Senior Audio Developer

About the Employer

Schell Games is a highly talented group of artists, programmers, producers, and game designers led by game industry veteran Jesse Schell. We're the largest full-service education and entertainment game development company in the United States. Since 2002, we've worked with world-class clients and partners to create interactive experiences that engage and inspire players of all ages across all platforms. Presently, we are focused on virtual reality, augmented reality, location-based experiences, and social games.

Do you like to work on innovative projects in a motivating, friendly atmosphere? Would you agree that games can engage and inspire?

If you answered "YES!" to both questions, you might be a fit for our studio!

AUDIO DEVELOPER POSITION

Our artists honor the unique aesthetic vision of each project and work to make all aspects of the experience beautiful. The team is comprised of 2D/conceptual artists, 3D modelers, technical and effects artists, audio designers and animators. We are seeking a talented Audio Developer to work on projects ranging from online worlds and handheld games to virtual reality experiences and themed interactive attractions.

Our ideal candidate will have the ability to handle both technical and artistic issues during game development, as well as be able to work quickly in a team atmosphere with schedules and reliable milestone delivery. Applicant must be capable in audio design, SFX, VO recording and cleanup, and musical composition. While not a composition-specific role, that may be a part of the role responsibilities on a project-to-project basis. Good organizational skills and scheduling abilities are critical.

The applicant will be working on a variety of projects in-house, previous experience working with game engines such as Unity and Unreal are a plus. Ability to work with a DAW is required, as is some experience with other programs such as FMOD or Wwise. We’re looking for someone excited about cross­-disciplined collaboration and making great games with us!

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Audio design
  • SFX
  • VO recording and cleanup
  • Occasional musical composition
  • Experience designing for various hardware systems and organizing signal flow
  • Audio integration via middleware
  • Meaningfully contributing to decisions and maintaining audio development best practices

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 5 years of industry experience with a successful track record as an Audio Developer
  • Portfolio/Reel of work must be available for review
  • Expert knowledge of a DAW such as Logic, Reaper, or ProTools
  • Wwise, FMOD, or other similar audio tools
  • Ability to work in a broad range of audio styles and medium
  • Knowledge of Ambisonic audio and contemporary VR mixing practices

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • BFA preferred

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Candidate selected for this position will be subject to standard employment verification and criminal background check upon offer of contingent employment.