Lead Audio Designer (213)

  • Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Ubisoft is 10,000 creative minds spanning 6 continents. With around 85% of its staff devoted to game development, Ubisoft has the 2nd largest in-house creative team in the world.

The company’s 27 different creative studios work hand-in-hand each day to deliver rich and innovative gaming experiences that reflect the creativity and diversity of their teams. This cross-studio collaboration model means every team member has the opportunity to participate in challenging projects based on brands including Assassin's Creed®, For Honor® Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon®, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell®, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Tom Clancy's The Division, Rabbids®, Rayman®, Watch Dogs®, Far Cry®, The Crew®, Just Dance® and more.

Job Description

Job Purpose

Represent the audio team within a collaborative multidiscipline environment; define and track the schedule for the team, manage and mentor team members, and be a key voice for the sound design of the project.

 

Direct Reports

The Audio Team

 

Leadership Responsibilities

•           Build an effective team to ensure it is fully resourced, a manageable size and a good mix of levels and foster the team player culture;

•           Plan, prioritise and set inspiring objectives for your team members all year long;

•           Empower your team members with clear expectations and hold them accountable for their key results;

•           Provide your team members with ongoing and meaningful feedback on performance and development -- ensuring positive acknowledgement of all achievements, both big and small;

•           Enable your team members to reflect and prepare their future in their role and at Ubisoft;

•           Engage and positively influence team members and stakeholders around a vision;

•           Navigate through ambiguity and embrace change with a positive mindset;

•           Create the environment for initiatives and ideas to emerge and grow;

•           Care about people:  be exemplary and supportive;

•           Communicate with impact and promote an open dialogue within your team.

 

 

Job Responsibilities

·        Organise and coordinate the activities and resources required as part of the production process at all project phases;

·        Plan, distribute and supervise project audio work;

·        Challenge team members whenever necessary to ensure that all technical decisions are sound and based on facts;

·        Provide visibility for the team on the progress of the deliverables and implement solutions to avoid gaps;

·        Understand the game’s technical and artistic constraints and important aspects (story, gameplay, vision) to direct/coach the team;

·        Review the work carried out by team members at the end of each project phase;

·        Assess team morale, determining the root causes of issues and implementing relevant solutions;

·        Optimise work methods and processes for the team that are adapted to project needs;

·        Support collaboration and knowledge sharing within the team and with teams from other projects;

·        Carry out all other related task.

Additional Information

Skills and Knowledge

·        Knowledge of the other game production working units;

·        Database knowledge an asset (JIRA, Perforce, etc.);

·        Excellent knowledge of Pro Tools, Sound Forge and MIDI;

·        Excellent musical knowledge as a musician and/or composer;

·        Knowledge of current engines an asset;

·        Leadership skills;

·        Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

·        Sense of initiative.

 

Relevant Experience

·        5 years’ minimum experience in audio for video games or other relevant experience;

·        Bachelor’s degree in sound design or other relevant training;

·        Experience managing a team of people in a professional environment;

·        Proven track record in audio design having shipped at least 2 games within the audio design discipline; preferably full cycle on a ‘AAA’ console title.