I was approached by the HR and Recruitment team regarding a brand new audio programming role here. They told me about an interesting new multi-player game and I was excited! After knowing more about the role and meeting the team during the interview process – I couldn’t wait to start my journey here!
What does your role entail?
I write code in our game engine and other tools related to audio. I collaborate with other audio programmers and audio designers in the Creative Arts team at PlayStation Studios, along with other departments in our team. The aim is to help make the game sound awesome.
What do you find most exciting about your work here?
I get to work with amazingly talented people on what I’m passionate about, using the best technology available. I enjoy working on different aspects related to audio programming which enables me to learn new concepts whilst giving me the flexibility to implement some of my own ideas. It is exciting to know that I am contributing to a project that will turn into a great game!
What has your career path looked like over the years?
I studied computer science for my bachelor’s degree and minored in music. After my undergrad I briefly worked across multiple disciplines such as sales, mobile app development, TV broadcasting etc. However, I wanted to pursue my passion in both programming and everything related to audio/music, so I did my master’s degree in Sound and Music Computing here in London. I then came across the audio programming role in the gaming industry, which is perfect as it includes everything I enjoy – and here I am!
Do you have any career advice or top tips for people that would love to work in your role?
First and foremost, if you’re passionate about a specific area don’t be afraid of taking risks and being brave in pursuing your passion where possible. It is never too late to change careers, and there are loads of free resources and organisations out there that provide support in learning.
Dedicate some free time to do some learning, stay up to date with the latest technology and news in the gaming industry, and work on projects that interest you. Having a portfolio, CV and a strong cover letter is very crucial in the application process.
I encourage attending job fairs, talks and meet-ups where you could learn about various companies and development concepts. At the same time, you get to socialise and build connections.
If you could describe London Studio in a few words, what would they be?
Friendly, talented and creative people, who bring their unique and authentic selves into their work.