AUDIO DESIGNER

OVERVIEW

 

We are looking for a super talented Audio Designer to help contribute to our exciting next-gen console titles.

In this role, the Audio Designer will be tasked with the production of high-quality audio assets across all areas; everything from SFX and foley recording to VO and music editing (please note we are not currently looking for a Composer at this time). 

 

As part of the role, the Audio Designer will have the opportunity to add their own creative and technical touch to a wide variety of titles across multiple styles and platforms.   They will be passionate about their work, an excellent communicator and an efficient problem solver, all the while ensuring that they adhere to PlaySide’s (and external parties’) design philosophies and standards. But most importantly; they’ll be a great team player and a fantastic addition to PlaySide’s awesome studio culture.

Please include a link to your Portfolio demonstrating outstanding visual and technical ability.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design exceptional audio content to create fun and engaging player experiences.

  • Contribute to all aspects of sound design, post-production and implementation as required.  This applies to both linear and interactive content, and across multiple audio styles and game genres.

  • Work closely with the Audio Lead to establish unique sonic identities for all projects.  Efficiently action feedback from department Leads or clients to suit project scope and timelines.

  • Optimize audio memory allocations and performance to suit individual release platforms

  • Collaboratively design, establish, and troubleshoot key audio system components within Unity and Unreal.  

  • Efficiently handle asset management tasks and assistance in documentation where needed (asset management is a whole team effort).

  • Liaise with producers, Audio team members, and other department/project team members to ensure audio tasks are within time/budget.

  • Work alongside the other Audio team members in a professional manner, and provide thoughts on improvements to all projects studio-wide.  Also expected to work at a technical level with all other members of staff in all areas of expertise. 

  • Contribute to the continual improvement of Audio team workflow and efficiency by sharing relevant experience and skill, both verbally and through demonstration and/or documentation

  • Provide mentorship and onboarding of any junior members of the team.

  • To help in reinforcing great company-wide teamwork and amazing studio culture.

REQUIRED SKILLS​

  • Intermediate audio editing, asset synthesis, processing and mixing skills - particularly with SFX and dialogue

  • Intermediate knowledge and experience with one or more current DAWs (Logic Pro X / Reaper a plus) and software/plugins (ie. iZotope, Waves, Kontakt etc)

  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, and quickly adapt to/manage competing priorities.

  • Proven track record of shipped titles both internal and/or external. Interactive film mediums also a consideration.

  • Strong technical and troubleshooting skills.  Able to assess and identify further opportunities to improve workflows.

  • Deep understanding of both the game development process and working in Unity/Unreal.  Moderate audio scripting abilities (C# / C++)

  • Strong attention to detail, and the ability to work independently to get the job done without day-to-day direction. 

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

  • A tertiary degree or equivalent professional qualification in a relevant field.

  • Understanding of mobile / console games, and the industry as a whole.

  • Ability to think on their feet and act quickly.

  • A good work ethic and a positive attitude

  • Quality demo reel

If you're ready to stand out from the crowd and deliver exceptional work please keep reading…

WHAT WE OFFER!

  • Incredible studios based in gorgeous Port Melbourne, right next to the city and many public transport options.

  • Amazing culture and team, we have some of the best people in Australia (we're not biased at all ;) ) 

  • Incredible chance for progression. We're agile and fast growing, giving plenty of chances for you to grow in your role. 

  • Free daily gym, in the brand new space beneath our building. 

  • The chance to work on some of the most exciting projects, with the most incredible companies in the world  - just take a look at our website!