Sound Technician

Aug 06, 2023
Toronto, Canada
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

The sound technician will carry out technical tasks for the Performance Capture Audio team. Based on level and field of expertise, the incumbent will carry out sound recordings (voice, sound effects), dialogue post-production work and mixing and pre-mixing tasks. The sound technician must deliver a product that meets the quality standards set out by the studio and production. 

What you’ll do as a Sound Technician at Ubisoft Toronto

  • Ensure the proper technical functioning of the daily activities of the Performance Capture Audio studio;
  • Carry out voice recordings;
  • Ensure the post-production delivery and management of audio elements;
  • Provide technical support to audio designers and internal and external team members who carry out voice recordings and post-production;
  • Know the limits and advantages of the tools and tech in order to maximize the impact of audio through different platforms within their technical constraints;
  • Be aware of all aspects of the game (game design, animation, environment, 3D objects, level design, AI, scenario, etc.) to understand sound needs and have a broad idea of the game;
  • Be able to estimate the time required for specific tasks, set the velocity and plan in advance to meet the milestones successfully.
  • Have the technical and artistic knowledge to manage recording sessions for voice.
  • Play an active role in debugging and ensure that the final product meets quality standards;
  • Carry out all other related tasks.

We know that skills and competencies show up in different forms and can be based on different experiences. If you are excited about the role, we strongly encourage you to apply even though you may not have all the qualifications listed below.

  • Advanced skills in Reaper or Protools
  • Knowledge of processing of audio signals (EQ, Compression, time base processing, noise reduction, etc.) in the digital and analog domain
  • Proficiency in operation of recording equipment (microphones, recorders, mixers)
  • Knowledge of game engines and audio production pipeline.
  • Solid knowledge in audio production software
  • Open-mindedness, adaptability, flexibility, ability to receive feedback.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage emergencies.
  • Ability to learn new tools and workflows quickly
  • Strong communication skills, pleased to work as part of a larger team.
  • Work-related passion and curiosity.
  • Sense of aesthetics, understanding of video games language as a media.
  • Ability to clearly explain complex ideas.
  • Organization skills, rigorous, autonomous, ability to plan, resilient to stress and able to work with tight deadlines.
  • 4+ years of experience in voice recording, editing and mixing.
  • College diploma, bachelor’s degree or considerable hands-on experience in audio production for linear or interactive media or equivalent.

What to send our way

  • Your CV, highlighting your education, experience, and skills
  • Please feel free to send us samples of your work (attach files or send us a link to your demo reel or online portfolio).

We Offer:

  • A hybrid, flexible work model
  • Five weeks of vacation + one week office closure around the December holidays
  • An enhanced parental leave program
  • Comprehensive Total Rewards Package:
    • Disability Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Extended medical insurance
    • (Optional) RRSP contribution
    • Relocation Assistance (If Applicable)
    • Bonus (If Applicable)

You can learn more about Life at Ubisoft here:

Join Us!

At Ubisoft Toronto, we believe diversity is our studio’s biggest strength. We’re committed to creating an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of our player community, is inclusive and respectful of the individuality of our team and embodies our core values – trust, integrity, excellence and care.

We encourage applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQIA+. Ubisoft Toronto is committed to providing accommodations for accessibility upon request.  

Please read our Code of Conduct prior to applying. It is our collective responsibility at Ubisoft Toronto to maintain a respectful and inclusive work environment, and be the best possible place to work and grow. Knowing and respecting our Code of Conduct’s principles and guidelines is key to achieving that goal.

If this sounds like your kind of studio, what are you waiting for?  

Ubisoft’s Mission

Ubisoft’s 21,000 team members, working across more than 30 countries around the world, are bound by a common mission to enrich players’ lives with original and memorable gaming experiences. Their commitment and talent have brought to life many acclaimed franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Just Dance, Rainbow Six, and many more to come. Ubisoft is an equal opportunity employer that believes diverse backgrounds and perspectives are key to creating worlds where both players and teams can thrive and express themselves. If you are excited about solving game-changing challenges, cutting edge technologies, and pushing the boundaries of entertainment, we invite you to join our journey and help us create the unknown.

Ubisoft Toronto Inc.
224 Wallace Avenue. M6H 1V7
Toronto, Ontario

Location of position: Toronto, Ontario

Type of Position: Permanent, full-time.