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Senior Audio Designer - Game Team

Santa Monica, Los Angeles Interactive
At Skydance Interactive, we believe in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in interactive entertainment. Innovation in game design, technology and storytelling is the passion that drives our agile studio of dedicated and talented game creators. Collaboration across all disciplines is vital to our success and is at the core of the inclusive culture we strive to foster every day.
We empower our employees to take ownership of the features they develop and create their own solutions when challenges arise. As our studio grows, we want to bring even more risk-takers, innovators and diverse voices along for the ride as we continue to create the games that will defy convention and define the future of the medium.
Our studio was founded in 2008 by several Treyarch veterans as The Workshop. For eight years, we built our reputation in the AAA console space working on hit titles such as Gears of War, XCom 2, Sorcery and The Evil Within.
In 2016, we joined forces with Skydance Media to form Skydance Interactive and set our sights on becoming the premiere studio in the burgeoning arena of Virtual Reality. Following the success of our first VR title Archangel, we elevated our ambition and tackled The Walking Dead universe in VR. The result was the 2018 genre-defining hit The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners.
With the success of the award winning multi-platform hit The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, we are seeking an extraordinary Senior Audio Designer to join our dynamic team based in Santa Monica, California or remotely in either California, Washington or Texas. #Interactive


  • Create next-gen environmental audio for our virtual worlds, develop/maintain the spatial audio systems that drive them
  • Design audio for ranged and melee weapons, creatures, UI and all other aspects of game audio
  • Control the mix; Help ensure proper equalization and dynamics for all assets and systems
  • Document technical requirements and aesthetic visions; demonstrate aesthetic vision through your skills and experience as a sound designer
  • Drive internal and external reviews for sound effects and music
  • Help drive the casting/recording/implementation of dialogue
  • Maintain a working knowledge of audio-related platform requirements 
  • Recommend library additions and plan and execute field recording adventures when necessaryStrategize and manage internal/external resources for maximum benefitAssist with audio R&D and tool development
  • Define and apply best practices of technical audio workflows and systems to support project and team needs
  • Manage Wwise project organization, structures, gameplay parameter setups and optimizations
  • Foster camaraderie and teamwork between disciplines, be a positive force of support and guidance
  • Requirements

  • Deep knowledge of game audio implementation, tools and technologies
  • Experience with Wwise
  • Extensive knowledge of audio signal processing, mixing, sample rates, data compression, filters, reverbs, 3D positional audio, etc.
  • Proven ability to drive a vision from conception to final implementation
  • Completed at least one full game development cycle
  • Authorization to work in the United States 
  • Pluses

  • Experience with Unreal Engine development
  • Experience with live recording sessions, both in studio and in the field
  • VR or AAA experience
  • Familiarity with PS4, PS5, Oculus and/or PC tools and release processes
  • Task tracking software (Jira, DevTrack, Hansoft, etc…)
  • Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.

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