AVAILABLE POSITIONS Audio Programmer -Echtra Games

Do you love building audio features? Do you enjoy working with sound designers and implementing tools and in-game functionality to make their sounds come to life?

Echtra games is searching for an Audio Engineer to work on our new cross-platform UE5 ARPG project.  We are looking for an engineer who enjoys building game audio features and tools, interacting with sound designers and composers, and collaborating with the game team to create audio hooks.

We are a small game studio in San Francisco (and remote!) with a team of veteran game developers, and part of the Zynga family.  At Echtra, we value diversity and support work-life balance.  We have great benefits, an open vacation policy, and flexible schedules.

 

Main Responsibilities

  • Build, maintain, optimize, and fix in-game audio systems in collaboration with the sound designers and the engineering team.

  • Create and maintain internal audio tools.

  • Work with sound designers to integrate the sounds, music, and voice assets that fill the game's aural space, and advise in their creation.

  • Be a strong technical partner for the audio team.

 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Comfortable working in C++.

  • A passion for game audio, and an understanding of how to create compelling aural experiences.

  • At home working in a large game engine such as Unreal Engine 5.

  • Experience with audio middleware such as FMOD Studio or Audiokinetic WWise.

 

Pluses

  • Have built audio engines and shipped them to users.

  • Understanding of offline audio production processes.

  • Experience shipping on a major console like XBox or PlayStation.

  • Love and passion for gaming!

 

What we offer you

    • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Zynga RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
    • 401K Company Match Contribution
    • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits
    • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
    • Family planning support program
    • Generous paid maternity/parental leave
    • Subsidized Back-up child care
    • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
    • Flexible working hours on many teams
    • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
    • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players

 

HIRING UPDATE: The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.  Please contact us at AccommodationRequest@zynga.com to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.

 

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Careers Category: Engineering

Careers location: Bay Area, CA, Remote, US

Connected Worker Type: Connected

Requisition ID: P211169

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Zynga does not engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, you may wish to contact the authorities. In the United States, you may file a complaint with the FBI. More information is available here: https://www.ic3.gov