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Software Engineer - Audio

Sumo Digital


Timbre Games, a new studio in Vancouver, Canada, is seeking a Software Engineer - Audio to join their engineering team. The engineer will play a crucial role in crafting the auditory elements of the games, collaborating with the development teams to implement and refine sound effects, music, dialogue, and other audio assets. The engineer should have proficiency in working with Unreal Engine and Wwise, strong programming skills in C++, and the ability to create custom audio systems and functionality. They should also have a commitment to clarity, be a visionary explorer in audio, a diversity champion, and a pursuer of fun. Timbre Games offers competitive salary and comprehensive health benefits, flexible paid time off, a career development program, and a values-driven culture. They are committed to diversity and inclusion and are an equal opportunity employer.

Job description

Welcome to Timbre!

We are Timbre Games (part of the Sumo Digital Group), a new studio in Vancouver, Canada focused on making exciting, innovative game experiences. Timbre’s vision is to change the games industry through the original games we make, as well as how we make them. We’re building an inclusive, supportive culture that allows us to explore fresh, new (and sometimes weird) ideas. We’re searching for more visionary explorers to join our team of diverse voices, coming together to develop games that are accessible to a wide audience.

If you’re thinking about your next adventure, send us your resume to talk to our team about how you can add your voice to the games we’re working on.

Engineering at Timbre Games 

An Engineer at Timbre games will focus on creative, innovative and technically sound work. Our engineering team is fully integrated with all areas of game development and collaborates both technically and creatively. Our studio focuses on Unreal Engine 5, pushing everything we do towards technical excellence. We are lifelong learners, leaning on both internal expertise and external inspiration to continue our path of growth and development. We have a keen eye for best practices and elegant code, and ensure knowledge sharing, and mentoring are a priority.

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey where your passion for sound meets the captivating world of gaming? Timbre Games is seeking our first trailblazing Software Engineer - Audio to join our engineering team and make an indelible mark on the gaming universe. You'll play a pivotal role in shaping the auditory identity of our games, collaborating with a dynamic team of creatives and pushing the boundaries of player experience.

As a Software Engineer - Audio at Timbre Games, you will play a crucial role in crafting the auditory elements that bring our games to life. You will collaborate closely with our development teams to implement and refine sound effects, music, dialogue, and other audio assets. Your magic lies in transforming visual landscapes into auditory wonderlands, capturing the essence of emotions, breathing life into every virtual world we create and enhancing the overall player experience.

As a Software Engineer - Audio at Timbre, you will:

    • Collaborate closely with the design and development teams to understand the creative vision and gameplay mechanics, enhancing them with captivating audio experiences.
    • Implement audio assets within Unreal Engine 5 and Wwise, ensuring optimal spatialization, dynamic mixing, and adaptive audio systems.
    • Develop and maintain an organized audio pipeline, setting best practices that uphold efficiency and quality standards.
    • Troubleshoot and resolve audio-related technical challenges to ensure seamless integration and optimal performance on various platforms.
    • Stay current with industry trends and advancements in audio technology, and proactively integrate innovative techniques into our projects.

What you Bring:

    • Proficiency in working with Unreal Engine and Wwise, demonstrated through experience in audio implementation, integration, and the ability to create custom audio systems, plugins, and functionality.
    • Strong programming skills in C++ with the ability to write clean, efficient, and well-documented code for audio systems and tools.
    • Creator of Clarity: You ensure that sound effects are precisely timed, music enhances the atmosphere, and voiceovers convey narrative nuances. Your commitment to clarity means that every audio asset will serve a purpose, creating a cohesive auditory experience that resonates with players.
    • Visionary Explorer: You explore uncharted territories in audio by experimenting with spatial audio and finding creative solutions to enhance immersion. You create audio experiences that transcend the expected, enriching our games with auditory dimensions that surprise and captivate players.
    • Diversity Champion: You create soundscapes that resonate with players from diverse backgrounds, considering cultural sensitivities and preferences. You ensure that the audio narrative aligns with the game's diverse characters and themes. By collaborating with sensitivity and an open mind, you contribute to a creative process that values and celebrates inclusivity.
    • Pursuer of Fun: You inject an element of fun into discussions, inspiring the team to think creatively about audio. You collaborate closely with designers to synchronize audio cues with gameplay moments, maximizing the impact of audio on the player's emotional journey.
What you'll gain:

Timbre aims to foster a workplace environment that empowers our team to do their best creative work. Below are a list of some of the benefits we offer to ensure you reach your full potential. As we continue to grow, we are co-creating more values-driven benefits to support our team. 

• Competitive salary & comprehensive health benefits, including extended health, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, short / long-term disability, 24/7 counselling through an employee assistance program and a health spending account available to you from your first day
• Annual bonus & up to 5% RRSP matching available to you from your first day
• Flexible paid time off, plus holiday closure between Christmas and New Years, as well as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
• Work with us in Vancouver or remotely across Canada, utilizing our $500 work from home allowance
• 1 year gaming subscription and weekly gaming days
• My Pathway - a Career Development Program to provide a clear path for you to grow at Timbre
• 8 learning days per year and unlimited access to Udemy online courses
• A values driven culture with direct access to leadership

Timbre’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Timbre Games is located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada and on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Although our roots are in Vancouver, we work with a remote, distributed team across Canada. If you are interested in an opportunity at Timbre Games but are not presently residing in Canada, please note that we may be able to offer assistance in immigrating / relocating under the right conditions.

Timbre Games is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran’s status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation or any other category protected by law. We celebrate all backgrounds and attributes that make us unique and amazing - in this world and the ones we create!

At Timbre, we try to be mindful and not set unrealistic requirement expectations in order to apply. If you don’t tick all of the boxes of the role that you’re excited about, we encourage you to send your resume to our General Application inbox on our careers page, or, follow Timbre on LinkedIn to stay in touch with our newest openings.

Accommodations will be provided as requested by candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

If what we’ve shared above resonates with you, connect with us today!
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Location: Timbre Games, Vancouver

Country: Canada

Date found: 2023-09-15

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