. We have built a sustainable development process that is committed to providing our teams the resources and creative environment needed to foster stable, rewarding, and life-long careers.
While each of our studios has a unique identity built around the type of gamer experience they are creating, all of them are bonded by the core values of respect, trust, accountability, and approachability.