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Sound Designer (NOC 52113)

by Digital Extremes

Date Posted: Aug 18, 2023
Digital Extremes

Job Description

ABOUT THIS POSITION

The Sound Designer (NOC 52113) will be responsible for creating engaging and detailed sound design for various elements of the game, including sound design for levels, weapons, A.I., U.I., cinematics, animations, marketing and other gameplay events. This position will be part of the audio team. This incumbent will possess background in sound design for the video games industry, exceptional communication skills in written, visual and verbal forms, and excellent knowledge of the video game industry. Strong ability to take constructive criticism while selling your ideas is critical. Giving direction will be as important as taking it and you must be able to drive implementation of your ideas. We need a team player who values the best ideas regardless of where they come from to create a clear picture of how they fit in the larger vision of the game. An ideal candidate will also be able to provide examples of their design work and communication skills.

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT 

Permanent and full time (40 hours per week). 

LANGUAGE OF WORK 

English.  

LOCATION OF WORK

250 York Street, Suite 100, London, Ontario N6A 6K2 Canada. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Create engaging and detailed sound design for various elements of the game. This includes sound design for levels, weapons, A.I., U.I, cinematics, animations, marketing, and other gameplay events. Must be comfortable creating sound design under the direction of Senior Sound Designers and Audio Director.
  • Implement sound design and other audio into the game engine. Ability to work with audio engine tools to achieve the desired audio outcome in game.
  • Record Foley and gather field recordings for use in the video games.
  • Record, design, and edit voices and voice overs for use in the video games.
  • Find and fix audio related bugs.
  • Maintain a familiarity with basic lua scripting as it pertains to game audio.
  • Maintain an appropriate game audio mix at all times, on all platforms (PC, PS5, Xbox X, Switch).
  • Maintain an audio program skill set with regards to current industry standards (Pro Tools, Reaper, plugins, etc.).
  • Mentor Junior Sound Designers and be a self-starter.
  • Continually improve the game audio engine, and work with audio programmer on new features and fixes. 
  • Possess an intermediate knowledge of audio recording and editing techniques.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.  

REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Minimum two years of relevant work experience as a sound designer or similar role in the video game industry. 
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully creating engaging and detailed sound design for various elements of the game. 
  • Knowledge of audio recording and editing techniques. 
  • Experience in creating sound design with audio programs, such as Pro Tools, Reaper, Plugins, etc. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Excellent team work skills. 
  • Proven ability to document and communicate design ideas. 
  • Excellent knowledge of the video game industry. 
  • Be a driven individual who has a proven track record of delivering projects on time. 
  • Passion for world-class audio. 
  • A portfolio that demonstrates excellent sound design skills and above average ability to create sound design for a state of the art next-generation game engine. 
  • Minimum college diploma in recording engineering, audiovisual technology or a related field. 

WAGE 

The wage range for the Sound Designer (NOC 52113) position is between CAD $65,500 and CAD $80,000 per year, based on work experience and qualifications. 

BENEFITS 

Digital Extremes provide a competitive benefits package, including the following: 

  • Extended healthcare. 
  • Two weeks of paid vacation per year. 
  • Discretionary profit sharing bonus, based on meeting the company’s financial targets and individual performance. 
  • RRSP matching plan.  

ABOUT DIGITAL EXTREMES 

Founded in 1993 by James Schmalz, Digital Extremes Ltd. ranks as one of the world’s top independent video game development studios. Originating with the co-creative of Epic Games’ multi-million unit selling Unreal® franchise including Unreal and Unreal Tournament, Digital Extremes went on to develop Dark Section®, BioShock® for the PlayStation®3, the BioShock 2 multiplayer campaign, and The Darkness® II. 

The studio has reached its greatest critical and commercial success with the free-to-play action game, Warframe®, boasting a global community of 50 million registered players on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.      

For more information about Digital Extremes, visit www.digitalextremes.com. To sign up for Warframe, visit www.warframe.com.    

WHY WORK AT DIGITAL EXTREMES 

Our culture is centered on providing great opportunities to our employees so that everyone feels they are making a meaningful impact. Developing new and existing clients is our long-term focus. We are honored that our work environment has been consistently recognized as one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers”. We summon you to join our elite team! 

The rewards of a career with Digital Extremes include: 

  • Competitive salary with bonus opportunities 
  • Excellent benefits and paid time off 
  • Matching RRSP plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Virtual access to Dialogue, our mental wellness and healthcare services app
  • Professional development and career support 
  • Work-life balance fitness subsidies 
  • Be part of “Giving Back” through a multitude of fundraising venues at Digital Extremes 
  • Virtual events such as team building exercises, Game night, Live band performances, Adult and separate children’s holiday and summer parties for global teams! 

JOIN US 

Digital Extremes is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from people disabilities. Accommodation are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for the next steps in the hiring process will be contacted. 

Please apply for this opportunity directly through our website: https://boards.greenhouse.io/digitalextremes/jobs/4041118007

CONTACT INFORMATION 

Digital Extremes Ltd.
250 York Street, Suite 100
London, Ontario N6A 6K2 Canada
Tel: 519-657-4260
Fax: 519-471-9972
Email: careers@digitalextremes.com

Digital Extremes