Amazon.com Audio Director in Irvine, California

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If you share our belief that games will produce some of the future’s most influential voices in media and art, come join us. At Amazon Games Orange County, you’ll have the power of Amazon Web Services’ cloud, Twitch, Amazon eCommerce, and our digital and physical media publishing infrastructure available as raw material to forge a future filled with amazing experiences for players, broadcasters and creators.

We believe that audio in games tells stories and directly influences deep emotional engagement. The Breakaway team is looking for an Audio Director to provide industry-leading vision and direction for the game’s audio and music. You will mentor and grow the audio team and raise the bar for the quality and originality of audio in Breakaway. You will be an acknowledged expert in all areas of sound and music, including audio direction, music supervision, sound effects, ambience, sound implementation and voice over production.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and build a world class audio department

  • Provide strong vision and direction for the audio in the game

  • Drive high quality standard for audio throughout the game experience

  • Build relationships and supervise external sound designers and composers

  • Innovate and drive new audio features for the game and Lumberyard engine

  • Build and influence a strong audio community throughout Amazon Game Studios

  • 10+ years of experience in audio for AAA games

  • Shipped 2+ games as an audio lead or director

  • Proven ability to lead and grow a world class audio team

  • Experience with the entire audio process, including sound effects, voice over, music, sound implementation and audio technology

  • Experience managing vendors and setting up budgets and schedules with outside resources

  • A passion for video games and the role that audio plays in player experience

  • Past experience providing technical direction for the audio team

  • Expertise with Wwise

  • Multi player experience a plus

  • Scripting experience in Lua and XML

  • Experience with Lumberyard game engine

  • Experience interacting with and responding to the feedback of a large and passionate community of players

  • Experience improving and optimizing proprietary pipelines and integration processes

AMZR Req ID: 466334