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Audio Programmer

Avalanche Studios Group is hiring an Audio Programmer for our central technology organization. Central Tech is our core technology team and we innovate in areas that push the boundaries for what open-world sandbox gaming means as well as improve, optimize and support our existing core technology. As an Audio Programmer, you will get the opportunity to continue developing and contributing with new innovations to our already ambitious audio technology.
Sounds like fun to you? Do you feel you have the skills for this? Then we would love to hear from you!
The Position
As an Audio Programmer, you will be responsible for designing, developing, optimizing and maintaining the audio code in our Apex engine. This will involve using our in-house sound development tools as well as a middleware API and our C++ game engine code. You will work closely with the runtime programmers, game teams and sound designers to raise the bar for our great open-world games and you will be instrumental in our efforts to innovate within the area of sound in an open world.  A lot of potential to make organic setups and freedom to drive your work forward.

  • Support and contribute to proactive planning for the direction of audio in the Apex engine to raise the overall quality and performance of our games
  • Maintain and improve the integration of Wwise in the Apex engine 
  • Continue to innovate, optimize and maintain the acoustics part of audio tech
  • Maintain and find areas for improvements of how we work with audio in our open-world engine.
  • Continue to innovate, optimize and maintain the integration of audio with physics and Havok in particular.


  • Proficient level of C/C++
  • Experience in sound and/or game system development
  • A strong passion for sound and games

Bonus skills

  • Prior experience as a sound programmer on at least one shipped title on current-gen consoles
  • Experience working with Wwise/FMOD or other sound middleware
  • Experience working with acoustics and spatial audio in other engines
  • Experience working with in-house engines
  • Experience working with DSP programming for Wwise in particular
  • Integration of audio with physics and Havok in particular
  • Python scripting

The Liverpool location
Our United Kingdom location is in Liverpool, a maritime city with a diverse blend of cultures and a plethora of museums, restaurants, pubs, nightlife, as well as a booming gaming scene. Liverpool’s storied history as a port city is ever-present, and within just an hour you’ll find wide sandy beaches, Chester Zoo, Martin Mere Nature Reserve, and the Southport Pleasureland amusement park. It’s a great city to visit and a perfect place to live.
Our values
At Avalanche Studios Group, we create worlds beyond limits. But that’s not exclusive to our games, so we’re committed to developing a diverse and inclusive workplace. All Avalanchers have a shared responsibility to create an open work environment where everyone is treated equally and respectfully. Being part of our world is not contingent on your heritage, your gender, or sexual orientation. It’s all about your passion and creativity.
How to apply
To apply for this position, please register below and provide your CV in English. We review applications continuously. All further studio-related information is provided under a non-disclosure agreement.

Audio Programmer

Liverpool, UK
Full time

Published on 26 Mar 2024

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