💫 Audio Director
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💫 Audio Director

Job Description

Define and lead the audio strategy & execution for projects by Ather Labs studio, with ultimate responsibility and accountability for all audio aspects of the project. Champion audio across all our projects and the studio.

ABOUT OUR COMPANY 🤝

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ATHERLABS was born to embrace technology to build compelling Gaming and Entertainment experiences.

We love gaming, from RTS, FPS to hyper casuals. We love amazing stories told through gaming and movies.

We aim to create a culture where we grow as a team, let the best ideas win, and work hard to achieve our goals. Embrace creativity and collaborative problem solving, we aim to create incredible outcomes.

Our founding team is based in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam yet we are an international bunch with fully remote roles, with backgrounds from Vietnam, the US, Europe, Singapore, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Indonesia and counting We are a team with 170 members and growing. We are young and full of energy. We love gaming. We love amazing stories told through gaming and movies.

🔭 Ather Labs Vision

Our vision is to:

  • Lead the pack in combining compelling & fun first games with web3 tech and players owned economies.
  • Onboard the next 10,000,000 users into web3 by developing & distributing unique entertaining experiences with great UX
  • Building on a sustainable growth model based on sound financial foundations.

ABOUT THIS ROLE

📌 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and establish the audio vision, both artistic and technical, based on the creative direction of the project;
  • Determine initial requirements of the project and establish a technical budget with the Producers and Directors, incorporating necessary metrics for Audio Design to meet audio vision;
  • Communicate the audio vision to the team and provide all necessary visual and audio documents and references needed;
  • Produce and Execute Audio Direction, maintaining throughout project through reviews, feedback and modification/course correction as needed;
  • Work with all other Directors to ensure audio direction is both synergised with and able to enhance, all other game elements;
  • Design and implement complex audio element integration processes by working in close collaboration with Programmers and Technical Directors to ensure proper integration;
  • Ensure that the production processes are followed within the project’s general production pipeline;
  • Proactively promote project audio throughout project development and prototyping, encouraging focus on sound during playtests and review sessions;
  • Ensure Audio Team focus is spread evenly across project with support for elements including UI, menus, signs and feedback or gameplay;
  • Represent the studio at group level for Audio, maintain awareness of audio challenges and innovations both within Ather Labs and outside to ensure studio is prepared;
  • Work with Audio Lead to define and prepare for the future of the Audio Team including, training, a dedicated audio space, relevant software/hardware, and potential project opportunities.

✍️ REQUIREMENTS

What you’ll bring as experience:

  • Mastery of DAW systems (e.g. Pro-Tools, Logic, Cubase, Sound forge, Reaper);
  • In -depth knowledge of the audio engines currently on the market (e.g. Wwise, FMOD, Unreal MetaSound is a huge big plus!);
  • Good understanding about technical budgeting of audio for games (CPU, RAM, disk I/O, etc), and best optimization practices;
  • Previous experience in leading or directing the audio of one or more projects (e.g. game, television, film);

Why You'll 💗 Working Here!

  • Meals and parking allowance are covered by the company.
  • Full benefits and salary rank during probation.
  • Insurances as Vietnamese labor law and Premium health care & Accident insurance for employees and relatives.
  • Competitive salary, 13th-month salary guaranteed, HOT bonus, Performance Bonus.
  • A half-year and End-of-year Bonus yearly depending on company performance.
  • Unique Growth & Performance evaluation every 6 months.
  • Recharge time, Sports, Buddy meals, Training allowances.
  • Culture of Remote working, Hybrid workplace, and Flexible working environment.
  • A fun & dynamic environment and freedom to be creative.
  • 5 working days/week: Mon – Fri with flexible working time.
  • Company trip, Team building twice a year & other community Tech activities.

You will have the chance to work with the latest technologies and collaborate with our talented teams from around the world!

We want to get to know you and would love for you to consider joining us. Please reach out to us at [email protected] with your CVs!