Mojang Studios is best known as the creators of Minecraft, but we’re also on a mission  to build a better world through the power of play. 

Why play? Well, play is at the heart of everything we do. It’s the blocky backbone of our games, the core of our development philosophy, and even the origin of our name. From the relentless experimentation of our endlessly inspiring community to the classrooms where Minecraft has become an essential teaching tool, play is the bedrock of our existence. 

We are looking for a Sound Designer to join our Audio team!​ As a Sound Designer, you will contribute to all aspects of sound design, from post-production to implementation, and be dedicated to provide innovative audio in all areas of the Minecraft franchise - games, products and marketing. ​We value unique, high quality sounds and source control, which means that most of our audio assets are recorded by conducting field and studio recordings. In other words, if we need a dolphin sound - we go visit the dolphins! Further on, you will process created SFX for in-game use and other franchise services. At Mojang Studios, we have a friendly and highly collaborative culture where you will be working with many other teams to ensure that our players have the best experience possible when playing our games. Together with the team you will be making the audio for 120+ millions of players across the world, meaning you'll have an artistic responsibility in expanding the Minecraft universe.

Your tasks will include

  • Contribute to all aspects of sound design, post-production, and implementation as required.
  • Record original sounds
  • Create high quality audio assets and processes created SFX for in-game use.
  • Communicate and collaborate with game designers, visual artists, producers and developers.
  • A sense of fun and be able to think laterally - creating sounds, especially for the Minecraft universes, requires creativity and imagination
  • Collaborate with your team and others at the company on creating the best audio experience for our players and on ensuring we follow our creative vision for Minecraft  

Requirements

  • Knowledge of current audio tools (daws, microphones, outboard gear etc)
  • Experience working with sound design in the games industry
  • Good knowledge of modern audio equipment, recording techniques, microphones and industry standard audio tools (Reaper, plug-ins, middleware.)
  • Experience in conducting field and studio recordings, as well as post production
  • Have a great artistic feel for the atmosphere of games
  • Have good organizational skills to deal with the amount of sound effects and music required for games and to coordinate recording sessions

Valued skillsets 

  • The team values inclusivity, diversity, transparency and collaboration – as you’ll be working closely with us, we hope you’ll feel the same way! 

Mojang Studios 

Mojang Studios is a Microsoft-owned game developer. The company was founded in Stockholm, Sweden and has offices around the world, including Stockholm, Redmond, Tokyo, London, and Shanghai. We’re always working on new and exciting ways to expand the Minecraft universe.

Our community is global and incredibly diverse. We keep this in mind when developing anything, as we want people to feel included in Minecraft. And in recruiting, our goal is to make Mojang Studios as diverse as our community. 

We got started as a tiny indie developer, and part of our culture still reflects that heritage. But we’re also proud to belong to Xbox Game Studios, which creates unique opportunities to grow and develop.

To help us achieve amazing things, we have built an equally amazing studio space. Situated right on the water by Söder Mälarstrand, it’s filled to the brim with all the tools, toys and caffeine required to create world-class entertainment.

But in the end, it’s the people of Mojang Studios that make this place truly special. When you join, you’ll find yourself in the company of incredibly bright, warm, and creative individuals – all united and working toward a single goal. Come help us reach it!

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