Sound Designer

Turn Me Up Games
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January 3, 2023
Full Time
Burbank, CA
$50,000 - $60,000 per year

You possess a strong sound design background and a passion for game development. Your creative approach to sound design sets you apart, along with your ability to track and coordinate within a variety of disciplines to build a fantastic audio experience for the players.

You will be joining a motivated team who work in a collaborative environment. You will be interacting on a daily basis with designers, engineers, and producers to design sounds across all disciplines (UI, game mechanics, foley, and more) in line with the project's sound design goals.

Sound like a match? Turn Me Up Games is looking for a Sound Designer to join us!


What We Need:

Turn Me Up is looking for a dedicated and creative Sound Designer with a background in game development. This role will work within the Audio Team, spearheading the sound design pipeline on a AA title with support from the Audio and Production teams.

The ideal candidate has experience working with DAW-focused workflows, sound design for games, a basic understanding of both field and studio recording techniques, and a desire to delve into audio systems design within a game engine. 


What You’ll Do:

  • Spearhead the sound design pipeline, from identifying needs and scoping to final implementation.
  • Utilize both creative and technical skills to design and implement sounds within Unreal Engine.
  • Work with the Audio Supervisor to build a cohesive sound design "vision" for the current project.
  • Oversee the sound design and implementation processes into Unreal Engine 5, while assisting the Audio Team with voiceover editing as needed.
  • Internalize the sound design goals of our Design and Creative teams, and ensure those goals are met throughout the sound design and implementation process.
  • Gain mastery of Unreal Engine 5's audio systems, as well as Unreal Engine audio implementation techniques and audio systems design.
  • Take ownership of sound design asset lists, and work with the Production Department to ensure needed sound design assets are delivered according to an agreed-upon schedule.
  • Identify which aspects of sounds are best designed in a traditional DAW vs Unreal Engine.
  • Assist with outlining, organizing and running SFX recording sessions as needed.


What Would Make a Strong Candidate:

  • Strong experience with DAW-focused audio workflows. 
    • Knowledge of Cockos Reaper software is a plus, but not required.
  • Understanding of field and studio recording techniques.
  • Foundational understanding of game audio. 
  • Desire to delve into "Technical Sound Designer"-type responsibilities, such as audio systems design within a game engine, is critical.
  • Basic understanding of music composition fundamentals.
  • Innovative and adaptable; ready to suggest improvements to both features and workflow.
  • Strong drive to grow, learn, and assist the Audio Team in refining processes.
  • Ability to multitask and stay detail oriented, without losing the plot.
  • Knows when to ask for help, and when to pause and re-evaluate if issues arise during a session.
  • Highly organized, with documentation skills and the ability to work with a large amount of audio assets.
  • Proficient communicator and a positive presence in the audio department. This position is more than just an "Audio Engineer" -- communication and soft skills are key!
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4 is ideal, but not required.


Application Requirements:

  • A demo reel demonstrating relevant skills and past work.
  • 1+ years experience in a professional Sound Design environment.
  • Portfolio containing ideally 1+ game sound design projects, of any level.
Turn Me Up Games

Turn Me Up Games is an award-winning independent development studio based in Burbank, California, with additional offices in Genoa, Italy.

Since 2011, Turn Me Up has been responsible for 3 App Store Editors Choice Awards, 2 Emmy Nominated VR Experiences, and multiple AAA ports to Nintendo Switch such as It Takes Two, Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ 1 + 2, and the Borderlands Legendary Collection, to name a few.

Turn Me Up is committed to creating impactful games that challenge the way audiences are entertained and deliver experiences that resonate with players long after the game is turned off, in ways that are both comfortably familiar and excitingly unprecedented.

Headquartered in the heart of downtown Burbank, walking distance from dozens of shops and restaurants, our studio is fully-equipped with state-of-the-art development hardware, motion and performance capture stage, sound and vocal recording booths, and network and telecommunications infrastructure to support our incredibly talented staff, both locally and around the world.

Recent Projects

Drop back in with the most iconic skateboarding games ever made, now available on Nintendo Switch! Play Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ & Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ 2 in one epic collection, rebuilt from the ground up in incredible HD. All the pro skaters, levels and tricks are back and fully-remastered, in  full  1080p,  at  30  FPS. Hitting  an 360 kickflip into a boardslide transition never felt so good!


Gearbox’s iconic, comedic Looter-Shooters are back and gorgeous as ever on Nintendo Switch! We worked tirelessly with 2K and Gearbox to bring these ravenously requested classics to Switch in full 1080p docked and 720p handheld, at 30 FPS and with no downgrading of art assets. On top of that, we included all the trimmings

of the GOTY releases — and newly developed motion controls specifically built for this incredible collection.

journey to the savage planet

Ever wanted to explore a strange new world? Discover diverse wildlife? Poke that wildlife it in the eye, or kick its explosive body into more dangerous animals than your adorable Ray Gun is equipped for? Ever host your own funeral(s) after embarrassing deaths and re-clonings? Did we mention you can DOUBLE self-funeral attendance with Local/Online Co-op, exclusively on Nintendo Switch?

Working closely with Typhoon Studios, we transformed their colorful, comedic debut project into a portable powerhouse on Nintendo Switch – yet they offered us ZERO help on these alliterations (which is fair).

life is strange

Developed in collaboration with Square Enix, Life is Strange mobile serves as benchmark title in terms of design adaptation and visual fidelity on mobile.

Met with incredible reception from both fans and critics alike, including an AppStore Editor's Choice Award, Life Is Strange has already been featured on the AppStore homepage more than 375 times.

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