Audio Programmer

Are you passionate about making great games and delivering immersive player experiences?  Then this might just be the job for you!  Starbreeze is now looking for an Audio Programmer to join our team in Stockholm, Sweden and liaison within our team in France.

As Audio Programmer, you will work closely with our programming, audio and design disciplines to strategize, define and develop audio solutions which push creativity in the delivery of unforgettable gameplay within the Payday franchise.  

You will be involved at every stage of the process, from early inception through to implementation. This is truly a once in a career opportunity!

Job Tasks:

  • Build and maintain cutting-edge audio technology to deliver immersive gameplay experiences;
  • Design, implement, and debug audio systems for AAA game development (such as occlusion, streaming, performance, and so on);
  • Collaborate to develop solutions which allow audio designers to realize their artistic & aural goals;
  • Act as a liaison for audio design, advocating for engine and technology solutions that advance audio, across all products;
  • Establish best-practices for technical audio workflows and ensure their application across the studio;
  • Foster a culture of open, honest, and respectful communication across all disciplines.

Must Have:

  • At least 3 years of game industry experience, preferably with 2+ years in similar role;
  • Experience with programming and scripting languages (e.g. C++, C#, Lua, etc.);
  • Exceptional knowledge of Wwise integration and strong competence with Unreal Blueprints;
  • Strong understanding of advanced mathematical concepts and digital signal processing;
  • Passionate about the player experience and committed to a cross-discipline and playtest-driven development environment;
  • Excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills.

Good to Have:

  • Multiplayer shooter combat and gameplay design experience;
  • Experience developing networked game architectures on multiple platforms (Windows, PS4, Xbox One);
  • Ability to think logically and break down complex problems, with a strong focus on the details. 

To Be Successful in this position you are:

  • As fanatical about ambiance and soundscapes as you are about the tools and technology used in their creation.

Still reading? Good...because here’s the good part of this job ad: We offer you a position at a company where we value empowerment, agility and ownership.  While we evolve we want you to grow with us and to develop as a professional.

Sounds good? Then we can’t wait to see your CV and portfolio and look forward to meeting you.  We recommend that you apply as soon as possible; selection and interviews are held continuously. Send your application with a resumé, portfolio and cover letter in English.  All applications must include a resumé and cover letter to be considered.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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What makes it Starbreeze?

  • Progress through commitment and collaboration

    At Starbreeze we believe in enabling and supporting our colleagues to be successful.

  • Alignment around the product

    Game development is the heartbeat and we are continuously evolving how all teams and members can be an efficient part.

  • We are in it for the long run.....

    At Starbreeze we value everyone´s engagement and with quality in mind, we rely on everyone´s input in planning and to define the ports of our games.

Culture... or is it a lifestyle?

Do you recognise yourself in the following description? If so you could be one of us!

Team Oriented – we value trust and openness; clear communication and the team result trumps the
individuals performance.

Ownership – we are committed to
delivering excellence, including holding ourselves and others accountable. We
get sh*t done.

Solution Minded – we always present solutions, based on analysis of identified problems.

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