SENIOR AUDIO DESIGNER 2YR+

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family of staff. We are looking for an exceptionally talented Senior Sound Designer who has experience of creating audio for multi-award winning, AAA, blockbuster video games in a senior role. You are ready to take on the challenges facing audio on the current generation platforms.

You are dedicated and committed to seeing the project through to its completion. This is a senior role focussed on both the technical and creative facets of video game sound design. Being equally as comfortable designing systems as you are designing sounds is key.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create world class SFX in line with the project’s high standards of quality.
  • Work closely with other teams to define audio pipelines/systems.
  • Maintain and develop systems under your ownership through to the project’s completion.
  • Continue to develop your skills and share this knowledge with those around you to contribute to a culture of learning within the team.

Technical Requirements

  • Expert working knowledge of Unreal Engine 3 / 4, AudioKinetic Wwise, Avid Pro Tools and, Perforce
  • Expert knowledge of Sound Devices recorders and the standard compliment of microphones (Sennheiser, Schoeps, DPA, etc…) used in the field
  • Experience working in an audio studio environment utilising various hardware and software processors, patch bays, microphones, etc…
  • Some experience with scripting languages such as Python is beneficial

Skill Requirements

  • Excellent technical sound design and implementation skills with a proven track record in creating successful generative and systemic approaches to sound implementation
  • Highly experienced in designing world class SFX. You understand that AAA sound design does not come from commercial libraries but from the sounds that you conceive, record and create
  • Experienced in debugging systems, audio play-testing and audio quality assurance. You understand the importance of identifying, prioritising, reporting and resolving audio issues
  • Extensive working knowledge of various in-game profiling tools. You will know how to use the data gathered to optimise sounds in terms of memory, virtual voices and CPU performance with minimal detriment to the player’s experience
  • Good understanding of programming and scripting. You can discuss issues at length with audio programmers
  • Experience successfully working and communicating with multiple disciplines to implement audio. Be comfortable designing and discussing in precise and clear terms requirements of audio systems
  • Have the confidence and skills to enthuse members with your ideas and drive them through to fruition
  • Be able to make smart decisions under pressure. Be focussed with the job in hand
  • Well versed in both traditional and more exotic field and studio recording techniques
  • You have a deep understanding of how to utilise your vast knowledge of microphones, outboard equipment and plug-ins to achieve spectacular results

Benefits

  • Private family medical care
  • Private dental care
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Long-service holiday reward
  • Brand new custom designed studio
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site
  • Access to multiple online training websites
  • Monthly team meals/outings
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse, Yoga & Life Drawing.
  • Quarterly salary adjustment reviews
  • Monthly 1on1s with your Line Manager
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process
  • Film nights in our Mocap theatre
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex
  • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, WB films, TV, Harry Potter tour
  • Staff only merchandise store
  • State of the art office with the entire 130+ team in 1 open-plan room
  • Free fruit, juices and soft drinks
  • Childcare Vouchers Scheme
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan
  • Overseas Relocation Support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support)
  • Finder’s Fee
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses
  • Free Seasonal Flu Jab