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The Creative Assembly Recruiting Experienced Sound Designer & Development Manager

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Experienced Sound Designer

Category: Sound Designer
Company: The Creative Assembly
Location: West Sussex (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Joining one of the most accomplished audio departments in the UK, the Sound Designers primary purpose is to create, implement and mix sound effects and other audio for the multi award-winning Total War titles developed at the studio.
We take the craft of designing and mixing sounds seriously, so as a creative and technical individual, if being part of an award-winning team and working on AAA productions is important to you then apply now!

Key Responsibilities:

To follow, support and deliver on the audio plan set out by the Audio Director, delivering a AAA sound experience
To create sound effects using techniques such location/studio recording, Foley recording in addition to utilising pre-recorded in-house and commercial material
Integrate and mix audio content into games using in-house tools and other 3rd party software
To create and mix audio content for trailers, demo’s and conferences to commercial standards when required
To test all aspects of your game audio to ensure in-game playback is as intended and fit for commercial release
Set high standards for and helps mentor junior members of the team
When required, work and collaborate with external audio vendors

Knowledge, Skill and Experience:

Essential:

In-house games development experience at a senior level as a ‘sound designer’ or similar
Proven excellence with sound design, showing creative flair
Experienced at integrating audio in to and mixing game projects
Ability to track lay and mix audio to linear footage to commercial standards.
Must have completed work on at least 3 shipped full price retail console or PC games, completing full in-house product cycles
Experience with Wwise audio engine
ProTool 9 or above experience to advanced level
Must be a pro-active, problem solver who is highly organized and solution focused – seeks challenges and delivers results
Ability to learn new in-house audio tools and software for integrating content
Ability to work as a team player and under own initiative
Ability to plan, organise and oversee location sfx recording sessions
HND in Sound Engineering (or above) or relevant in-house game audio experience
A keen interest in and a passion for sound and music in games and other forms of a/v entertainment

Desirable:

Knowledge and familiarity of Total War brand a bonus
Professional location and studio based sound effects recording experience
AAA video game experience
A full clean driving licence to be able to attend remote Foley sessions
All Audio applicants are required to submit a show reel in support of their application, demonstrating creative sound design.
Applications cannot be considered without an accompanying show reel.

Apply here:- http://creative-assembly.com/job/170109/experienced-sound-designer
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Development Manager

Category: Other
Company: The Creative Assembly
Location: West Sussex (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity to work on our well established Total War Warhammer team.

Company Overview

Founded in 1987 and based in Horsham, England, Creative Assembly is one of the UK’s premier video game developers. Creator of the multi award-winning Total War strategy series, the SEGA-owned studio has received numerous press, industry and consumer accolades, including BAFTAs, Develop Industry Excellence awards including the Best In-house Studio in 2012, and the 2011 Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Video Game Soundtrack. With Just over 400 highly experienced and creative industry professionals and counting, the studio is currently working on multiple new AAA PC and console projects.

Position Overview

This is a fantastic opportunity to work on our well established Total War team. The role of Development Manager is to work alongside and assist the Game Director to manage the development of a game project from pre-production to release.
The successful candidate will assist with the day-to-day and week to week process of managing a cross discipline game team. The Development Manager will be able to provide support to keep the project moving forward, and the team positive, informed and focused whilst keeping momentum. The role will also require working with the project leads to generate the project roadmap, identify dependencies, and prioritise work.
The role will also require the development and fostering of positive relationships and cohesiveness within the team and other relevant third parties including internal relationships with SEGA.

Key Responsibilities

Drive project planning for the team.
Facilitate the planning and estimation process across the team to generate fully scoped plans for upcoming phases of the project.
Manage the development team schedule daily, ensuring that milestones are adhered to, tech and decision pipelines remain unblocked and, if changes to dates are incurred, all relevant parties are notified and the schedule adapted accordingly.
Communicate progress on current and upcoming milestones, providing detailed analysis on team performance, risks and areas for improvement.
Maintain the product roadmap at both a high and detail level in consultation with the Game Director and project leads.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Required:

Very strong organisational skills. Driven and self-motivated approach to work.
Able to identify and assess risks and strategize to mitigate.
Strong project management experience with a good understanding of scheduling, planning, tracking and resource allocation.
Experience with Agile/Scrum.
Excellent problem-solving skills. You will be aware of potential and current issues and formulate pragmatic plans to solve them.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Always looking for ways to improve our process, team or project.
Enthusiastic approach to work with a genuine passion for games.
A team thinker – able to work within a team and to actively work to make the team perform cohesively.
Excellent knowledge and experience using MS Office applications, especially Excel.

Desirable:

Advanced Excel skills

Previous experience working with one or more of:

QA
Localisation
Outsourcing
Perforce
JIRA
Wikis
SharePoint and office macros
Good presentation skills.
Knowledge of the Total War Franchise.

This job description is an accurate reflection of the duties and responsibilities of the post as at the time of writing but will be changed from time to time as the job is a career development job which will be adjusted according to the progress of the job holder. It does not form part of the contract of employment.

Apply here:- http://creative-assembly.com/job/170109/development-manager-tw-warhammer
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