Audio Engineering Intern
Hearthstone Irvine, California

2020 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

SOFTWARE ENGINEER INTERN, AUDIO ENGINEERING

Greetings, students! We’re geared up here to offer another round of epic internship experiences in 2020. The internship program offers the opportunity to pause your studies for one summer and work side-by-side with Blizzard Entertainment employees in your area of interest, doing real work that oftentimes ends up in production. As such, we hold you to the same high standards as anybody else in the company.

Just like our gameplay experiences, Blizzard internships are a fully immersive experience. We want interns who are enthusiastic about what they want to do for a living and excited to come in every day to learn and contribute in this hyper-creative atmosphere. Being fully engaged with our team also means communicating effectively and maintaining an open mind - one that is receptive to feedback and able to adapt and grow. Your hobbies and interests can also play in your favor. Passion for technology, gaming, game development, and an in-depth knowledge of Blizzard games, products, and services will always be a plus with us, regardless of the position you’re applying for. Be passionate about who you are, be into our industry, and be willing to go all-in and embrace this opportunity to the fullest!

QUEST OBJECTIVES

Blizzard Entertainment strives to deliver truly epic entertainment to our players. Powerful audio technology is required to achieve excellent audio design.  The Hearthstone team is looking for a highly talented Audio/Sound engineer to join our ranks as we level up.  The ideal student has a long-standing passion for Hearthstone and gaming, a strong passion for game audio, exceptional people skills, and proven game engine or audio programming experience.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university
  • Returning for at least one more semester or quarter following the summer 2020 internship
  • Able to work fulltime hours for 11 – 12 weeks at the Blizzard office indicated in this job posting between May 2020 – August 2020 or June 2020 – September 2020 (group dates depend on when you get out of school)
  • Authorized to work in the US

LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Passion for audio technology, gaming, and game development
  • Passion for and in-depth knowledge of Blizzard games, products, and services
  • Understanding of game audio features and workflow and needs of sound designers
  • Experience developing and debugging in C/C++ and scripting languages
  • Strong background of game audio features, audio middleware, and audio processing
  • Understanding of data structures and algorithms

RECOMMENDED TALENTS

  • Majoring in computer science or a related field (e.g. computer engineering)
  • Understanding of audio DSP, filters, FFT , plugin design
  • Understanding of digital audio content and creation tools (e.g. DAW, Wwise, FMOD Studio)
  • Experience working with a game content creator (e.g. Unity or Unreal)

QUEST ITEMS

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to champion an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences...ever. Join us!

Please submit your application no later than December 2, 2019.

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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