Dialogue Lead

Star Wars Team

Respawn Entertainment is a AAA game development studio that was founded in 2010 by former co-founders of Infinity Ward and creators of the multi-billion dollar Call of Duty and Modern Warfare franchises. In 2017, Respawn was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher. We have shipped Titanfall and Titanfall 2 to critical acclaim, and are currently hiring for our Star Wars ™,  Titanfall, and Unannounced VR game development teams. Our motto is gameplay first, and the opportunity to create groundbreaking games with some of the best developer talent in the industry awaits our future team members.
We’re looking for a highly skilled Dialogue Lead who will embrace our culture and share his/her hard earned expertise to create an incredible experience for our players. We're picturing someone who is passionate about the Star Wars ™ Universe, with an appreciation for audience immersion and a knack for making worlds come alive. The Dialogue Lead will help create high quality dialogue assets and implement them into the game. If this sounds like you, we're looking forward to seeing your resume!
What you’ll do...
Work closely with the Game Director, Narrative Lead, and Audio Director to help shape our game’s Dialogue vocabulary, style, and standards.
Work with the Narrative Lead and Audio Director on the casting process.
Record and edit passes of dialogue for game testing purposes.
Create Post Pro FX, batch process and prep dialogue for game integration.
Implement and tune dialogue sound files directly into game engine (Unreal 4).
Active role in the creation of dialogue tools and processes.
Edit dialogue and sync assets to scripted sequences and animations.
Track and update progress of assets with a database (or other tracking method) throughout the course of the project.
Assist with script preparation and scheduling for voice recording sessions.
Be present at recording sessions, take notes and assist in direction.
Communicate and coordinate transfer of dialogue assets and scripts with the localization team.
Interface with Audio, Design, Animation, and Engineering Leads to ensure that dialogue functions in-game and matches vision for specific levels as well as overall design of game.
Troubleshoot and help fix Dialogue bugs.
Adhere to schedule and deliver assets on time.
Gather intelligence regarding dialogue production dependencies (actors, studios, technology and other resources) outside the studio, keeping the Leads up to date with the state of things.
Ideally, you will have...
3+ years’ experience in a dialogue sound role for video games. Record of success creating dialogue assets for major titles desired.
Significant platform game audio experience a must on major platforms (PC/Xbox/Playstation.)
Shipped AAA games a plus.
Strong audio technical expertise. Programming or scripting proficiency is a plus.
Strong, demonstrable audio editing skills.
Mastery of major audio software packages such as Wwise, Nuendo and Sound Forge.
Experience with data tracking software and spreadsheets, such as Excel.
Detail-oriented and organized, able to track thousands of assets throughout projects.
Voice acting and/or directing skills a plus.
Excellent communication skills.
A positive, solution-oriented attitude.
Passion for audio.
Passion for games.
Benefits & Perks…
Here's a peek at some of what we offer:
Medical, Dental, Vision, and other health and welfare plans.
Disability, Life, and AD&D insurance benefits.
Flexible Spending Accounts for heath and child care.
401K with company match and no vesting period.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
Generous parental leave for new parents.
Free games and company store with discounts on games and consoles.
Other perks include education assistance, commuter benefits, adoption assistance, legal services, mental health support, and group home, auto, and pet insurance.
Paid time off, as well as holiday office closures including shutdown between Christmas and New Year's.
Company-sponsored team events such as regular staff parties, food trucks, tournaments, movie screenings, game conventions, Ragnar relay races, and launch parties.
Game room with a pool table, ping pong, foosball, arcade and tabletop games.
Fully stocked kitchens with fresh fruit, breakfast, snacks, and more.
Convenient meal order service for on-site lunch deliveries.
State of the art on-site gym with 24/7 access.
On-site yoga classes, massages, and car washes.
A variety of interest groups and outdoor activities to join with other Respawn Employees: table top games club, poker club, beer club, kit-bashing club, running/hiking, biking, basketball, and soccer among others.
Friendly, caring co-workers and management.