Senior Audio Designer

2K
Global Marketing Creative Services - 2K Publishing Full Time

Wed Dec 20 2023

Brighton, England, United Kingdom

2K

2K

2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company.


Role Length: 12 Month FTE Contract.

Who We Are

2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms, include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, 31st Union, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.

Our team of engineers, marketers, artists, writers, data scientists, producers, thinkers and doers, are the professional publishing stewards of our growing library of critically-acclaimed franchises such as NBA 2K, 2K PGA, Battleborn, BioShock, Borderlands, The Quarry, The Darkness, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, WWE 2K, and XCOM.

At 2K, we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment, which means encouraging our teams to Come as You Are and do your best work! We encourage ALL applicants to explore our global positions, even if they don’t meet every requirement for the role. If you're interested in the job and think you have what it takes to work at 2K, we encourage you to apply!

Summary:

As a Sound Designer, you will play an important role in contributing to the creation of immersive and memorable audio experiences for our games. If you are a talented and experienced audio professional with a passion for games, we want to hear from you! 2K Games is searching for a talented Senior Sound Designer to join our dynamic and creative audio teams. In this collaborative role you will be working alongside other audio team members to create outstanding interactive and linear sonic experiences across our titles.

As a sound designer, you work semi-autonomously to create, edit, and implement audio into the development pipeline. You will work closely with various teams to help co-develop and implement interactive audio systems across disciplines.

The ideal candidate has proven design sense, attention to detail and a general level of technical expertise, along with a strong understanding of audio engineering principles and techniques. You take direction well while also offering feedback in a structured and considerate manner, are eager to learn and passionately motivated to push the boundaries of game audio.

A demo reel showcasing relevant sound design is required for consideration of this role.

Responsibilities

  • Create and design unique sound assets to utilize across all aspects of our projects both linear and interactive.
  • Implement sound assets (SFX, Foley, Dialogue, Music, etc.) creatively within our game and audio engines across various projects and platforms.
  • Collaborate with other audio team members to develop and refine the audio design aesthetic.
  • Collaborate closely with non-audio team members (art, design, engineering, etc.) to support gameplay across various disciplines.
  • Identify areas of improvement regarding audio features, pipelines and overall sonic fidelity while offering and developing solutions for enhancement.
  • Participate in the overall audio pipeline and feature development
  • Help manage and maintain Wwise project organization and structures
  • Troubleshoot and debug audio issues throughout development

Qualifications

  • 3+ Years game development experience focused on sound design and implementation or equivalent related experience.
  • At least one shipped AAA title or equivalent major project completed as a contributing member of an audio team and/or pipeline .
  • Skilled in creating audio assets utilizing a wide range of tools and concepts.
  • General knowledge of audio production standards and best practices within the gaming industry.
  • General knowledge of sound design principles, implementation, and audio production practices, with proficiency in industry-standard DAWs and related tools.
  • Proficient with AudioKinetic’s Wwise authoring tools.
  • Passion for audio and gaming, with a keen ear for audio quality, aesthetics, immersion, and a strong desire to drive innovation in audio design.
  • Strong critical listening skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot and debug audio issues throughout development.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Exposure to game development within modern game engines (Unreal, Unity, etc.) is a plus.
  • Field recording experience is a plus.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring that qualified individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform their essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us if you need reasonable accommodation.

Please note that 2K Games and its studios never uses instant messaging apps or personal email accounts to contact prospective employees or conduct interviews and when emailing, only use 2K.com accounts.

 

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