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Published 2023-01-24

Principal Sound Designer

Type of job: Remote
Country: United States
City: Raleigh, NC
Company: Methodical Games

Description of the offer

Methodical Games is a newly formed studio built around a fundamental set of ideals; a lean talented team, direct cross-discipline collaboration, quick iteration, and developer-driven processes. Our goal is to foster a haven for developers to push the bounds of their craft and collaborate directly with other creative minds. As our name suggests, we pride ourselves on a detail oriented approach to game development with a focus on meticulously crafted gameplay. You might even call it an obsession. We’re seeking passionate individuals from all walks of life to join us in building something great.

We are looking for an experienced Principal Sound Designer. As the first member of the audio department, you will leverage your dual expertise in the technical and creative aspects of sound design to define signature audio for a new IP built in Unreal Engine 5. Our ideal candidate is passionate about games and is excited by the possibilities of crafting an immersive soundscape that will bring fantastical worlds to life.

  • Collaborate with a small team to guide decisions for all things audio.

  • Establish audio software and hardware requirements.

  • Sound design for a wide range of game contexts – UI, gameplay, ambience, music, etc.

  • Drive audio pipeline research and development.

  • Conduct field recordings.

  • Collaborate with other disciplines to establish design goals.

  • Implement sound effects and music in Unreal Engine 5.

  • Musical scoring and editing.

  • Enhance player immersion through audio design.

  • Play and give feedback on the game. Your voice matters.

  • 5+ years experience as an audio designer.

  • Portfolio demonstrating creative and technical achievements in sound design, ideally project defining content.

  • A deep appreciation for how audio contributes to gameplay feel and communicates key information to players.

  • Proficiency in all aspects of sound design – from creation, to implementation, to post production.

  • Experience and proficiency with pro audio tools and hardware.

  • Extensive audio recording, processing, and mixing skills.

  • Fluent in Unreal Engine audio systems.

  • An understanding of next gen console audio capabilities.

  • Passion for making and playing games.

Nice to Have
  • Experience with advanced audio features in Unreal Engine 5.

  • Experience with multiplayer games.

  • Unreal Blueprint scripting skills.

  • Shipped console game experience.

Not an exact match for this role? We’d still love to hear from you! Visit our Careers Page and fill out the Open Application to apply.

How we work
  • Methodical Games is a remote hybrid studio with an office in Raleigh, North Carolina. We are building an office first culture centered around collaboration, but we are open to fully remote work depending on the position and candidate.

  • Everyone is a hands-on contributor and we believe in leading by example.

  • We’re a small cross-discipline team communicating directly with one another.

  • It is important to us to maintain an inclusive environment where everyone feels empowered to be themselves and do their best work.

What we offer
  • Competitive salary.

  • Generous equity and profit sharing.

  • Unlimited paid time off, Summer and Winter breaks.

  • Excellent health, dental, and vision insurance with 100% of premiums covered for employees.

  • 401(k) retirement plan and Flex Spending accounts.

  • Relocation assistance to the Raleigh area.

  • Centrally located office minutes from downtown Raleigh, Cary, and Durham. Walk to PNC Arena (home of the Carolina Hurricanes). Garage parking with free EV charging!

How to apply?

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