Dialogue Designer

Cambridge /
Audio – Dialogue /
Permanent
Frontier is an established, market leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles. Founded in 1994, we are based in the world-leading technology cluster and historic city of Cambridge, England. With a growing team of over 700 talented people, we are passionate about creating innovative genre-leading games and authentic worlds for our communities of players.  
 
We have achieved serial successes across a wide variety of titles including Elite DangerousPlanet CoasterJurassic World Evolution and Planet Zoo. We are continuing to grow our team to support our existing portfolio and an exciting and ambitious future roadmap, which includes the development of both own-IP titles and licensed-IP titles. Our IP-license partners include Universal (Jurassic World), Formula 1 and Games Workshop (Warhammer).We are also growing our team to continue the expansion of Frontier Foundry, our publishing label for games developed by carefully selected partner studios. 
 
We have a modern spacious studio located on the Cambridge Science Park in the heart of the Cambridge tech hub. For those who wish to relocate to the Cambridge area and work either entirely in the studio or flexibly between the studio and home, we can provide generous financial and practical support to facilitate your move. We are also able to offer remote working for those who would prefer to work almost exclusively from home or who are unable to relocate. We can discuss your preferences with you during the recruitment process.   

We are looking for an exceptional and talented Dialogue Designer to join our growing Audio team in Cambridge, UK.

Responsibilities

    • Reports directly to the Dialogue Manager on the organisational hierarchy.
    • Collaboration and involvement with project audio, game design, narrative and production teams.
    • Raising the bar for creating sonically rich, high-quality game dialogue.
    • Working with the Dialogue Manager and Senior Dialogue Designer to ensure quality control and stylistic consistency for spoken dialogue throughout each title.
    • Working alongside narrative stakeholders in casting voice actors, organising character briefs and providing sample scripts.
    • Identifying opportunities to create or shape existing systems to facilitate the effective and efficient implementation of dialogue, undertaking design responsibilities as required.
    • Liaising with the Localisation team to support the successful and efficient localisation of dialogue content, including ensuring the appropriate casting, mastering and engineering of localised files to match final original dialogue production as required on a per-project basis.
    • Collaborating with internal Tools teams and programmers to develop the necessary tools and optimisations for the dialogue/localisation pipeline.

About you

    • Have experience recording voice actors as well as working with voice directors and recording engineers for voice content within a visual medium.
    • Experienced with all phases of dialogue production and post-production, including studio recording, location recording, editing and mastering.
    • Professional proficiency using audio tools like Reaper, Izotope RX, etc.
    • Knowledge of signal processing tools such as compressors, limiters, equalisers, etc.
    • Proven experience implementing interactive dialogue in game engines and middleware, such as Unreal and Wwise.
    • Any experience directing actors is considered to be a plus, but is not necessary for this role. 
What we can offer you
We offer the chance to work with talented and passionate people, developing and publishing sophisticated and enduring games in a creative and collaborative environment. We love what we do, and we work hard to provide outstanding experiences for our player communities. Frontier rewards this passion and determination by sharing in the company’s success and by supporting our teams to keep doing what they love.

Well-being is a big focus at Frontier and we are continually evolving how we can support our staff. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and host a range of well-being activities, initiatives and sessions to support both mental and physical health.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, pension, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house subsidised catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, and social events.

We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.