Job Title:
Senior Audio Tools Engineer – High Moon Studios (Remote)

Requisition ID:
R022900

Job Description:

Do you have hands-on experience writing high-performance digital audio systems for PC and console games or similar hardware? If you possess strong C/C++ fundamentals and want to work with some of the most talented creatives in the industry, driving the technology to sculpt the soundscape of future Call of Duty titles then we want to hear from you!

What you’ll do…

  • Architect and implement game audio tools and workflows for our proprietary game engine
  • Design, develop and implement run-time game audio features across a variety of platforms and operating systems
  • Collaborate with other members of the engineering and sound departments at High Moon and throughout the organization, helping to push the boundaries of game audio technology

To succeed you should have…

  • A passion for game audio and desire to work on the technology, tools and back-end systems to immerse players in 3D worlds
  • Strong computer science fundamentals in areas including algorithms and data structures, thread synchronization, and time and space complexity trade-offs
  • Industry experience creating and maintaining run-time, driver-level audio systems and tools
  • Proficiency in C++
  • Familiarity with C#/.NET
  • Experience with one or more scripting languages (Python, Lua, etc.)
  • A team player personality and be capable of working in a fast-paced team environment
  • 6+ years of proven experience in an Audio Engineering role or similar position with multiple shipped titles
  • A degree in Computer Science, or similar technology related field, ideally with an emphasis on low-level programming, or equivalent experience

We’d love it if you also have…

  • Experience as a musician or vocalist
  • Familiarity with DAWs like Pro-Tools, Reaper, Adobe Audition, Ableton Live or similar
  • Experience with middleware solutions such as Wwise and FMOD

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
High Moon Studios

Founded in 2002, High Moon Studios is an award-winning studio developing for the Call of Duty® franchise, with past development on over 15 titles including Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, Bungie’s Destiny 2: Forsaken, and Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. We employ more than 170 people in Carlsbad, CA, a seaside city in San Diego County.

Our pride is our people and the experiences we have successfully created for our fans. High Moon’s talent is comprised of gifted entertainment and technology professionals responsible for some of the most successful games ever made. We have award-winning developers, published artists and specialists recognized as among the best in their fields. Our studio has a history of using innovative techniques designed to boost productivity and product quality, which in turn enhances our studio’s quality of life.

High Moon Studios is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at www.highmoonstudios.com.
Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc., is one of the world’s largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ – we’ve got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

High Moon Studios is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Rewards

We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ – we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.
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In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $101,000.00 – $186,754.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.Click To Reveal Link Recommended Skills

  • .Net Framework
  • Adobe Audition
  • Algorithms
  • C Sharp (Programming Language)
  • C++ (Programming Language)
  • Data Structures

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