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Intrepid Studios

San Diego, California - United States
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Senior Sound Designer


Intrepid Studios is looking for a passionate and talented Senior Sound Designer, interested in creating brand new worlds with a brand new IP. As a Senior Sound Designer, you’ll be working closely with the sound designers, game producers, and designers to bring their characters, creatures, and environments to life!  *This is not a music composition role


  • Collaborate with various teams to build magical abilities, creatures, UI, VO and environmental audio that compliment and meld seamlessly with gameplay
  • Record and create original content while using a combination of commercial and proprietary game tools to integrate their work into the final product
  • Ensure that phenomenal concepts make the transition from the microphone to the game on the shelves
  • Contribute to all aspects of sound design, implementation and post-production


  • Experience in recording, editing, crafting/designing outstanding sound assets for video games including magical spells, creatures, foley, voice over and environmental audio
  • Experience with live recording sessions, both in the studio and in the field
  • Experience designing and conforming sound-to-picture
  • Experience working with both commercial and proprietary audio, and implementation tools on multiple platforms and workstations
  • Experience implementing game audio via Audiokinetic Wwise
  • Fluent in DAW of choice (e.g. Reaper, Pro Tools, Nuendo, etc.)
  • Knowledge of audio signal processing, mixing, compression, filters, reverbs etc, specifically related to game sounds and voiceover
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets, Google Suite and JIRA
  • Excellent organization and communication skills


  • Previous experience with version control software (Perforce, etc)
  • Experience with multiplayer games

Required Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Demo Reel
  • 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 $85,000 - $136,000, 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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