Contract Sound Engineer/Designer

  • 17th Ave, Bothell, WA, United States
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Contract

Company Description

City State Entertainment is an independent video game development studio based in both Fairfax, Virginia and Seattle, Washington. The studio embodies an “open office” collaborative process where all team members are expected to contribute to the design and the development process of our games. The team is currently in production of Camelot Unchained, a niche, RvR old-school MMORPG and Final Stand: Ragnarok a co-op looter slasher while also building out our own engine. This is a remote position but bonus points if the applicant is located in Fairfax, VA or Seattle, WA.

Job Description

City State Entertainment is looking for a Contract Sound Engineer to help design and implement sound assets for our games Camelot Unchained and Final Stand: Ragnarok.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create, edit, and implement game audio assets including music, sound effects and dialogue that matches the aesthetics of the game

  • Oversee all audio mixing, music mixing, and sound effects

  • Create and maintain audio pipelines and technologies (debugging and troubleshooting any audio issues)

  • Create and implement any original audio needed: sound effects, voice effects, voiceovers, music, etc.

  • Collaborate with other departments to help design, create, and implement new audio tools and features 



  • Must have at least one shipped PC/Console title

  • 3 year minimum experience working with game audio

  • Excellent listening skills

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of game audio production and techniques

  • 3 year minimum experience working with AudioKinetic Wwise

  • Experience with various audio tools (Sound Forge, ProTools, Nuendo, Sound Miner, etc.)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong work ethic and sense of ownership

  • Knowledge of game development processes

  • Passion for games


  • Experience with scripting and programming in C/C++

  • Have your own recording/mixing studio (remote work is an option if you do)

  • Already based in Fairfax or Seattle

Additional Information

Note: City State Entertainment is hiring for a broad range of positions on a growing team. We have definite skill and task needs, but the eventual division of tasks within the team will depend on the eventual team members. If you’re an outstanding and talented individual whose qualifications fall halfway between two of our listings, we’d still like to hear from you. All candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to work on-site at our Washington DC-area or Seattle, WA office in the U.S.A. We are an emphatically equal-opportunity employer. Successful candidates will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the US.