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[JOB&CAREER] AUDIO DIRECTOR (UBISOFT)

Ubisoft

UBISOFT is looking for an Audio Director to join their team in Toronto, Ontario. Sounds good?


JOB DESCRIPTION:


Our Mission
Ubisoft is committed to enriching players’ lives with original and memorable entertainment experiences. We build worlds that are a playground for the imagination, offering moments of surprise, fun and adventure as well as opportunities for learning and self-discovery. At Ubisoft, you’ll grow and collaborate with highly talented teams from around the world. Our massively friendly work environment will inspire you to go above and beyond to create worlds people will fall in love with. Whether as an elite spy, a master assassin, or a fearless explorer, we put the player at the heart of all our games.

Ubisoft Toronto is a growing and diverse team on a collective mission to create what’s next in AAA games. Since opening our studio in 2010, our team has shipped the critically-acclaimed Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist as lead studio, and Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, Far Cry Primal and Watch Dogs 2 in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal. In 2012, we opened our state-of-the-art Performance Capture Studio, and Playtest. We are currently working on For Honor in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal, as well as several top-secret, unannounced projects.

Ubisoft Toronto is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017.


Audio Director
As the Audio Director you will ensure the quality of the audio content and its integration as a gameplay element. You will supervise audio production and make certain that it is in keeping with the game vision.


Responsibilities

  • Establish and document the technical and artistic audio charter based on the creative direction (reference films, games by competitors, design documents)
  • Communicate the audio vision to the team and provide all necessary visual and audio documents and references needed
  • Help select the project engine to ensure that audio needs are considered by assessing existing engines, contributing to the design of the new engine (if applicable) and testing the final engine choice
  • Identify technical audio needs for the project and communicate them to the technical architect and Dare team (technology group)
  • Set out the musical direction and the process to select composers, in collaboration with the creative director and sound studio
  • Design and implement audio element integration processes by working in close collaboration with programmers and technical directors to ensure proper integration
  • Determine project resource needs and set out the budget for the audio group with the producer/associate producer and follow up on the reassignments with the reassignment team, ensuring that employees are integrated with the project HR
  • Ensure that best work practices are implemented and optimized within the team to guarantee the validity and integrity of the data
  • Supervise the work of the audio team from the artistic and technical perspectives by providing individual feedback and/or organizing group audio reviews to ensure that the team’s work meets quality standard and remains in line with the audio vision
  • Coach team members to foster their artistic and technical development so that they progress in their careers
  • Communicate and share knowledge and experiences with other directors (audio, sound studio, Dare team – technology group) to ensure the effectiveness of the audio community and its evolution within the group, in collaboration with the audio trade director
  • Coordinate specific audio recording sessions to meet project needs, in collaboration with the sound studio
  • Carry out all other related tasks


Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in music or audio or professional training in audio
  • Computer science training an asset


Experience

  • At least 5+ years’ experience in audio production for video games
  • Delivery of over 1-3 AAA games as part of a production team
  • Film or TV postproduction experience an asset


Essential Skills

  • Extensive knowledge of DAW tools (e.g. Pro Tools, Sound forge, MIDI
  • Extensive musical knowledge as a musician and/or compose
  • Solid knowledge of studio audio equipment and the research process
  • Knowledge of the audio engines available on the market an asset


Other skills

  • Ability to communicate a vision
  • Good communication skills
  • Organization skills
  • Ability to influence others
  • Excellent sense of esthetics
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback
  • Ability to quickly learn and master new software



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:


We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package:
      Disability Insurance
      Dental Insurance
      Extended medical insurance
      (Optional) RRSP contribution
      Bonus (If Applicable)


Why Ubisoft Toronto?
Scored by The Economist as the Best City to Live, our studio is located in the trendy Junction Triangle located in West Toronto, close to TTC, the hottest bars and restaurants, and excellent coffee shops. We celebrate successes as a team at our monthly UbiBash events, and invite our families to events throughout the year including our annual Kids Holiday Party and Summer BBQ. We give back to help make our community better through our team volunteer days and fundraising activities. We hold regular game jams to fuel our team’s creativity. Ubisoft Toronto conducts annual performance reviews to help our team develop their careers and grow with our studio, and provides the opportunity for salary increases annually as part of the performance review process. Ubisoft Toronto also offers a comprehensive health benefits package, generous RRSP matching, industry education support, training and career development, flexible days, on-site Yoga and Bootcamp classes, fresh fruit, Life Drawing classes, as well as spontaneous team surprises such as Pi Day, Star Wars Day, and Halloween.

Join Us!
We hunt for talent from across the industry – seasoned experts that know what it takes to ship world-class games and the next generation of game developer all-stars. We value team chemistry and a desire to grow our studio together. If this sounds like your kind of studio, what are you waiting for? Apply to join us now!

Ubisoft Toronto is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all interested parties. The studio welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment process. We thank you for your interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


If you are interested, please click HERE to apply online.

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