Audio Programmer

AAA Games - Award-Winning Studio - Sociable Culture

Location
Sheffield
Employment Type
Permanent
Salary
Salary on application
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Audio Programmer in Sheffield

We’re looking for a talented Audio Programmer to join the team at this award-winning studio in Sheffield. Your role as an Audio Programmer will involve working closely with the audio team to be a key driver of audio quality and will require you to have a solid background in AAA games. This exciting opening is a great chance for an experienced Audio Programmer to join a studio that is enjoying huge success year on year, this is your chance to become a part of it!

We have an extraordinary opportunity for a talented Audio Programmer with an excellent knowledge of and passion for enabling leading audio content in console games. Working closely with the audio team on a huge but unannounced AAA console title with a clear vision of how to make our title truly stand out from the competition.

As an Audio Programmer, you will benefit from a sociable and supportive culture, as well as the option of flexitime in order to maintain a healthy work-life balance and several other great perks.

Audio Programmer responsibilities:

  • Work with and develop tools for game code integration, music management, VO management, middleware integration, and all related audio engineering systems
  • Maintain and/or implement new audio capabilities in Unreal / Wwise
  • Support and proactively interface with Sound Designers specifically and the entire development team peripherally
  • Develop audio code and content optimization

Key requirement for this role in Sheffield:

  • A strong background in the game industry
  • Knowledge of how audio fits in game architectures and pipelines, including relevant hardware, software and compression issues
  • Proficiency in C/C++, minimum of 5 years’ experience 
  • A working knowledge of Wwise middleware
  • Experience in writing and maintaining audio systems from the base audio engine to game code, music and tools
  • Excellent debugging and communication skills

The following experience is desirable but not essential for the role:

  • A working knowledge of Unreal Engine 4
  • Previous experience in console programming
  • Worked in or closely with an Audio Design or Audio Engineering role in the past
  • Cross-platform experience including PC, Xbox One and PS4

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving studio in the heart of Sheffield. If you’re passionate about games and creating a beautiful player experience and you want to be a part of a successful studio in a rewarding environment, then this could be the next step in your career.

As well as the benefits mentioned above, this studio offers a cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers and a very sociable work environment with several events organised throughout the year. On top of this, you will be working in a team of driven individuals, where each member is encouraged to be themselves and you can be sure that each person’s input will be valued and will have an impact on the end product.

If you’re interested in this opportunity and would like to know more, contact kj@skillsearch.com for further details and a discussion about the role, or submit your CV below to apply online now.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

A little bit about the city: Sheffield

Sheffield is a big city with the feel of a small town, with a booming creative industry that has been recognised as the best in the North, this vibrant city welcomes talent and innovation. Lying partly within the Peak District, Sheffield has been nicknamed ‘The Outdoor City’ allowing plenty of opportunity for adventure, from mountain biking to visiting a tropical greenhouse. Sheffield also boasts a wealth of culture including theatres and the National Videogame Museum. Thanks to strong transport links, Sheffield is also easily reached from other major cities such as Leeds and Nottingham.

Years of experience and salary levels are shown purely as a guide. We will only consider applications from candidates that can demonstrate the skills or experience required for the role.

Please be aware that while we would love to respond to every application we receive, due to high numbers we cannot guarantee this. We do however appreciate any time you invest into the application and will make sure to get in touch should anything in future more closely fit your skillset.

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