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Naughty Dog

Dialogue Designer

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Naughty Dog
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Santa Monica, CA

This position is for a temporary engagement through our staffing partner DZConnex.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for this position.

Summary:

We are looking for a temporary (contract), on-site mid to senior level Dialogue Designer who has demonstrated excellence in both creative and technical work. The ideal candidate possesses a strong cinematic style, obsessive attention to detail, as well as passion for narrative and storytelling. A strong, clear communication style is required as collaboration is an essential feature to making games at Naughty Dog.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinating and implementing dialogue within gameplay scenarios, in-game cinematics, and AI driven systems
  • Responsible for specific scenarios: creatively iterating on the design and polishing the gameplay experience by collaborating closely with writers, animators, designers, and programmers
  • General scripting support for the rest of the audio team: writing global functions, debugging scripts, prototyping gameplay

REQUIREMENTS & SKILLS:

  • 3+ years game audio experience with at least one shipped AAA credit
  • Strong understanding of audio timing, pacing, and flow
  • Experience with C++, C#, Lua, or other scripting language
  • Strong programming skills (Computer Science undergraduate degree preferred)
  • Excellent communication skills โ€“ able to give and request assistance with problems and issues across the development team
  • Strong problem-solving skills โ€“ able to accurately assess issues and formulate creative solutions, whether design or technical
  • Exceptional organization and documentation skills โ€“ able to work with large amounts of assets, provide clear naming convention and detailed tracking
  • Great team attitude โ€“ collaborative and client focused โ€“ you are receptive to changes and direction in this dynamic atmosphere

BONUS SKILLS:

  • Experience with linear/interactive narratives
  • Experience with audio design/editing
  • Knowledge of DAWs

As a part of the Naughty Dog application process, candidates will be expected to provide a portfolio or demo reel of their work and may be asked to complete a test.