Job Opening: Technical Sound Designer – Contractor

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 - Jobs

Position: Technical Sound Designer – Contractor
Company: Magic Leap, Inc.
Location: Fort Lauderdale FL US

Job Description


A Technical Sound Designer at Magic Leap contributes to both Mixed Reality experiences in current production and conducts R&D on behalf of advanced concepts. Your work forms the connective tissue between the creative and technical arts. You will work with both a small team dedicated to developing innovative audio tools and workflows for a cutting edge Mixed Reality platform and with cross-disciplinary teams supporting the integration of music, sound design, dialogue and audio behaviors.

The ideal candidate is a master of game audio middleware, a quick and enthusiastic learner, an excellent problem solver, and embraces both the creative and technical challenges that arise at the interstices of new frontiers in computing, audio, and interactive entertainment.


  • Responsible for the integration of Music, Dialog, Sound Effects, Sound Design into Mixed Reality games and experiences
  • Scripting within Unity and Unreal
  • Contributing to R&D of our Mixed Reality Audio Tool Kit
  • Collaborating with composers and sound designers, in support of innovative audio behaviors
  • Contribute to the overall soundscape design for Interactive media (games and other experiences)
  • Integrating new digital processing techniques into Mixed Reality Experiences
  • Testing and debugging


  • 5+ years experience in a similar role
  • Experience integrating audio in game engines (Unity/Unreal)
  • Highly proficient in Wwise, and familiar with other middleware solutions
  • Substantial knowledge of scripting for game engines and audio middleware (Familiarity with C#, C++)
  • Background in Audio Engineering (Recording, Mixing, Mastering)
  • Conduct field and studio recordings; produce, edit, mix and integrate sound effects.
  • Mastery of current pro audio tools (digital audio workstations, microphones, outboard gear)
  • Passion for developing best practices and innovative audio integration techniques for interactive games and Mixed Reality Experiences
  • Self-disciplined
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Ability to provide and accept critical feedback in a professional manner

Preferred (Nice to Have):

  • Familiarity with Perforce (P4)
  • Familiarity with Unreal Blueprints
  • Familiarity with procedural sound design concepts
  • Ability to play a traditional musical instrument
  • Understanding of and familiarity with 3D spatialized audio
  • Experience with Fabric and FMOD
  • Live/Concert audio support


  • Music Technology related university degree or equivalent experience

NOTE: Applicants should also be prepared to be asked to provide the following:

  • Scripting Samples
  • Audio-reel demonstrating contributions to commercially released product
  • Video of homemade experiences or passion projects, whether commercially released or not
  • Soundcloud demonstrating finished procedural audio projects
  • Additional Information

Additional Information


  • All your information will be kept confidential according to Equal Employment Opportunities guidelines.

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