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Naughty Dog

Sound Designer

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Naughty Dog
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 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.


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


  • Create sound assets for many different systems and scenarios
  • Implement sound assets using our proprietary tools
  • Work with and help manage outsourcing partners

Requirements & Skills:

  • 3+ years game audio experience with at least one shipped AAA credit
  • Expert command of sound design & mixing with a variety of techniques, processes and tools – able to competently produce any kind of audio required for a given task
  • Familiarity with Wwise, Fmod, Scream, or similar authoring environment - a grasp of programming fundamentals as they apply to scripting dynamic audio is a bonus
  • Fielding Recording experience – a passion for unique, inspired recordings with a knowledge of recording gear, microphones and techniques
  • Strong problem solving skills – able to accurately assess issues and formulate creative solutions, whether design or technical
  • Excellent communication skills – able to give and request assistance with problems and issues across the development team
  • Great team attitude – collaborative and client focused - you are receptive to changes and direction in this dynamic atmosphere

Bonus Skills:

  • Experience with sound editing/design in linear media (film/tv/ads)

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.