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Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Senior Sound Designer

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Senior Sound Designer


Irvine – California , United States

Blizzard Entertainment’s sound department is looking for a highly skilled, extremely passionate sound designer help create the immersive worlds in World of Warcraft.
The ideal candidate needs to have extensive experience with sound design and environmental audio. As a member of a sound team working with a sound supervisor and other sound professionals, the sound designer works closely with game producers, artists, and designers in bringing their characters, creatures, and environments to life. The sound designer engages with music personnel to resolve sonic conflicts or explore aesthetic opportunities. The sound designer also contributes to a game’s user interface in order to give players feedback on their gaming experience. The ideal candidate is also able to collaborate with game designers in crafting an audio experience that compliments and melds seamlessly with game-play. This person should also have an outstanding ability to not only create excellent, original content, but to successfully integrate it into the final product — working with other designers, actors, artists, producers, and programmers to make sure that great concepts make the transition from the microphone to the game on the shelves.


Proven skills and a unique artistic “voice” in terms of communicating and furthering a storyline via the medium of sound
Experience specifically in creating outstanding soundscapes and sound assets for video games
Experience designing sounds for fantasy genre of games
Experience with creature and spell sound design
Experience doing live recording sessions both in the studio and in the field
Experience creatively producing sound effects, backgrounds, and foley for games, and / or animation
Experience editing and conforming sound-to-picture
Experience mixing in stereo and surround-sound formats
Experience working with both commercial and proprietary audio, and implementation tools on multiple platforms and workstations, including Pro Tools
Able to work with equal effectiveness solo and as part of a project team
Experience using and troubleshooting Windows and Macintosh operating systems
Game audio production credits on multiple major shipped titles
Demo reel or audio portfolio including representative examples of sound design experience.


Development experience with MMOs
Experience playing World of Warcraft
“Building block DSP” such as Kyma, Max / MSP, or Reaktor expertise
Computer-readable or level-design style scripting, or light programming knowledge
Experience developing games that use FMod


Cover Letter
Demo reel showcasing relevant experience
Only online materials will be accepted (e.g. website, blog, or online album)

Blizzard Entertainment 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.

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