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Intrepid Studios

San Diego, California - United States
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Audio Programmer


Intrepid Studios is looking for a passionate and talented Audio Programmer, interested in creating brand new worlds with a brand new IP. As an Audio Programmer, you’ll work closely with the Audio Lead and Sound Designers to design, prototype, and implement new audio features


  • Implement runtime audio systems and features as well as related workflows
  • Partner with design, engineering, and audio team members to implement and improve audio tools that meet the project’s needs
  • Actively contribute to cross-team audio tools and runtime development to help push the limits of what is possible in game audio
  • Author documentation and communicate best practices and technical constraints of the audio systems and tools to engineering and content creation team members
  • Adhere to team coding standards and best practices
  • Tackle additional general programming tasks as needed


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 5+ years professional programming experience
  • Strong math skills with a demonstrable emphasis on 3D math
  • Strong C / C++ design and coding experience in a multithreaded codebase
  • Commitment to code quality, documentation, and testing procedures
  • Highly attentive to detail
  • Strong debugging skills
  • Knowledge of audio-specific terminology and technology
  • Passion for game audio and tools development with a client-centric attitude
  • Knowledge of audio signal processing - mixing, sample rates, data compression, filters, reverbs, 3D positional audio, etc.
  • Strong communication skills, both spoken and written
  • Able and motivated to work with other team members
  • Enthusiasm and initiative
  •  Experience with audio middleware solutions such as Wwise, FMOD, etc.
  • Experience with DSP and 3D audio programming
  • Experience with audio filter design, FFT, sound synthesis and effects
  • Knowledge of acoustics


  • Experience with multiplayer games
  • Knowledge of DAW applications (e.g., Pro Tools, Reaper, Logic, Nuendo, etc) 
  • Passion for playing and developing exceptional games

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid
    • What games you are currently playing

Interview Overview:

Below you'll find an outline of the interview plan for this role. Please note that while this is what we expect the process to look like; we may ask you for supplemental information or require an additional step before making a final decision.

  • 30 min interview with a member of our Talent Team
  • 30 min interview with the hiring manager
  • Test
  • Panel interviews with several members of the hiring team
  • Final interview with the executive team
  • References calls & a background check

The Legal Bits:

We offer competitive pay based on market standards plus a significant annual bonus structure. The base salary for this role is between $98,000 - $137,200, depending on skills and experience. Individual compensation decisions are based on a number of factors, including experience level, skillset, and balancing internal equity relative to peers at the company. We expect the majority of the candidates who are offered roles at our company to fall throughout the range based on these factors.

We encourage individuals from all backgrounds, including race, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, to apply for positions. We are an equal opportunity employer and we're committed to a fair and consistent interview process and employer experience.

About Us:

Founded in 2015, Intrepid Studios is the independent developer and publisher of the upcoming and Most Anticipated MMORPG, Ashes of Creation. Based in beautiful Southern California, Intrepid has assembled a veteran AAA team of tremendous talent and experience in the MMORPG industry. The gaming industry can be a turbulent storm of hiring cycles and layoffs. We’ve set out to do something different, to break this cycle and create an independent studio capable of withstanding the chaos of this industry. We’ve brought on-board a team of professionals that hold a diverse set of skills, and who all share a singular goal: making fun games. The studio is designed to be an open place for collaboration and communication, a place that is conducive to team building and success. Our goal is to build a family that will laugh together, play together, succeed together, and stay together.

All posted positions are full-time with generous medical benefit options covered 100% by employer for employees and dependents plus paid vacation & sick days, and 401k with matching.

We're proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Intrepid Studios will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Applicants of all ages, identities, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Intrepid Studios will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

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