Audio Engineer

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September 4, 2020
Full Time
Santa Monica, CA

thatgamecompany is best recognized for creating award-winning, enriching, and meaningful game titles such as Journey, Flower, and flOw. Our most recent game, Sky, is our most complex undertaking to date. It is a social network built around the values inherited from a powerful humanistic story. It is a live experience continuously evolving inside a global online theme park.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Development and maintenance of robust audio pipeline for TGC’s in-house game technology
  • Optimization of audio performance to provide better user experience and wider platform support
  • Development of new tools for the audio design team
  • Designing innovative audio-driven gameplay or new apps and utilities with game/audio designers
  • R&D of advanced audio tech for TGC’s future projects

Must haves:

  • Proficiency in C/C++
  • 3+ years of experience of working in audio technology
  • Deep understanding of at least one of common OS native audio API (e.g. Core Audio, XAudio, AAudio, Web Audio)
  • Deep understanding of at least one of common audio middleware API (Fmod, Wwise, Miles, ADX or Fabric)
  • Ability to focus and work independently, but also possessing strong communication and collaboration skills
  • A passion for games

Good to haves:

  • Background in computer science or acoustic engineering
  • Knowledge of vector math and game physics
  • Experience in cross-platform, mobile (Android), and console development
  • Understanding of principles of sound, DSP, 3D Audio techniques, MIDI, etc.
  • Familiarity with low-level system engineering (multithreading, memory management, etc.)
  • Experience with networked systems in real-time multiplayer game/experiences
  • Experience with HD haptics tools integration
  • Existing portfolio of audio/music apps or VSTs
  • Background in sound design or music composition

Last but not least, loves thatgamecompany games, believes in our mission and vision!

We look forward to meeting you!

Life at thatgamecompany

thatgamecompany takes pride in cultivating a close-knit team culture and company vision.

We believe that games should be played, shared and enjoyed by everyone. By shifting our mission and approach on what it means to create a game, we aim to nurture a welcoming environment where team members can experiment, collaborate and support each other to create truly innovative games. We value our team’s integrity, personal growth and contribution at every step.

All full-time positions offer an industry competitive package of salary and benefits and are on-site at our office located in beautiful Santa Monica, California, among other great games, tech and entertainment companies. All hires are expected to contribute to making our studio a more inclusive, positive environment for great people and great work to grow and flourish. If you feel an affinity for our work and wish to make a meaningful contribution to our mission, we would love to hear from you.

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