Lead Sound Designer

Sep 14, 2022
Foster City, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

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Lead Sound Designer

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Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Melbourne, Australia, Toronto, Canada and Guildford, UK – Sledgehammer Games is the videogame development team behind Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare, Call of Duty®: WWII, and Call of Duty®: Vanguard. Since our founding in 2009, our greatest passion has been making AAA games. The strength of our team makes us not only excellent at what we do, but also how we do it. We firmly believe in supporting our passionate employees to be the best they can be. Here at Sledgehammer Games, everyone is a game maker.

We are constantly evolving and innovating – which are some of the most rewarding aspects of game development. With our extraordinary audio, design, engineering, and art teams, we’ve been able to achieve some of the highest-quality game execution of any studio in the industry. We love making games and we work hard to make sure that each new game we make is even better than the last. Creativity is key, and we’re looking for dedicated game developers for our exciting upcoming projects.

Sledgehammer Games is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at www.sledgehammergames.com or search for Sledgehammer Games on your favorite social media platform. Want to hear what it’s like at the studio directly from current employees? Check out our #LifeatSHG developer profiles: https://youtu.be/12DUBszg-w4

Your Mission 

Sledgehammer Games is looking for a passionate and experienced Lead Sound Designer to help create a fresh new AAA aural experience for our next project. You will work closely with the Audio Director and play a key role in overseeing important pillars of our projects. Additionally, you will be a people manager to members of the audio team, helping to accomplish milestone goals as well as aiding in their career development. You will be involved in virtually every aspect of game audio content development alongside one of the most passionate and experienced audio teams in the industry. 

  • Oversight of key pillars of our projects.
  • Managing members of the audio team.
  • Interactive and linear sound effects design. 
  • In-depth real-time audio-control scripting. 
  • Audio asset implementation. 
  • Mixing & mastering. 
  • Field recording. 
  • Audio tools & run-time systems design collaboration. 

Player Profile 

  • Demonstrated creative and technical achievements in sound design. 
  • Minimum seven years of experience in game audio development. 
  • Shipped at least five major titles. 
  • Experience as a Lead or overseeing major project pillars.
  • Experience managing sound designers.
  • Fluency in game audio implementation systems.  
  • Understanding of PS4/5, XBOX One/Series X, and PC audio functionality, capabilities, and limitations. 
  • Experience with major digital audio workstations, and power-user of at least one. 
  • Solid understanding of technical audio theory and audio engineering. 
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Exceptional organization skills. 
  • College degree preferred. 
  • Continuing Education Certificate, Professional or advanced degree in audio engineering, music, or similar preferred. 

Bonus XP 

  • FPS/Multi-player experience a plus. 
  • Experience in game audio scripting or other relevant programming environments.
  • Experience with Radiant game development software a plus 

Our World  

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world\'s largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet! 

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment.  We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! 

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners. 

Sledgehammer Games is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

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