Sound Designer – Cloud Imperium Games – Manchester

Cloud Imperium Games

Company Description

We are looking for a talented Sound Designer to join the Cloud Imperium Games audio team. As part of the team you will record, design and implement audio for our Star Citizen and Squadron 42 projects in a cooperative and cross disciplinary environment.

You’ll get the chance to create and implement AAA quality audio assets using a wide range of sound design methods and techniques. Proven games-experience and proficiency in Wwise is important as we work with this everyday and a robust skill set in both creative sound design and technical implementation, with a focus on creative sound design.

Founded in 2012, Cloud Imperium Games creates cutting-edge videogames that defy expectations. We’re currently developing Star Citizen, a record-breaking multiplayer online space sim, and Squadron 42, a cinematic single-player adventure set in the same universe. Join us as we break boundaries and make videogame history.

For more information about life at Cloud Imperium Games, check this out –

What do our Sound Designers do?

  • Create and implement AAA quality audio assets using a wide range of sound design methods and techniques.
  • Own and drive improvements in targeted areas of audio in the project.
  • Assist in mentoring more junior members on the team.

What would we expect from our Sound Designers?

  • Proficient knowledge of audio middleware tools and game engines such as Audiokinetic’s Wwise and Amazon Lumberyard etc.
  • Proficient with modern day audio software tools (Reaper, Izotope RX, Plugins).
  • Clear and demonstrable skills in creative audio asset design and implementation.
  • A good knowledge of field and studio recording e.g. SFX, Foley, Dialogue etc.
  • A show-reel of relevant game-centric audio work.

Demo Reel

We are unable to assess candidates who do not submit a demo reel, and please note this is not a music composer position.

Please provide an up to date and relevant sound design demo reel displaying your creative and technical sound design skills e.g. linear sound design (sound design for a trailer, animation, gameplay capture) and game audio implementation (design and implement audio into any of the free game engines (Unity, UE4, CryEngine).

Diversity Statement

CIG is a global company, staunchly committed to cultivating a culture and workplace that celebrates all backgrounds, lifestyles, and perspectives. Together, we are creating a space where authentic recognition, appreciation, and understanding of the importance of diversity is fostered by everyone. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strive to build a team that represents all walks of life, and we want every employee to bring all the things that make them unique to the work environment. The universe is as vast and varied as the people in it, and it’s our differences that make it special.

Covid-19 Hiring Update

During the pandemic we transitioned to a temporary work-from-home model. We are now working through a gradual return to office plan as improvements of the COVID-19 situation will allow. We’re continuing to interview and hire during this time and while Cloud Imperium is overall an in-office operating company, some roles will start out remotely and others will be in-office from day one of employment. As a general policy, we have a Flexitime policy arrangement that allows for some remote working if and when it meets the needs of the role and the company. The details can be discussed during the interview stage. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you. Also, we follow mask requirements as they keep being updated per local regulations when in studio and we’re also requiring full vaccination in order to work in studio.

Fraud Statement

We are aware of people receiving job offers that fraudulently allege to be from CIG. These types of fraud can be carried out through false websites, fake email addresses claiming to be from our company, or social media. We do not ask for your personal info like bank account numbers, identification numbers, etc through social media or chat-based apps, nor do we request or send money for the purchase of business equipment.

If you suspect fraud, please report it to your local authorities, as well as reaching out to us at info[@] with any information you may have.


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