Audio Software Engineer

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Valve is looking for an audio software engineer to push the boundaries of audio tools and technologies for video games and VR. You can work on extending our spatial audio technology, Steam Audio, and make a lasting impact on the game and VR audio development processes and broaden the range of audio experiences that developers can deliver. You can also work with one of our game teams to engineer audio tools that empower creative storytelling techniques and deliver enjoyable experiences to millions of customers around the world. You'll collaborate with a team of broadly-skilled peers to make audio a powerful element in all current and future Valve products.

  • Developing new spatial audio technologies as part of the Steam Audio team
  • Regularly shipping Steam Audio updates to thousands of developers and understanding the needs of its developer community
  • Developing audio technologies as part of one of Valve's game development teams
  • Driving the design and iteration of new audio features in our game through internal and external feedback
  • Creating measurable success while being self-directed and prioritizing your own workload
  • A Bachelor's Degree in computer science or audio engineering (or equivalent)
  • 5+ years of professional software development skills
  • Strong software engineering skills
  • Strong understanding of advanced mathematical concepts and digital signal processing
  • Cross-platform experience including Windows, Linux, and macOS
  • Experience working with audio middleware and game engines a plus

This is a senior role, requiring prior industry experience. Unfortunately, we do not currently have openings for recent graduates.

What We Offer
  • An organization where 100% of time is dedicated as groups see fit
  • The opportunity to collaborate with experts across a range of disciplines
  • A work environment and flexible schedule in support of families and domestic partnerships
  • A culture eager to become stronger through diversity of all forms
  • Exceptional health insurance coverage
  • Unrivaled employer match for our 401(k) retirement plan
  • Generous vacation and family leave
  • On-site amenities in support of health and efficiency
  • Fertility and adoption assistance
  • Reimbursement for child care during interviews

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