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Technical Specialist, Interaction Sound Design

The World's Largest Social Network

Full time

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Location:
Menlo Park, CA
Expected Pay Rate:
$42.00 - $46.00 per hour
Schedule:
Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week
Assignment Length:
6 month contract
Job Description

HireArt is helping the world's largest social network find a Technical Specialist, Interaction Sound Design to support the team responsible for creating and maintaining the sonic voices for its products. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years experience in creative production in software development and a background supporting complex audio systems.

As Technical Specialist, Interaction Sound Design, you will: 

  • Support teams in the development of complex audio systems in mobile, desktop, and first-party hardware environments.
  • Assist in the preparation, delivery, and implementation of sonic experiences.
  • Support ongoing operations and QA initiatives while participating in ad hoc and scheduled testing cycles.
  • Work with QA to investigate, triage, escalate, and follow up on issues reported with internal bug tracking system.
  • Establish and maintain technical best practices, including support documentation.
  • Contribute creatively and technically to define best-in-class audio experiences.
  • Execute in a fast-paced and highly fluid environment.
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3+ years professional experience in creative production in software development, with an emphasis on audio and audio integration
  • History supporting the needs of complex audio systems and production pipelines
  • Experience testing and maintaining sonic experiences
  • Familiarity with QA, bug tracking, and triage processes
  • Knowledge of both iOS and Android operating systems
  • Solid understanding of DSP, audio synthesis, and digital audio concepts and formats
  • Experience with program and task management tools
  • Proficiency in digital audio workstations (Pro Tools preferred)
  • Practical experience using Microsoft office tools such as Excel and Word
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Experience with sound tools and/or implementation of AR/VR audio design across first party and third party engines (Unity, WWise, Spark AR, or Audio middleware)
  • Familiarity with Android layer scripts and source code control systems
  • Familiarity of programming languages (Javascript or Python)

Commitment: This is a full-time (40 hours per week), 6-month contract position through HireArt and based in Menlo Park, CA. 

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