Sound Designer (Temporary Assignment)

This position is for a temporary engagement through our staffing partner Yoh Services.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for this position.

Please note, this is an onsite position.

Summary:

Naughty Dog is looking for a temporary (contract), on-site 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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Field 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.

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The Recruiting Process

We feel it is important to let you know how the recruiting process works here at Naughty Dog. Here is what you can expect from us:

  1. Upon submission, you will receive an automated message stating your resume has been received and will be reviewed thoroughly by our recruiting team.
  2. Due to the high volume of applications received, it is not possible to respond directly to each candidate.
  3. If you are selected, you will be contacted for an initial phone screen or test.
  4. The next step is a second phone or Skype interview, or an invite to come out and meet us at the studio.
  5. In the event that we choose not to move forward at any point in the recruiting process, we will let you know.
  6. If your qualifications do not match the criteria of a current position, your resume will be kept on file for future consideration.

Thank you for your interest in Naughty Dog.