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Audio Director

Boston, MA


At the core of Epic’s success are talented, passionate people. Epic prides itself on creating a collaborative, welcoming, and creative environment. Whether it’s building award-winning games or crafting engine technology that enables others to make visually stunning interactive experiences, we’re always innovating.

Being Epic means being a part of a team that continually strives to do right by our community and users. We’re constantly innovating to raise the bar of engine and game development.


What We Do

We raise the quality level of audio in all Epic game titles and technologies as well as engage with a world-class team to create amazing gaming experiences.

What You'll Do

As Audio Director for the Harmonix audio team at Epic Games, you’ll lead and support a world-class team to create best-in-class music and music game experiences. You’ll help drive the development of exciting music game and music creation features and future Unreal audio engine development. Help us do our best work and make the greatest music game experiences the world has ever seen!

In this role, you will

  • Lead a world-class audio team to achieve audio excellence in our interactive music and music game experiences and related technologies
  • Relentlessly drive the highest quality audio and music gameplay that Harmonix develops
  • Act as part audio lead, part game designer – music is our gameplay, and the Audio Director is essential in helping us succeed in developing compelling, culture-shifting music gameplay
  • Advocate for and assist in the development of audio features and integration for future Unreal audio engine development 
  • Collaborate with diverse teams and disciplines to create effective audio and audio engine technology for products across the studio 
  • Troubleshoot audio issues and optimize to meet memory budget and performance requirements across multiple platforms

What we're looking for

  • Excited to manage a small, powerhouse audio team and support them in doing their best and most fulfilling work, as well as managing and supporting external audio contractors 
  • Proficient in all aspects of music production: composing, arranging, recording, mixing, etc., and in a variety of genres
  • Must have shipped game titles that made a significant contribution in the music space and have at least 5 years as part of a game audio team
  • Extensive audio engineering and DAW familiarity: Reaper, Ableton, ProTools, Logic, etc. 
  • Familiarity or experience with Unreal Editor 5.x, Blueprint, and Unreal’s audio tools
  • Knowledge of music theory: understands keys, modes, scales, chords, voicings, rhythms, improvisation, etc. 
  • Able to accurately transcribe rhythms, pitches, chords/harmony 
  • Range of audio skills, including the ability to design, record, create & integrate SFX, and create music & SFX for cutscenes/video 
  • Can creatively adapt work to fit needed memory or CPU constraints and strong aesthetic judgment to make good and interesting musical/audio choices 
  • Excellent communicator & can facilitate communication and connection with other disciplines and leads (designers, programmers, artists, producers) across all of Epic Games 


Our intent is to cover all things that are medically necessary and improve the quality of life. We pay 100% of the premiums for both you and your dependents. Our coverage includes Medical, Dental, a Vision HRA, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance & a 401k with competitive match.

We also offer a robust mental well-being program through Modern Health, which provides free therapy and coaching for employees & dependents. Throughout the year we celebrate our employees with events and company-wide paid breaks. We offer unlimited PTO and sick time and recognize individuals for 7 years of employment with a paid sabbatical.

Epic Games spans across 19 countries with 55 studios and 4,500+ employees globally. For over 25 years, we’ve been making award-winning games and engine technology that empowers others to make visually stunning games and 3D content that bring environments to life like never before. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology not only provides game developers the ability to build high-fidelity, interactive experiences for PC, console, mobile, and VR, it is also a tool being embraced by content creators across a variety of industries such as media and entertainment, automotive, and architectural design. As we continue to build our Engine technology and develop remarkable games, we strive to build teams of world-class talent.

Like what you hear? Come be a part of something Epic!

Epic Games deeply values diverse teams and an inclusive work culture, and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. Learn more about our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy here.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.

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