Audio Director (Hybrid)

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Posted 20 July 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameLawrie Brennan

Job description

Smilegate Barcelona are collaborating with Aardvark Swift to find an Audio Director to join their team and work on their brand new and epic AAA open-world IP.

As the studio expands they’ve reached the point where an experienced Audio Director is needed to build and lead a team that will be responsible for the creative direction and implementation of all aspects of audio into the studio’s game, you and your team will be working with cutting edge tech and shaping the audio experience of the project and the studio.

Your responsibilities…
  • Build and lead a world-class audio team for a large AAA open world game
  • Take ownership over the creative direction and implementation of all aspects of audio into the game, including sound effects, music, voiceover recording, etc
  • Collaborate closely with other discipline department heads and the wider team in the development of a holistic game vision
  • Oversee the composition and recording of the game’s soundtrack
  • Work closely with the engineering department to define the requirements for all audio tooling needed to deliver the project
  • Develop and support a positive and energetic team culture
  • The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Experience leading an audio team on a AAA open world game
  • A passion for building emotionally evocative soundscapes that are memorable, impactful, and supportive of wider gameplay
  • A high-quality bar, with demonstrable experience of delivering high-quality level content in your earlier work.
  • An expert in all aspects of audio creative direction, and comfortable getting involved in all aspects of audio development (including sound effects, music, VO)
Perks and benefits…
  • Relocation package with visa support
  • Private Health insurance, including dental coverage
  • 16 weeks Maternity and Paternity leave 
  • 23 days annual leave plus studio shutdown 24th Dec to 1st Jan
  • Monthly restaurant vouchers valued at 180€ per month
  • Hybrid work model and flexible Fridays
  • Regular social activities and team building events
  • Spanish and English language lessons
  • Incredible office in Barcelona in Torre Glories next to Glories Mall and only 15 mins from the beach