Audio Tools Developer
Location: Greater London
Job Type: Full time
Do you love developing new tools and workflows empowering content creators? Is writing clean, maintainable and unit-tested code your thing? Does having regular opportunities to come up with innovative ideas and turning them into production increments excite you?
Within the audio content creation tools team, we develop proprietary technologies that enable sound designers and music composers create and integrate their content to various game engines.
Your goals and responsibilities include ensuring the audio engine and its accompanying authoring tools are well adapted to the unique constraints of mobile content creation/playback and that the related tools and tool integrations reflect the mobile capabilities. You will work cross-functionally with high level frameworks as well as low level runtime systems to integrate features and improve our content creation workflows. You will interface with related teams on audio data pipeline as well as broader game engine teams to support production of compelling and immersive experiences.
We pride ourselves in providing a multicultural, diverse and inclusive environment that supports learning, innovation and professional growth and most importantly fun. We follow a team-first mentality yet highly respect and encourage individual creativity and contribution. We strive to create a unique developer experience in an environment where you have the ability to have a positive impact, communicate directly with your stakeholders and feel the satisfaction of making their lives easier.
Architect and support our suite of proprietary audio tools and audio data pipeline..
Collaborate closely with sound designers and composers to improve workflows and aid in playback of their content in game.
Work with the wider engine and tools team to constantly improve the audio data pipeline and get data into the game efficiently.
Excellent programming and debugging skills in one or more programming languages and experience with data structures/algorithms
An understanding of cross-platform application development frameworks such as Qt/JUCE/etc.
Excellent communication and problem solving skills
Attention to detail and great product judgment.
Desired but not required
Experience with game audio middleware such as Wwise/Fmod/etc.
Development of plug-ins for audio software (VST / AAX…)
Experience with (mobile) game development
Familiarity with DAWs like Pro-Tools, Reaper, Adobe Audition, Ableton Live or similar
King is the game developer behind the world-famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top-grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.
A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes
Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.
Making the World Playful
Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid-core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!
Applications need to be in English.
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