Senior Audio Manager

About the Employer

As an experienced audio professional, you are excited by the opportunity to explore the medium of Virtual Reality, using your skills and knowledge to push audio to the highest quality.

You understand the demands of creative leadership and the need to be up to date on the technology and processes to craft a key feature of the player’s experience, from sound effects and music to dialogue and UI feedback.

The role of Senior Audio Manager is an opportunity to get on board with a talented and experienced VR developer that is striving to the set the bar for the next generation of immersive gaming. You will supervise audio production, its integration into the game engine, and own the creative vision for all aspects of audio in the studio.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with the Creative Director to establish, own, and communicate the studio’s creative audio vision
  • Collaborate with the Chief Engineer to create a long-term technology strategy to deliver best in class audio for VR
  • Coach team members to foster their artistic and technical development
  • Set the studio’s audio quality benchmark through hands on creation of audio FX, music and voice
  • Supervise the work of the audio team from artistic and technical perspectives
  • Select and manage the studio’s audio outsourcing partners

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 5+ years’ experience in audio production for video games
  • Delivery of at least one (but preferably more) AAA game as part of a production team
  • Film or TV postproduction experience an asset
  • Extensive knowledge of DAW tools (e.g. Pro Tools, Sound forge, MIDI)
  • Solid hands-on experience in implementation of audio in Unreal Engine 4
  • Basic blueprinting skills
  • Extensive musical knowledge as a musician and/or composer
  • Solid knowledge of studio audio equipment and the research process
  • Knowledge of the audio engines available on the market an asset

ABOUT YOU:

  • Bachelor’s degree in music or audio or professional training in audio
  • Computer science training an asset
  • Proven ability to communicate a vision
  • Established organization skills
  • Ability to influence and inspire others
  • Excellent sense of aesthetics
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback
  • Ability to quickly learn and master new software
  • Permitted to work in the EU

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • A company culture that values a healthy work-life balance
  • Studio location in the heart of Amsterdam
  • Flexible working hours
  • Benefits according to experience and job
  • 26 Standard vacation days with an option to buy 5 more
  • An onsite canteen offering an inexpensive healthy lunch
  • Up to 30% income tax reduction for eligbile expats
  • Relocation cost compensation depending on your situation
  • Free pension plan
  • Free train commuting when living outside of Amsterdam
  • Group activities and an annual VR game jam
  • Friday afternoon drinks
  • The latest VR hardware which you can borrow and take home

For this vacancy we only consider candidates that are eligible to work in the EU (no visa required).