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Company Name:
Respawn Entertainment
Location:
Chatsworth, California
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Game Design
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
PC / Windows, Playstation 4, Xbox One
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
1
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
High School or equivalent

Dialogue Lead

Respawn Entertainment is an independent game development studio that was founded in 2010 by former co-founders of Infinity Ward and creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty and Modern Warfare franchises. We have since shipped Titanfall and Titanfall 2 to critical acclaim, and are currently hiring for both our Star Wars ™and Titanfall development teams. Our motto is gameplay first, and the opportunity to create groundbreaking AAA games with some of the best developer talent in the industry awaits our future team members. 

What you’ll do...

  • Work closely with the Game Director and Audio Director to help shape our game’s Dialogue vocabulary, style, and standards.
  • Work with the Game Director and Audio Director on the casting process.
  • Record and edit passes of dialogue for game testing purposes.
  • Create Post Pro FX, batch process and prep dialogue for game integration.
  • Implement and tune dialogue sound files directly into game engine (Unreal 4).
  • Active role in the creation of dialogue tools and processes.
  • Edit dialogue and sync assets to scripted sequences and animations.
  • Track and update progress of assets with a database (or other tracking method) throughout the course of the project.
  • Assist with script preparation and scheduling for voice recording sessions.
  • Be present at recording sessions, take notes and assist in direction.
  • Communicate and coordinate transfer of dialogue assets and scripts with the localization team.
  • Interface with Audio, Design, Animation, and Engineering Leads to ensure that dialogue functions in-game and matches vision for specific levels as well as overall design of game.
  • Troubleshoot and help fix Dialogue bugs.
  • Adhere to schedule and deliver assets on time.
  • Gather intelligence regarding dialogue production dependencies (actors, studios, technology and other resources) outside the studio, keeping the Leads up to date with the state of things

Ideally, you will have...

  • 3+ years’ experience in a dialogue sound role for video games. Record of success creating dialogue assets for major titles desired.
  • Significant platform game audio experience a must on major platforms (PC/Xbox/Playstation.)
  • Shipped AAA games a plus.
  • Strong audio technical expertise. Programming or scripting proficiency is a plus.
  • Strong, demonstrable audio editing skills.
  • Mastery of major audio software packages such as Wwise, Nuendo and Sound Forge.
  • Experience with data tracking software and spreadsheets, such as Excel.
  • Detail-oriented and organized, able to track thousands of assets throughout projects.
  • Voice acting and/or directing skills a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A positive, solution-oriented attitude.
  • Passion for audio.
  • Passion for games.

Benefits & Perks…

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life and AD&D insurance benefits.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for health and child care.
  • 401K with company match and no vesting period.
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP).
  • Relocation assistance.
  • Paid vacation, post-project & holiday office closures, and sick days.
  • Company-sponsored team events: movie screenings, industry gatherings, and game launch parties to name a few.
  • Fun office parties throughout the year for employees, friends, and family.
  • Spacious modern campus with open work spaces and lots of daylight.
  • Game room with a pool table, ping pong, foosball, arcade and tabletop games.
  • Fully stocked kitchens with fresh fruit, breakfast, snacks, and more.
  • Convenient meal order service for on-site lunch deliveries.
  • State of the art on-site gym with 24/7 access.
  • On-site yoga classes, massages, and car washes available.
  • A variety of interest groups and outdoor activities to join with other Respawn Employees: marathons, hikes, biking, and soccer among others.
  • Friendly, caring co-workers and management