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Senior Audio Designer


Splash Damage


London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Art and Animation



Mid-Senior Level

Permanent | Full Time


Description About Splash Damage

Come join us!

We founded Splash Damage with a mission to create lifelong friendships for our players and our employees by building the world's most engaging multiplayer experiences with world-leading partners. Our teams have just celebrated the launch of Gears Tactics and we're currently working on several exciting unannounced titles.

Our people always come first, and we acted swiftly to ensure that we moved all our employees to a work from home model during the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, and this will continue for the foreseeable future. With our first-class virtual onboarding programme, we're able to get you up and running remotely during this time and we're maintaining our relaxed and welcoming culture with digital social events, daily company communications and much more. With the relaxing of travel and quarantine restrictions in the UK, we are now relocating new team members from outside the UK to London prior to starting their employment with us. This gives new Splashers the opportunity to establish a home in the local area, before joining their teams in working remotely until such time as we return to the studio. We will continue to monitor the situation in line with government advice, and look forward to having all of our amazing staff back into the studio as soon as it is safe to do so.

We're advocates for work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements to suit individual needs and a comprehensive benefits package which focuses on family and mental well-being. Together with this we've been running a formal Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme for nearly two years and are committed to increasing diversity across our studio.

The Role
We are seeking a Senior Audio Designer with a strong track record/portfolio including previous successful AAA shipped titles and experience of managing a team of other Audio Designers / and Audio Department.

Required Skills
Have been Senior Audio Designer or significant experience in the games industry with at least 2 complete cycles of shipped AAA titles
Produce world class sound effects from the team's original source recordings
Set the audio quality bar on all projects, define best working practises for the audio team
Have in-depth knowledge and experience with many types of microphones and recorders
Be able to organise and engineer large-scale field recording sessions with dozens of mics and multiple recorders
Have a good understanding of many types of music, ability to communicate with composers using music terminology and direct the composition of music
Work with script writers and voice providers to ensure all speech / dialogue in all projects is of high quality
Have experience with game audio middleware such as Wwise
Familiar with industry standard audio software such as Reaper and a wide variety of plugins
Be able to tracklay, mix and master linear media such as trailers and cinematics to high quality
Experience mixing in 5.1 and 7.1 surround for games and linear media
The proven ability to design cutting edge game audio tools to drive speech/sfx/music in innovative ways
Is competent with Unreal 4
Have experience performing and recording Foley, and working with Foley providers
Be able to foresee and mitigate potential technical audio issues, identify problems and quickly resolve them
Be able to oversee and manage a localisation pipeline
Provide mentoring for other members of the audio team

Desired Skills
Experience with other game engines such as Cryengine and Unity
Keep up to date on industry standards and developments in sound production and mixing techniques in other fields such as film and music
A degree in music or sound design
A basic understanding of how code is written is a plus
Experience with video editing tools such as Vegas and Premiere

Splash Damage is an equal opportunity employer. We believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives to draw from, and we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment that celebrates diversity.

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