We’re ArenaNet. We make the games we want to play a reality, and infuse them with innovation, hand-crafted detail, and creative passion.As developer and publisher of the award-winning Guild Wars game series, we’re proud to share our passion for the online worlds we’ve created with over 11 million players worldwide.
ArenaNet’s Audio Team prides itself in delivering hand-crafted audio and music. We focus on cohesive integration of our assets to create immersive worlds. We are continuously expanding and perfecting our unique sound effects library. We love to collaborate and iterate with other teams to make the best gaming experience. We strive to inspire the studio and our fans with our level of dedication.
You’re an experienced sound designer who can help lead our work on Guild Wars 2 Living World. We support multiple teams with overlapping release schedules. You’ll proactively communicate with our collaborators and keep focus on the most important work for the present moment. You’ll work with the Producer and GW2 Audio Team to distribute the work among our available resources. You will create original sound designs that bring our fantastical world and its inhabitants to life.
Guild Wars 2 Lead Sound Designer
Lead the Guild Wars 2 sound design team as we regularly ship new content
Collaborate with design & art teams throughout the development process
Record and design original sound effects that fit within the established GW2 audio style
Implement audio events into the game using our proprietary tools
7+ years of game industry experience in all stages of development
At least 2 shipped titles for PC or console
Demonstrated ability to create amazing sounds, especially creatures & magic
Strong understanding of audio implementation tools & scripting
Manager training and/or experience leading teams
You play Guild Wars 2 and understand the mechanics, progression, setting & story
Scrum Product Owner or Project Management training and/or experience
In addition to a resume and cover letter, please provide us a link to some in-game captures that demonstrate your sound design chops.
This is a full time on-site position at our studio in Bellevue, Washington. A casual, friendly work environment, comprehensive benefits package, a competitive salary, and more are all part of what makes ArenaNet a great place to work.
ArenaNet is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.