Lucky VR is a virtual reality (VR) game development studio that’s creating the next generation of online social gaming. Our exclusive partnership with PokerStars (the world’s largest poker site) has propelled our debut game (PokerStars VR) to becoming one of the most popular multiplayer games in VR.

Originally based in Toronto, our team has adopted remote working for the future. As we continue to grow rapidly, we’re looking for talented people to help make our ambitions a reality

Role:

The Audio Engineer is responsible for creating and compiling high-quality audio assets for interactive video games and multimedia projects. The position requires a high level of polyvalence as we are looking for a well rounded individual who can handle audio from direction to design to integration. Audio plays an important role on VR products and audio is a high priority topic at Lucky VR.

Responsibilities

  • Work in collaboration with the creative leadership to establish an audio vision for the game that will enhance the player’s immersion and experience.
  • Create and implement exceptional audio design for complex gameplay and cinematic elements.
  • Promote audio best practices to ensure high-quality product outcomes.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary narrative and game design departments to ensure the audio design supports the game design.
  • Utilize advanced methods and techniques to create various in-game sounds, effects, and music, including mixing, processing, and implementation into the game engine.
  • Utilize the game engine’s audio tools to create and assign sounds to animations, effects, and other various game events.
  • Develop the sound concept, sound map, or storyboard for game projects.
  • Ensure sound effects meet the technical requirements of the game including voice channel limits, and memory management.
  • Investigate sound issues to debug/fix, and ensure sounds play correctly.
  • Pre-mix sound effects to be implemented in-game, and oversee final sound design mix.
  • Effectively utilize various sound implementation systems such as Wwise, FMOD, Max MSP, or other visual logic systems.
  • Creates audio for multimedia project marketing content.
  • Communicates status, risks, and opportunities with production and team leadership.

Requirements

  • Demonstrable experience in game audio development
  • Experience using game audio development tools, technology, and pipelines.
  • Experience in original sound effect design, creation, mixing, processing, implementation, and computer game product development experience.
  • Proficiency with multitrack project mixing software/hardware and session set-up.
  • Advanced experience with mixing stereo and surround sound formats.
  • Strong understanding and working knowledge of node-based visual scripting tools. (Pure Data, Max MSP, etc.)
  • Expertise with modern audio creation equipment, software, and recording techniques, with a high level of proficiency in at least one DAW.
  • Strong understanding of audio concepts and industry standards.
  • Thoroughly understands the foundations of dynamic, frequency, and time-based effects as well as audio synthesis.
  • Experience creating audio for advertising and marketing content.
  • Outstanding sound design and listening skills.
  • Experience developing audio pipelines and workflow for a game project
  • Experience creating procedurally generated story and cinema.

We encourage all interested applicants to apply. We value passion and work ethic, so if you are passionate, ambitious and want to work on the cutting edge of technology, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Lucky VR is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Please note, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.