At Paradox, we believe our players deserve to get an engaging, dynamic soundscape that will provide the best audio feedback for each of the stories they decide to play out, in any of our titles.
About the role
As Audio Director, you will be responsible for overseeing all of the creation and implementation of sound assets, VO, and music, as well as being the main point of contact for "all-things-audio" in a project, recognizing the specific needs and challenges, both on a creative and a technical level. You will work with Game Directors to create memorable and iconic universes of sound, as well as with the Audio Manager and the Audio Producer to formulate a game plan for how to realistically achieve each project's goals. By acting as a mentor to all of our sound designers and talent pool, your work will have a direct and influential impact on the quality and feel of the project, as well as help shape the future development of our Audio Department.
This means: Driving the efforts and rallying other creative passionate individuals to build exquisite soundscapes. Establishing audio goals that align with the product goals, and communicating how the audio vision and strategy support the product’s mission to leadership and team members. Establishing and documenting the technical and artistic audio charter based on the creative direction. Run work-in-progress reviews, feedback sessions, and more, to keep track of and guide content production.
5+ years experience in the game industry with at least two shipped titles
3+ years of experience as Audio Project Lead/Director
Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work and inspire in a team environment
Knowledgeable of sound design, Music, VO, and implementation as well as the stages game audio goes through from start to finish
Strong organizational skills, and experience working with cross-discipline teams
Solid understanding of audio technical budgeting and optimization best practices for games
Appreciation for organization, use of naming conventions, and attention to detail
Knowledge of digital audio fundamentals and audio theory
Knowledge of FMOD or similar audio middlewares
AAA game audio experience
Composition and Interactive Music skills
Experience in code or scripting
Experience working on a live service game
A rich history of game-playing across a wide variety of game genres with a focus on strategy titles
On a personal level, you’re a curious and creative audio professional, passionate about Game Audio. Your experience allows you to identify issues and solve problems quickly and effectively. You are comfortable using different DAW and audio tools (such as Pro Tools, Reaper, Cubase, SoundForge, iZotope Suite). You understand the need for being detail-oriented and structured, and you use those skills by documenting and streamlining processes while always maintaining the highest possible quality.
Some of our benefits include:
If you think that this description matches you, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.
At Paradox Interactive we celebrate difference and care deeply about diversity and inclusion. We therefore encourage you, no matter who you are, to apply for this job if you think you’d be a great addition to our team.
Small teams and accessible managers means that your contributions are important to us
You are close to the final product, our community and our fans - we encourage you to interact with our community and players directly through social media, our forum, and via streams
Work/Life balance is important to us so our plans do not rely on crunch (this does not mean we never work overtime but overtime is relatively uncommon)
Company-wide Social Hour every Friday with snacks & beverages
Yearly company parties
Ping-Pong table/Pool Table, Warhammer table, and lots and lots of board games
Spoiler-free break room environment for at least a week after major movie/show launch
Leadership courses available for all employees
We continuously send employees to conferences and development opportunities such as GDC and GamesCom
Lunch n´ Learn sessions held by employees: topics range from everything between “Doing business in China” to “Surviving the zombie apocalypse”
Competitive monthly salary and salary revision once per year
Participation in our company wide profit share program
5+1 weeks of paid vacation per year
For international hires, we will provide relocation assistance (Visa application, Initial Home Finding, Settling in Service, and your flight)
In November 2016, we gathered the entire company for a four day conference in Malta. The focus of the conference was to discuss company direction, discuss our internal goals, and also put into words the company culture we are so keen to keep as we continue to grow. Together, we decided that the following cultural pillars are what makes up the foundation of Paradox:
- GET SHIT DONE
About Paradox Interactive
Paradox Interactive is a leading global publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. We have offices in Stockholm and Umeå, Sweden. We work with renowned distributors world wide and are present on all major digital download portals. We share a passion for gaming and gamers and our goal is to provide deep and challenging games with hours of gameplay to our growing 2 000 000 + member community.
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