Audio Designer (12 month FTC) - SUMO SHEFFIELD

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Audio and Sound
North East UK
Sumo Digital Ltd.
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About Sumo
Sumo Digital is one of the UK's most prolific and secure independent game developers with a talented team of over 230 staff currently based in Sheffield. A second UK studio will be opened in early 2016 (location soon to be revealed!) with many fantastic new opportunities on the horizon.

Since our inception in 2003 we have had a had a string of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners that include Microsoft, SEGA, Sony, Disney and many more.

Our most recent successes include Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox 360), LittleBigPlanet 3 (PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3) and Disney Infinity 3.0 Toy Box Speedway (multi-platform). We are also incredibly proud to be working on the highly anticipated Crackdown 3 (Xbox One) plus several other exciting but yet unannounced projects.

2016 will be Sumo’s biggest and best year ever. Come and be part of it.

Role and Purpose
We are seeking a talented Audio Designer with a passion for creating world class audio content to join the team on an unannounced AAA console title. This is an incredible opportunity to join our dedicated audio team to produce outstanding audio on one of our most exciting projects yet. You’ll be working alongside enthusiastic designers creating and implementing original SFX using our in house library and field recordings as well as helping to source and record new material.

This is a fixed term role for 12-18 months based in-house at our Sheffield studio. Contractor/freelance proposals would be considered but would have to be in-house rather than remote.

Create AAA standard, original SFX using a range of sound design methods and techniques
Have an in-depth understanding of Wwise middleware.
Represent audio interests within cross-discipline feature groups
Work closely with our talented Audio Team to deliver AAA audio for our games.

Skills Experience and Qualifications

Full cycle work experience as an Audio Designer on at least 2 shipped AAA titles
Good knowledge of field and studio recording
Demonstrable sound design knowledge
Working experience with current gen console development/production
Ability to work to tight deadlines.
An understanding of current developments in interactive audio
Advanced working knowledge of Wwise middleware

Experienced Nuendo user
Experience working in sound to picture.
Comfortable running dialogue sessions
Demonstrated skill with Multichannel sound design
Familiarity with Foley recording
Experience with applying musical knowledge to the design and implementation interactive music systems
Working experience of creating UE4 Blueprints or similar visual scripting

What We Offer
We offer a super benefits package including generous holidays, flexitime and excellent employee benefits. Further perks include our legendry annual Sumo Big Day Out, plus epic Christmas parties, money on your birthday, on site free gym and free fruit for everyone! Our new, regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - staff spend a full day developing and pitching their own game ideas for possible development by Sumo.

Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games we create. We are a very happy ship with lots of incredibly nice people that partake in shared interest groups, lunchtime clubs, charity fundraising events and lots of socialising.

We are proud to be located in Sheffield, just off J34 of the M1 offering easy road and rail access from Leeds, Manchester and the Midlands. Sheffield itself enjoys wealth of facilities including world class sporting facilities, stunning theatres and galleries, shopping, restaurants and incredible parks and green spaces - all on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District National Park. We love it here.

Contact Details:
Sumo Digital Ltd.
Tel: 0114 2426766
Contact: Rebecca Askham

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