Technical Director (Audio) [Far Cry Project]

Apr 20, 2023
Toronto, Canada
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

The daily life of a Technical Director (Audio) at Ubisoft Toronto:

  • Help with creating, improving and integrating audio features, systems, resources, and content in the game at different levels of complexity;
    • Assist in maximizing audio quality and aesthetic realisation.
  • Use the middleware and the visual scripting tools in game engine;
  • Coordinate and act as a bridge between the audio department and other Technical Directors to ensure that audio features can be successfully integrated in areas within a game.
    • I.e., Projects our studio works on may include areas like missions, open world systems, mini games, DLCs, etc.;
  • Collaborate closely with the Audio Director, Audio Programmers and Sound Designers
  • Identify technical audio needs for the project and communicate them to the technical architect and programming Team;
  • Maintain the audio project structure ensuring that the audio workflow, system resources, filename conventions and audio quality is consistent;
  • Create and design audio systems such as music systems, dialogue, navigation, weapons, vehicles, etc.;
  • Design and improve audio tools with the programming department;
  • Produce and maintain documentation about systems, techniques and best practices for other team members;
  • Be the technical point of contact for all technical audio issues - be a reference for team members, assist, support and advise colleagues.
  • Bachelor’s degree in audio, or professional training in audio;
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience in audio production and implementation for video games (such as a senior Sound Designer or Audio Integrator);
  • Must have shipped a minimum of one AAA game as part of a production team; 
  • Participated in the debugging process; 
  • Proven experience with both technical and creative expertise.
  • Extensive knowledge of audio engines and middleware such as Wwise, Fmod, etc.;
  • Knowledge of visual scripting’s like Blueprint or node-based scripting interface;
  • Extensive knowledge of audio pipelines for gameplay, narrative, and cinematics;
  • Knowledge of DAW tools (e.g. Reaper, Pro Tools, Sound forge);
  • Experience designing/creating tools (Python, LUA, C++, C#); 
  • Organization skills;
  • Curiosity and drive to understand how things work;
  • Engaged in both leadership and collaboration;
  • Solid team player;
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Adaptability, autonomy, proactivity;
  • Structure, attention to detail, efficiency;
  • Ability to understand and communicate in both technical and plain language;
  • Passion for video games and the desire to have fun at work!

Nice to have:

  • Film or TV postproduction experience an asset; 
  • Good understanding of Office suite; 
  • Game design training is an asset; 
  • Experience with engines and/or other similar platforms.

What You’ll Get

We Offer:

  • A hybrid, flexible work model
  • Six weeks of vacation
  • An enhanced parental leave program
  • Comprehensive Total Rewards Package:
    • Disability Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Extended medical insurance
    • (Optional) RRSP contribution
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Bonus (If Applicable)

Life at Ubisoft

At Ubisoft Toronto, we look for people who are excited to create the future of games in one of the most diverse cities in the world. We believe that embracing our individuality helps us build stronger creative teams and develop better games for all players.

When you’re a member of our team, your professional development is a priority. You’ll have opportunities to be challenged, learn and grow in your role. Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible within game development while working with Ubisoft’s most powerful technologies – from game engines to performance capture and more. Annual performance reviews and salary increases will help you further your career and grow with our studio. We also offer hybrid remote work options, six weeks of vacation for all employees, an enhanced parental leave program, a comprehensive health benefits package, generous RRSP matching, industry education support, training and career development.

We celebrate the big and small moments together – with virtual events, get togethers, giveaways and more. In addition to our “right to disconnect” philosophy, the studio offers a variety of health and wellness initiatives including yoga, an on-site gym, flexible work hours, and other programs to create a better, sustainable work environment for our teams.

We encourage you to 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.

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+. 

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

Ubisoft Toronto is committed to providing accommodations for accessibility upon request.  

We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.