Requisition Number: 179225

Position Title: Audio Artist II

External Description:

External Description:

DICE (EA Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment), the award-winning studio based in Stockholm, Sweden, is best known for creating the phenomenally successful Battlefield franchise, the Star Wars: Battlefront franchise, and the very creative Mirror’s Edge games.

We work through our 4 guiding values: Passion with Purpose, Creative Innovation, Everything Quality, and One Community. Our people are the backbone and driving force to our creative products. As such, we are dedicated to providing everyone the chance to express themselves and be their very best with a common cause.

At DICE we love to push boundaries with creativity, passion, and the constant ambition to create something extraordinary. To do that we need the right team for the job at hand. With new challenges on the horizon, we are now looking to expand our Audio Team with an additional experienced Technical Sound Designer.

A Technical Sound Designer at DICE focuses on the technical aspect of game audio; planning and creating a technical foundation for our projects, whilst maintaining existing systems. The role can be very broad and can be very complex, touching multiple audio aspects on a single title or across all projects. The role reports to the Audio Director on the project, with the Lead Technical Sound Designer as your day to day manager.

Responsibilities

  • Create, maintain, and share information about processes, best-practices and performance within the wider audio team.
  • Identify and remove risk (areas) from the projects.
  • Create sound assets and implementations that live up to our creative and technical goals, and iterate on these.
  • Test systems and assets in the game, concerning functionality, performance, optimization, uniformity and readability.
  • Explore and implement procedural solutions which may benefit the audio team and minimize time spent on non-productive or repetitive tasks.

Qualifications

  • Someone with 2+ years of experience working with game audio implementation or related.
  • Proficient in at least one of the current generation of industry-standard audio tools and workflows, namely; WWISE, FMOD, Unity, Unreal, Frostbite etc.
  • Someone with an understanding of logic-based systems, and a working knowledge of node based visual scripting tools, for example Unreal Blueprints, Pure Data, Max MSP, Frostbite, Reaktor, modular synthesis etc.
  • Someone experienced with modern audio creation equipment, software and recording techniques, with a high level of proficiency in at least one DAW.
  • A person with Python (or other) scripting language(s) experience; proficiency is a plus. Coding experience with C, C++, C#Lua, Swift or visual scripting languages is a bonus.
  • Proven artistic qualities and be excellent at interpreting reference and following direction.
  • A solid appreciation and understanding of how sound works in real-life. A sense for realism and believability, whilst being able to favor readability to support gameplay.
  • A broad understanding of technical workflows and integrating audio into the game environment using the tools at hand, creating with quality and efficiency whilst being mindful of performance constraints.
  • The ability to establish what good implementation looks like with regards to efficiency, usability, consistency and sustainability.
  • Someone who contributes to a collaborative, transparent and learning culture within the team and who takes an active interest in improving the craft and the discipline, whilst keeping DICE.Audio at the forefront of game audio.

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Company Profile:

We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experience originators, innovators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.

EEOText:

About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Days Open: 3

Can this position be remote?: 0

EEO Employer Verbiage:

About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Tagged as: Creativity, Innovation, Python, Readability, Scripting, Swift, Test Systems, Workflows

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