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Job Description

Magic Leap is seeking an advanced software engineer experienced with interactive 3D audio applications, game audio middleware, algorithm implementation and software optimization to join our team developing next-generation 3D audio technology and authoring tools for mixed-reality devices.

The ideal candidate is a quick and enthusiastic learner, an excellent problem solver who contributes clear thinking to complex situations, and someone who embraces both the technical and creative challenges of software development.


  • Serve as technical lead for audio plugin software development for Unity, Unreal and Wwise
  • Collaborate effectively and proactively as part of a team responsible for the design and deployment across multiple platforms of a complex audio software stack under strict schedule and architectural constraints
  • Prototype, demonstrate and implement new features and technologies across all layers of the audio software stack with an emphasis on the audio plugin layers
  • Implement and optimize software build, release, testing and documentation processes to ensure reliable and effective internal, cross-functional and external SDK deployment of the audio plugin deliverables under strict schedule constraints
  • Develop test protocols and applications for the evaluation of prototypes and validation of implementations. Collaborate with the test team to develop automated testing of key features
  • Create clear and thorough documentation for internal and cross-team reference
  • Generate new and unique IP



  • Significant experience (minimum 3 years) as a lead software developer designing, implementing, and testing audio technologies, systems and applications in C/C++ for shipping commercial software
  • Experience designing and maintaining new audio APIs and developing cross-platform audio libraries (e.g. Win, Mac, Linux Android).
  • Solid knowledge and experience with game audio development and middleware environments: Unity, Unreal, Wwise. Experience developing interactive games, audio applications and/or audio plugins using one or more of the above frameworks
  • Experience with professional software design tools and techniques: software version control systems such as Git/Gerrit and Perforce, performing code reviews of your own and/or other people’s code, planning and operating in an Agile/Scrum type environment
  • Solid knowledge of audio, acoustics, psychoacoustics, and virtual/augmented reality. Practical understanding of 3D math (vector operations, bounding volumes, transform operations)


  • Binaural audio, Ambisonics, object-based immersive audio, artificial reverberation
  • Web and hardware-accelerated audio rendering APIs (WebAudio, OpenAL/EAX…)
  • VST/AAX/AU plugin development for digital audio workstations (Pro Tools, Reaper, Logic…)
  • Matlab, Faust, SciPy or similar; Max/MSP, AudioMulch or similar; C#, Python; JUCE


  • BS/BA in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering is required. MS/MA preferred

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  • All your information will be kept confidential according to Equal Employment Opportunities guidelines

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