Audio Programming Engineer

Engineering · Kirkland, Washington
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Harebrained Schemes is looking for an Audio Engineer to join our Core Tech team and create great audio tools to our sound designers and a great audio experience to our players!

If you are a thoughtful collaborator, with a deep understanding of—and appreciation for—player experiences across a variety of game genres and audiences, we’d love to talk with you.

This is an on-site, full-time individual contributor role. 

What You’ll Do

  • Write  editor C# Unity scripts for tools and features that enhance our Wwise/Unity interface and functionality
  • Write runtime C# scripts to drive audio implementations in our games
  • Keep up to date on Unity and Wwise features and technology

Engineering Responsibilities 

  • Collaborate with the audio and engineering teams to implement specific game audio
  • Debug existing audio features for bugs and performance issues.
  • Produce functional, maintainable code that meets performance requirements
  • Engage in code review of existing and new code to improve code quality whenever possible.
  • Assist with improving existing documentation as well as ensuring consistent documentation and adherence to coding standards in newly developed code.
  • Collaborate with the Audio, Engineering, QA, and Production teams to maximize your contributions.
  • Provide achievable task estimations based on your own ability.

Shared Services Responsibilities

  • Help develop and deploy the shared Unity development API and toolset that grounds all HBS products.
  • Communicate with multiple active development game projects to ensure their individual needs are met.
  • Evaluate and promote existing project code into the shared API.

What You’ll Bring

  • You have experience working on audio-related issues with audio teams
  • You have professional Unity development experience.
  • You are proficient in C#
  • You have a working knowledge of game audio technologies and tools.
  • You’re comfortable working in a large existing code-base with excellent code comprehension and a willingness to refactor as needed.
  • You have good communication skills
  • You understand pro audio terminology and have a passion for audio in games

Additional Qualifications (Nice to Have)

  • Experience with the Wwise audio engine
  • You’ve shipped a modern Unity title
  • You have a broad knowledge of game technologies and tools.

Employment Eligibility Requirement

Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and not require Visa sponsorship to be eligible.

What to Expect at HBS

All HBS employees

  • Contribute respectfully with empathy, emotional intelligence and self-awareness
  • Can work collaboratively in a team as well as on your own
  • Are able to be self-directed in their work and learning
  • Bring a growth mindset to the work they do

Working at HBS Means

  • Work-life balance: a work family that doesn’t replace your family-family
  • Flexible workday hours
  • Time off when you need it: a wellness-first and family-first mindset
  • High transparency and easy access to studio leadership

HBS Benefits

  • Generous medical, dental, vision, EAP, FSA, and both short & long-term disability
  • Paid vacation time
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid holidays including the week between Christmas and New Years Day
  • 401(k) program 
  • Annual profit-sharing from Paradox Interactive
  • Easy access off I-405 and free parking
  • Skilled, passionate, and fun co-workers
  • Pet-friendly office

You should apply to work at HBS if you want to

  • Make amazing game experiences with co-workers who are just as passionate about their craft as you are
  • Be part of a project small enough (45-50 members) for everyone to have a significant impact
  • Join a warm, inclusive and diverse team, with a respectful and collaborative culture
  • Evolve and learn with us in a growth-mindset environment 

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