Audio Lead

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June 6, 2021
Full Time
Seattle, WA

System Era is looking for a full-time Audio Lead to bring Astroneer to life by creating a soundscape that can engage players, drive storytelling, and create emotion. The ideal candidate has a robust background in audio that can lead and grow System Era’s audio department.

Reporting to the Creative Director, you will work to establish a strong audio vision and direction that supports the Astroneer franchise and any future titles. As part of our team, you’ll contribute and support the studio’s artistic vision by creating sonically rich content that supports in-game and linear media. In this role, you’ll push the industry quality bar, while also able to balance the creative and technical requirements of a project. Dialogue, Foley, and field recording experience are a plus.

This is a full-time role based in Seattle, WA. Compensation includes salary, benefits including full medical and dental coverage, 401k, and may include relocation assistance. We look for candidates who value joining a team with a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences, interests, and viewpoints.


  • 7+ years of professional sound design experience.
  • Shipped 2+ games in a senior audio role.
  • Expert working knowledge of game audio middleware.
  • Outstanding collaboration and communication skills.


  • Create and manage a high-quality soundscape for a project.
  • Successfully manage dialogue recording pipeline.
  • Ensure the game is optimized and working within platform limitations.
  • Foster and grow creative sound design talent.
  • Scoping and planning audio needs for a project.


  • Familiarity with development using Unreal Engine.
  • Expertise with Wwise.
  • Experience managing external talent and outsourcing.
  • Musical composition experience.
  • VO recording, editing, and mastering experience.


Explore and reshape distant worlds! Astroneer is set during the 25th century’s Intergalactic Age of Discovery, where Astroneers explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their lives in harsh environments to unearth rare discoveries and unlock the mysteries of the universe. Players can work together to build custom bases and vehicles and use terrain to create anything they can imagine. A player’s creativity and ingenuity is the key to seeking out and thriving on exciting planetary adventures!


System Era Softworks is an independent development studio headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Established in 2014 out of shared passions for interesting gameplay systems and inspired by optimistic space-age futurism, we strive to build games that can serve as motivation for future generations of spacefarers. Our games focus on bringing people together.

System Era aims to make great games while still maintaining a team first focus. We believe that good games don't need to come at the cost of lowered standards for our staff. We offer top notch benefits, highly competitive salaries, profit sharing, and complete flexibility with unlimited paid time off.

System Era is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our studio. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We look for candidates who are eager to join a team with a varied set of backgrounds, experiences, interests, and viewpoints.

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