Software Engineer - Audio

Aspyr Media, Inc. is an independent, full-service developer and publisher for the industry's leading games. Over the last 25 years, Aspyr has helped nearly 200 games reach their next level across all platforms and beyond expectations. 

Founded in 1996, Aspyr Media, Inc. got its start in Austin, TX by bringing the biggest PC gaming franchises such as Call of Duty, Sid Meier’s Civilization and Star Wars to Mac.  Today, Aspyr is a video game publishing and development partner focused on maximizing the potential of games.  We find the world's best games and connect them to new audiences, on all platforms.

We are looking for a Software Engineer - Audio to join our Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: Remake team.

Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Technical Director, the Software Engineer - Audio is responsible for developing and iterating on audio components of our games.  This includes designing, developing, and debugging systems and major features of AAA games. The role requires experience with UE4, C++, source control and audio related frameworks, particularly Audiokinetic Wwise as a favored middleware.
 
Audio is an important detail of a game to make it truly feel alive; environmental sounds and music underscore the player experience.  The ideal candidate will have some understanding of the creative use of sound effects and music in a game and can work with designers, animators and other engineers to successfully ship a game in Unreal Engine.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with Designers, Gameplay Engineers, Technical Artists and Animators in order to implement audio Systems 
  • Design and develop full-featured systems from the ground up
  • Work with animation and design to tune features
  • Build debugging tools
  • Write clear documentation on systems that designers and other engineers can understand and put into use
  • Enhance the Unreal Engine systems as necessary to support game and overarching company technology base

 
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Math or Music/Audio related discipline(s)
  • 5+ years game industry experience
  • 3+ years in AAA development in an audio related programming role
  • Shipped at least 1 game ideally from beginning to end of the development cycle
  • Experience with modern game platforms (PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch)
  • Strong C++ development skills
  • Experience with scripting languages (Blueprint, LUA, C#, Python, etc.)
  • Familiarity with RPG systems and mechanics
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4 or 5
  • Experience with Audiokinetic Wwise
  • Collaborative team player and problem solver
  • Proficient in Agile/Scrum development

Aspyr is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Aspyr are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Aspyr will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Aspyr encourages applicants of all ages.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Aspyr is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Aspyr are based on business needs. Job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability HIV Status, sexual orientation. gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Aspyr will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Aspyr encourages applicants of all ages.

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