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Senior Technical Sound Designer

We are looking for an experienced, creative, and highly-motivated Sr. Technical Sound Designer to join us here at Gravity Well. The Sr. Tech Sound Designer coordinates and completes tasks related to technical audio implementation, scripting, and audio pipeline efficiency utilizing Unreal Engine and Wwise to improve the overall quality and audio immersion in our games.

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What You'll Do:

  • Conceptualize, prototype, build, and maintain effective audio systems that support the experiential and narrative pillars of our game.
  • Establishes and documents best practices for technical audio workflows for implementation across the studio.
  • Write detailed specs for tools needed for the audio department.
  • Identifies, investigates, and oversees the resolution of technical sound effect bugs during all stages of production.
  • Conceptualizes, creates, and implements unique sound effects that match the style and tone for the game.
  • Designing, implementing, and maintaining interactive music systems.
  • Problem-solve and devise creative solutions to complex challenges that can arise within interactive audio.
  • Able to perform advanced scripting using visual scripting tools.

Ideally You'll Have:

  • Expertise with Unreal Engine (including Blueprint), Wwise, and other industry-standard audio technologies.
  • Advanced, in-depth experience with Wwise and Audio Plug-Ins is a must.
  • Proficient with multitrack project mixing software/hardware and session set-up (Nuendo and Reaper experience preferred).
  • Experience with HDR (high dynamic range) mixing techniques.
  • Proficient with mixing stereo and surround sound formats.
  • Experience with Python, Lua, C++ or visual scripting languages (aka blueprints) a plus.
  • Emphasis in sound effect and dialogue mixing and post-production work.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.

What You’ll Get...

  • The base pay for this role is $125,000 to $175,000 USD per year and is applicable to US-based employees only. We pay fairly across our global team regardless of your location, but it will differ based on factors such as experience, qualifications, etc.
  • In addition to the base pay, we offer profit sharing and company equity to all employees, regardless of location
  • Industry leading medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Employer sponsored basic life insurance & AD&D
  • 401k retirement program
  • Flexible work hours
  • Unlimited PTO and sick time
  • Paid parental leave

Some benefits listed, such as the 401k plan for employees in the United States, may vary depending on your employee status and location.

Where You'll Work:

This position is for US and Canadian residents. We have an office in California if you like to come to an office, but most employees work from home across different US time zones and that's totally fine.

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