BioWare: Technical Audio Artist

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Requisition Number: 158626

Position Title: Sr Audio Artist I

External Description:

At BioWare, our mission is to create worlds of adventure, conflict, and companionship that inspire you to become the hero of your story. Our teams drive innovation using cutting-edge tech and tools such as the Frostbite engine and collaborate with thousands of world-class developers across EA’s network of studios. We are passionate about games and their potential as a creative medium to reach and inspire people through emotion, artistry, and engaging storytelling. If you share this passion, this is an amazing opportunity to help shape the next generation of gaming.

BioWare is seeking an experienced Technical Audio Artist who can make an immediate contribution to all aspects of audio development within the BioWare audio team. The successful candidate must be able to own the technical audio vision of specific project(s), with the goal of creating an audio experience that is unique and of the highest quality. This individual should have creative experience in audio design and production, a proficiency in systems design and implementation, and the ability to mentor junior staff to success.

Key Responsibilities
• Understanding and supporting the audio direction by prototyping and designing systems focused on quality, consistency, and efficiency through function.
• Ownership of current and future audio systems with an aim on project convergence.
• Defining and enforcing audio systems documentation and best practices.
• Driving training and support of other team members with regards to systems implementation.
• Collaborating with technical partners in other departments to champion audio in design philosophies and workflows.
• Maintaining technical requirements for audio performance and memory management while sharing findings with the wider audio team.
• Representing BioWare Audio within the audio community at EA and Frostbite.
• Providing excellent sound design of game content, as may be required to prove out a concept or to assist the team.

Required Skills and Experience
• Minimum 5 years of game design and or game audio experience
• Excellent communication skills, written and oral with the ability to be self-reliant and organized
• Solid experience using game audio development tools, technology and pipelines.
• Strong technical aptitude and understanding of logic-based systems.
• Robust understanding and working knowledge of node based visual scripting tools. (Unreal Blueprints, Pure Data, Max MSP, etc)
• Expertise with modern audio creation equipment, software and recording techniques, with a high level of proficiency in at least one DAW.
• Understanding of Python (or other) scripting languages. Proficiency is a plus.
• Strong understanding of audio concepts, industry standards, and what good looks like.
• Outstanding sound design and listening skills.
• Actively seeks out and acts upon feedback for audio tools, processes, and presentation.

What’s in it for you? Glad you asked!

The opportunity to work and learn from a world-class games studio making world-class games. We are a culture that thrives off creativity and individuality. At EA, we live the “work hard/play hard” credo every day.

More about our location: http://careers.ea.com/our-locations/edmonton

Katie Bieber: kbieber@ea.com

EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

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Date Opened: 2019-11-19 23:55:47.197

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