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2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). Founded in 2005, 2K Games is a global video game company, publishing titles developed by some of the most influential game development studios in the world. Our studios responsible for developing 2K’s portfolio of world-class games across multiple platforms, include Visual Concepts, Firaxis, Hangar 13, CatDaddy, Cloud Chamber, 31st Union, and HB Studios. Our portfolio of titles is expanding due to our global strategic plan, building and acquiring exciting studios whose content continues to inspire all of us! 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including sports, shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, casual, and family entertainment.

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As a Sound Designer, you will play an important role in contributing to the creation of immersive and memorable audio experiences for our games. If you are a talented and experienced audio professional with a passion for games, we want to hear from you! 2K Games is searching for a talented Lead Sound Designer to join our dynamic and creative audio teams. In this collaborative role you will be working alongside other audio team members to create outstanding interactive and linear sonic experiences across our titles.

As a sound designer, you work semi-autonomously to create, edit, and implement audio into the development pipeline. You will work closely with various teams to help co-develop and implement interactive audio systems across disciplines.

The ideal candidate has proven design sense, attention to detail and a general level of technical expertise, along with a strong understanding of audio engineering principles and techniques. You take direction well while also offering feedback in a structured and considerate manner, are eager to learn and passionately motivated to push the boundaries of game audio.

A demo reel showcasing relevant sound design is required for consideration of this role.

What We Need:

As an Audio Lead, you will play a crucial role in leading the creation of immersive and memorable audio experiences for our games. We are looking for a passionate and experienced audio professional with proven leadership skills and a passion for games!


What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Create and design unique sound assets to utilise across all aspects of our projects both linear and interactive

  • Implement sound assets (SFX, Foley, Dialogue, Music, etc.) creatively within our game and audio engines across various projects and platforms

  • Take ownership of audio features autonomously from conception to completion working closely with other teams, production and directors

  • Collaborate closely with non-audio team-members (art, design, engineering, etc.) to support gameplay across various fields

  • Identify areas of improvement regarding audio features, pipelines and overall sonic fidelity while offering and developing solutions for enhancement

  • Work closely with production and Directors to define and prioritise tasks, plan project schedules, allocate resources, and ensure that objectives and milestones are realistically achievable

  • Troubleshoot and debug complex audio issues throughout development

  • Be a mentor and foster a culture of growth and education within the audio team while being a champion for audio within the organisation

What We’re Looking For:

  • Demonstrable game development experience in leading a team, focused on sound design and implementation

  • At least one shipped AAA title or equivalent major project

  • Passion for audio and gaming, with a keen ear for audio quality, aesthetics, immersion, and a strong desire to drive innovation in audio design

  • Strong expertise in sound design principles, implementation, and audio production practices, with proficiency in industry-standard DAWs and related tools.

  • In-depth understanding of game development processes and workflows, allowing effective collaboration across departments, such as production, programming, art, and design.

  • Highly skilled at crafting audio assets utilising a wide range of tools and concepts.

  • Extensive knowledge of audio production standards and best practices within the gaming industry.

  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot and debug complex audio issues throughout development.

  • Knowledge of industry trends, emerging technologies, advancements in audio technology, and the ability to apply them creatively in game audio design.

  • High Proficiency in AudioKinetic’s Wwise authoring tools

You Might Also Have:

  • Field recording experience is a plus

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