Sound Designer

  • 28738 The Old Rd, Valencia, CA 91355, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

WayForward has been developing video games in Southern California for over 30 years. In that time, we have launched hundreds of games with partners such as Activision, Apple, Capcom, Disney, Konami, Sega, WB, Universal, and many more!

Our games are known for their classic, satisfying gameplay, beautiful art and animation, and compelling characters, story, and worlds. They have routinely received top scores on Metacritic and a multitude of awards and nominations from media outlets such as IGN, Gamespot, Destructoid, and Polygon.

Notable titles include: The Shantae series, Mighty Switch Force, A Boy and His Blob, DuckTales: Remastered, Aliens: Infestation, Contra 4, and games based on popular brands including Adventure Time, Batman, Silent Hill, Double Dragon, and Marvel.

Job Description

WayForward is seeking an experienced Sound Designer to join our audio team on a full time basis. The ideal candidate will have proven skills designing sound for multiple genres and a demonstrable understanding of the game audio pipeline. They will have great communication skills, a flexible skillset, and the ability to work well with other team members across multiple disciplines.

Core responsibilities include designing and creating sound effect assets, creating FMOD events, working with programmers to implement FMOD events in game, following naming conventions and best practices, and working with the audio team to create cohesive and immersive audio experiences for multiple titles.


  • A reel and portfolio demonstrating high quality and versatile game sound design
  • Experience designing audio for games, and a knowledge of the specific challenges and considerations for non-linear audio

  • Mastery of at least one major DAW

  • Significant experience using FMOD Studio in all stages of the game design pipeline

  • Significant experience using VSTs and synthesis to design and create sound effect assets

  • Excellent organizational skills, and the ability to effectively track work

  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback, and quickly iterate on sound effects

  • Passion for game audio, and a drive to constantly improve at your craft

Additional Considerations

  • Experience using Ableton Live and Sound Forge 10

  • Experience creating games in Unreal Engine and Unity

Additional Information

Applicants who do not submit a reel will not be considered. This is not a music composition position, nor will it lead to one. We are looking for people who are passionate about the discipline of sound design.

Due to the situation with COVID-19 WayForward is currently working remotely. Applicants that are located close enough to work onsite at our Valencia office are preferred, but we are also open to considering applicants that would need to work remotely indefinitely.