Lead Audio Programmer

Programming · Frisco/Remote, Texas
Department Programming
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Lead Audio Programmer


The Gearbox Entertainment Company is an award-winning creator and distributor of entertainment for people around the world. Gearbox Entertainment develops and publishes products through its subsidiaries, Gearbox Software and Gearbox Publishing. Gearbox Entertainment has become widely known for successful game franchises including Brothers in Arms and Borderlands, as well as acquired properties Duke Nukem and Homeworld. Gearbox’s ambition is to entertain the world and its key driving objectives include the pursuit of happiness for our talent, partners and customers, the prioritization of entertainment and creativity and a measured respect for profitability. For more information, visit www.Gearbox.com


Gearbox Software is looking for a full-time, veteran software engineer to fill a Lead Audio Programmer role on our development team. This role will help establish Gearbox Entertainment as an industry leader in interactive audio by building new standards and tools, all while growing and managing a world-class team. Qualified applicants will meet the following requirements:


  • Provide vision for the future technical direction of audio
  • Contribute to the overall technical direction of the project by participating in architectural design sessions and code reviews
  • Collaborate with artists, designers, and other team members to prototype and implement audio features (audio-related gameplay systems, audio asset pipelines, audio effect and mix, etc.)
  • Support product performance goals by architecting and implementing systems with performance in mind
  • Directly manage Audio Programming team members and their development needs
  • Fix bugs and optimize code
  • Implement appropriate testing and debugging support



  • 7-10+ years game industry experience
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work closely with designers and programmers
  • Independent and self-motivated
  • Very strong C / C++ design and coding experience in a multithreaded codebase
  • Experience with developing and profiling on console platforms
  • Excellent math skills


Bonus Points For:

  • Experience with Unreal Engine
  • Shipped titles on multiple platforms
  • Experience with Wwise
  • Experience with audio filter design, FFT, sound synthesis and effects
  • Knowledge of acoustics
  • Knowledge of music theory


Gearbox Entertainment believes that all team members should be able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of the world we strive to entertain. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we provide fair and equal treatment to all team members and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

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  • Location
    Frisco/Remote, Texas
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience