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Ready at Dawn

Audio Director

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Ready at Dawn
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Irvine, CA

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

We are looking for a motivated and experienced Audio Director to join the Ready at Dawn team in creating high profile original titles in the VR space. In this role you will ensure the quality of the audio content and its integration into the game. You will supervise audio production and make certain it is keeping with the game vision.An ideal candidate has strong sound design and technical skills with hands-on experience creating immersive and memorable sound landscape.

Audio Director, Ready at Dawn Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the core team to define and communicate the project’s audio vision and build an effective audio strategy/roadmap.
  • Partner and collaborate with game teams to ensure that the long-term project audio needs are met in conjunction with creative, narrative, art, technical and design considerations.
  • Partner and collaborate with game teams to ensure that the long-term project audio needs are met in conjunction with creative, narrative, art, technical and design considerations.
  • Identify and manage any and all SFX and audio libraries as needed.
  • Create and manage an audio content schedule, define and set audio milestones.
  • Establish the audio quality standard, pipelines and processes for the studio.
  • Help identify, connect, and coordinate with any/all audio talent and internal/external resources as required.
  • Manage and produce any and all VO, musical, foley, or other recording sessions as needed. Or delegate as needed with agreement from studio management.
  • Build, manage and mentor the studio’s cross-functional audio team, and coordinate with other internal resource managers and staff.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Music related degree or relevant experience in composition/audio direction.
  • At least 10 years’ experience working in the entertainment industry with experience in directing audio for AAA projects.
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of required hardware, software and audio production pipelines.
  • Experience in multi-platform AAA game development and managing complex audio content.
  • Participated in the full development cycle and at least shipped 1 complete AAA project.
  • Great communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Depth knowledge of Dolby and Dolby Atmos requirements and techniques.
  • Experience with interactive score and adaptive/interactive soundscapes for continuous day/night game cycles.
  • Experience with weapon and vehicle sound design, recording, and implementation.

Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process.