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Deca Games
Audio Manager (m/f/d)
🌎 worldwide
62d ago
About DECA Games

We believe that games should be played for decades but many are abandoned even when a loyal community is screaming to keep them alive. DECA specializes in acquiring games from other developers and reinvigorating them to continue to entertain for decades. When other studios see an old game, we see a fantastic set of problems to solve and a huge opportunity.  

DECA is a remote company with over 300 people in over 30 countries globally. DECA is also a part of the Embracer Group, the largest public gaming company in Europe.

 

About our culture

We've managed to maintain a small company feel with the stability and resources of a much larger one. We fully believe in the flexibility of a remote workplace. Team members are trusted to manage their time and get things done independently. We think that egos and politics need to be checked at the virtual door. That means no jerks are allowed, that no job is too small for anyone, and an openness to help and learn from each other is required. We love the challenge of working within constraints and love when we succeed as a team. Check out more about us and our values on our website (www.decagames.com).

This is a remote position. You can work from anywhere in the world in the CET timezone (9 am - 6 pm CET).

 

About the role

Are you passionate about audio and gaming? Do you have a deep understanding of audio production, from sound design to voiceovers? If so, we are looking for an experienced Audio Manager to join our team and take charge of audio direction across our games. As an Audio Manager at DECA Games, you will be a key player in shaping the audio experience for our players. If you're a skilled leader, have a creative ear, and are ready to manage a team of sound designers while contributing hands-on expertise, we want to hear from you.

 

Responsibilities
  • Manage a small team of sound designers, providing mentorship, guidance, and support.
  • Contribute hands-on to games when needed, utilizing tools like FMOD or Wwise for sound design and implementation.
  • Oversee the audio direction across all games to enhance player experiences, create efficiencies and ensure long term success.
  • Together with your direct reports continually improve our audio practices and workflows, and ensure smooth cooperation with the rest of the development team.
  • Identify and manage the outsourcing of voiceovers, game soundtracks, SFX and localization efforts, coordinating with voice actors, agencies  and localization teams, using middleware as necessary.
  • Serve as the audio expert within DECA, offering advice, insights, and recommendations across all our games, while focusing on key titles.
  • Support the core business model of DECA by facilitating the acquisition of new titles into our portfolio from an audio perspective. 

 

Requirements
  • Proven Experience in audio production for video games, including previous managerial roles.
  • Technical Proficiency in audio software and tools, with a deep understanding of sound design principles within games.
  • Familiarity with audio middleware such as FMOD or Wwise, and the ability to integrate and utilize these tools effectively.
  • Experience with shipped or live console/PC games, demonstrating your ability to contribute to successful game operations. 
  • Leadership skills to lead and inspire a team of audio designers, fostering creativity and excellence.
  • Hands-on capability with a willingness and ability to contribute to audio design and implementation when needed.
  • Project Management skills, including the ability to manage outsourcing efforts and meet deadlines.
  • Communication Skills that are excellent to effectively convey audio direction and collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Passion for gaming, demonstrating a genuine love for video games and a desire to enhance the player experience through audio.

 

Benefits
  • Remote first company culture.
  • Flexible work hours to support a personal work-life balance.
  • Weekly remote Embodiment@Work breathing and workout exercises.
  • Online language classes: English, German, French, Spanish etc.
  • Working in a multicultural environment with people from over 30 different countries.
  • Flat hierarchies with an open-door policy.



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