ZeniMax Online Studios is hiring a Senior Sound Designer to work with the Audio Director and the rest of the project team to support the creation and integration of game audio within The Elder Scrolls Online. They are responsible for all game audio aspects from early design phase to final mix, while adhering to team values and best practices.

The preferred location for this role is Hunt Valley, MD, Austin, TX, or Madison, WI. Will consider remote.


  • Creation & integration of a wide variety of game audio, including combat, monsters, foley, ambience, and more. Working with the Audio Team in all game audio aspects from early design phase to final mix.

  • Working with programmers to coordinate new implementation techniques.

  • Taking direction from and collaborating with designers, gathering information from other teams, and combining that with one's own creative input to produce in top-notch audio unique to our games. Playtesting, troubleshooting, and bug fixing game audio issues.


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience creating audio for AAA video game titles, preferably as an in-house team member.

  • Extensive knowledge and expertise in audio recording, editing, processing, integration, and mixing.

  • Experience with Wwise or similar game audio middleware.

  • Excellent organization and communication skills. A proven ability to convert abstract direction into sonic reality.

  • Must be self-motivated, able to manage and track one's own workload, and able to maintain a schedule as part of a small team with many demands placed upon it.

  • Degree in related audio field preferred (film/game sound design, music, audio engineering, etc.)

  • Proficient in the Windows work environment, including knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel and other Windows software.

Salary Range

Senior Sound Designer - The typical base pay range for this position at the start of employment is expected to be between $75,000 - $165,000 per year.

ZeniMax has different base pay ranges for different work locations within the United States, which allows us to pay employees competitively and consistently in different geographic markets. The range above reflects the potential base pay across the U.S. for this role; the applicable base pay range will depend on what ultimately is determined to be the candidate’s primary work location. Individual base pay depends on various factors, in addition to primary work location, such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time.

At ZeniMax certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, such as merit increases and discretionary bonuses. These awards are allocated based on individual performance and are not guaranteed. Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of employment with ZeniMax and the country work location. U.S.-based employees have access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid vacation time, paid sick and mental health time, and several paid holidays, among others.