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We came across 4 interesting new jobs at EA, Ubisoft, Facebook, and Pinewood Studios – and they’re looking for a Senior Audio Artist, an Audio Designer, a Research Intern, and a Post Production Assistant.

We also noticed an opening for an Audio Artist II, Audio Artist III, and another Senior Audio Artist at EA in their Burnaby offices in British Columbia, Canada.

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Senior Audio Artist
Company: EA / Audioworks
Location: Redwood City, CA, USA
Job description

We are looking for an experienced Senior Audio Artist who can make an immediate contribution to audio development within the EA Audioworks team on a story driven Star Wars project. The successful candidate must be able to work with Audioworks Directors to help drive the goals and vision for the group as a whole. This individual should have experience in all phases of audio design and production, with proficiency in every key component – sound design, music, voice production, and implementation. This candidate will work within the Audioworks team and must have the ability to collaborate with all other aspects of game development (i.e. Art, Animation, Engineering, Design, Production, Marketing) to push the quality bar for game audio. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the Star Wars franchise, with an overwhelming drive to create a world class audio experience. They must be a strong problem-solver and an effective communicator with broad game-creation and sound creation skills.

About Audioworks
Audioworks is an award winning team creating audio assets for titles within EA STUDIOS. Through uniting our creative talents and technical expertise, Audioworks is driving industry leading audio through partnership, professionalism, expertise, innovation and uncompromising quality. There are many exciting projects underway in our studios and we produce progressive audio assets for in-game products from multiple studio locations.

Responsibilities
• Create and implement incredible sounding weapons that are authentic to the Star Wars universe
• Ensure quality of combat related sounds (weapons, projectile bys and impacts, explosions)
• Clear communication and collaboration with the dev team in regard to related sound effects
• Creative sound design that’s in line with the goals and vision of the title
• Build a good rapport with the dev team and represent Audioworks accordingly
• Be able to help other audio artists, and mentor junior audio artists as needed
• Define deliverables, own the delivery schedule with Audioworks Development & Audio Directors, and responsible for the quality of work in your area
• Maintain a strong collaborative audio team environment

Requirements
• Minimum of seven years’ game/audio experience
• Strong triple AAA console experience
• Has a broad experience using game development tools, technology and pipelines
• Is an expert with modern audio creation equipment, software and recording techniques, with a high level of proficiency in at least one DAW
• Strong content creating skills for a surround experience
• Strong communication skills
• Good creative and technical thinker
• Self-motivated
• Works well as part of a team

Audio Designer
Company: Ubisoft / Reflections
Location: Newcastle, UK
Job description

Ubisoft Reflection is looking for an Audio Designer to work with the Audio team to deliver on the direction and vision of the project.

About Ubisoft Relfections
Reflections, a Ubisoft studio is a video games development company based in Newcastle, UK. Collaborating with Ubisoft’s international creative teams on projects such as Assassins Creed Syndicate, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon, online open-world RPG The Division, as well as the adventure platformer Grow Home and a host of other top titles to our name such as open-world action adventure Watch Dogs, MMO racer The Crew and the latest instalment in the world’s No.1 dance game franchise Just Dance 2015. Reflections’ objective is to combine technical expertise, flair and innovation to create and contribute to successful and memorable games. We are looking for Pioneering, Obsessive Humans to cement its reputation as an industry leading studio within the UK and the world.

Responsibilities
• Work with the Audio Director and Audio Lead to deliver the audio vision for each project
• Take ownership of one or more audio features, and push these as far as possible, both creatively and technically
• Create, integrate, and iterate audio assets to the highest quality levels
• Build key relationships with other disciplines to deliver strong data/gameplay driven audio elements
• Assist the Lead Audio Designer or Audio Director with any other ad hoc responsibilities

Qualifications
• Strong sound design knowledge and skills
• Highly skilled use of sound design tools (such as DAW, plug-ins, synthesis techniques etc.)
• Strong gameplay instincts
• Comprehensive understanding of at least one audio engine (such as Wwise, FMOD, XACT etc.)
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Motivated and pragmatic

Relevant experience
• Bachelor’s degree in audio production or audio engineering or other relevant training
• 2 – 3 years’ experience working within Audio Design, preferably within games, or other relevant experience

Salary
• Competitive + Relocation

Opening date
• 20th February 2017

Closing date for applications
• 22nd March 2017

Reflections reserves the right to close this advert earlier than the closing date indicated should we feel we have received sufficient applications.

Research Intern
Company: Facebook / Audio 360
Location: Menlo Park, CA, USA
Job description

The Audio 360 team at Facebook is looking for exceptional interns to help us improve spatial audio experiences in media. Expertise in 3D or spatial audio, audio research, acoustics, signal processing, psychoacoustics, and computer science are especially appreciated. Strong math skills are a plus. We want to support the spatial audio/VR audio research community, so we encourage publishing. Come join us as we make immersive media like 360 Videos even better!

We are accepting applications from students interested in (but not limited to) the following areas: Audio, Spatial Audio, Audio for VR, 3D audio, Ambisonics, Signal processing, Acoustics, and Psychoacoustics. Our internships are sixteen (16) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.

About Facebook
Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share, and make the world more open and connected. Through our growing family of apps and services, we’re building a different kind of company that helps billions of people around the world connect and share what matters most to them. Whether we’re creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to make the world more open and accessible. Connecting the world takes every one of us—and we’re just getting started.

Responsibilities
• Design and implementation of novel algorithms to solve applied spatial audio research problems
• Collaboration with and support of other team members across various disciplines
• Communication of research agenda, progress and results

Minimum qualifications
• Pursuing a PhD or Masters in Computer Science, Audio/Acoustics, or related STEM field
• Must be currently enrolled in a full time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship
• Proven track record of achieving significant results
• Ability to obtain work authorization in the United States in 2017

Preferred qualifications
• Demonstrated software engineer experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions, or PhD papers
• Experience with C/C++, MATLAB

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at 1+650-308-7837.

Post Production Assistant
Company: Pinewood Studios / MBS Lighting
Location: Iver, UK
Job description

Pinewood MBS Lighting is looking for a Post Production Assistant to coordinate the smooth day to day running of the sound post production department.

Responsibilities
• Customer and Employee liaison support
• Support the post production operations coordinator and head of digital recording and editorial
• Deal with client queries regarding DCS facilities
• Create quotations for clients
• Manage the bookings of DCS facilities for clients
• Deal with the billing and costing for DCS services and ensure invoices are billed correctly for finance
• To maintain relationships with clients promoting the Pinewood brand
• Control staff scheduling for DCS projects and book staff onto projects
• Managing the casting database with up-to-date information
• Assisting with advertising casting via spotlight and internal casting pages
• Downloading all auditions clips to central storage location
• Managing the casting email account, assisting with artist/agents and scheduling
• Managing the relationship with artist/agents, keeping them updated with status auditions and recording days
• Promote sales within the DCS function
• Provide a top rate customer service for all DCS customers and clients
• Checking of Post Production facilities before and after use
• Providing cover in the Post Production office when required
• General running duties
• Observe the studio regulations at all times
• Observe and comply with Company Health and Safety policy and practices
• Any other duties deemed appropriate by Management

Qualifications
• Provide first class customer service
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Ability to report and solve any issues/requirements
• Shows initiative and capable to working without supervision
• Work competently and efficiently under pressure
• Pro-active and highly organised
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Observe the studio regulations at all times
• Observe and comply with Company Health and Safety policy and practices

Desired personality
• Self driven, results orientated and a confident communicator. Responsible attitude, dependable and punctual. Keen to develop their own skills and be a key team player

Personal situation
• Able to commute reliably to the office bases, Pinewood Studios and Shepperton Studios

Computer skills
• Must be adept in use of MS Office 2000 or later, particularly Outlook, Excel and Word, Internet and email

Literacy and numeracy
• Good literacy and numeracy skills

Business skills
• Must be confident and professional when dealing with customers, face-to-face and via telephone/emails

Closing date for applications
Sun Mar 12 2017

To apply for this position, please send your CV and Covering letter to:
recruitment@pinewoodgroup.com

Source: Glen Gathard

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