Senior Audio Designer (Gears Franchise)

Job Type:
Areas of Expertise:
Audio and Sound
South East UK
Splash Damage
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About Splash Damage

Splash Damage is an independently-owned studio on the outskirts of London, and we're all about crafting engaging multiplayer experiences. Most recently, we've launched our multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb on PC, Gears of War 4 and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One. We’re now working on several high-profile projects on PC and console and are looking for superstars to help make them great.

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 above, working in the games industry for 4+ years with at least 2 complete cycles of shipped AAA titles
The ability to work collaboratively with other departments; to understand their needs, priorities and to take their input
Work with Production and other departments to ensure milestone commitments are always met on time, including sprint and milestone task estimation, planning and identifying dependencies
The experience of working with external stakeholders and / or I.P. holders including direct communication and working through approval processes
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 and Fmod
Familiar with industry standard audio software such as Pro Tools, Reaper, Waves plugins and Izotope RX
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
Have experience with game engines including 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
Manage the Audio Team across multiple projects simultaneously
Guide the Audio Team to create high quality sound effects
Provide realistic goals for growth for the audio team, both individually and as a department; mentor and man-manage them towards those goals
Be a force for championing audio within the studio and the wider industry
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 After Effects

Perks & Benefits

Alongside our brand-new headquarters, stocked up drinks fridge and a never-ending supply of coffee, all of our roles come complete with the following perks and benefits:

- Private medical insurance that will covers you, your partner, and children
- Private dental insurance that significantly reduces cost of dentistry for you, your partner, and children
- Pension scheme where the company matches your contribution
- Complimentary gym membership
- Free eye tests + discounted glasses
- Quarterly revenue share after 1 year of service
- Brand new state of the art office
- Life drawing classes, and massage allowance
- Free fruit juices and soft drinks + Beer and pastries on a Friday.
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Employee assistance programme
- Referral fee

Studio Culture

Splash Damage offers a fun, friendly and relaxed working environment. Everyone here shares a passion for video games and that shows in daily office life. We also regularly get together for social events like pub quizzes, cinema nights, football, and company parties.

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