BioWare: System Designer I

Location: Edmonton, Alberta CA

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Requisition Number: 155321

Position Title: Game Designer I

External Description:

Systems Designer I (Item Creation)

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.

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 looking for an creative and passionate Systems Designer I with experience in Item Creation to join our studio in either Austin or Edmonton to work on our newest IP Anthem. This is an important role in a looter-shooter like Anthem. The System Designer is responsible for creating a system of itemization that players can understand, but they are also responsible for creating interesting and compelling choices with the combat team.  They also ensure that the properties on items work in the way intended.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with a team of systems designers and design leadership through all stages of development to own and implement systems and gameplay features that improve content and functionality of the game.
  • Set and maintain the gold standard for game systems in a franchise.
  • Collaborate with other key stakeholders to identify and implement the priorities and objectives.
  • Be proactive in communicating progress and resolution of problems
  • Create documentation and prototypes for specific and exploratory game systems.

 

 

The ideal Candidate will demonstrate:

 

  • 3 + years of experience as a game designer working on AAA titles.
  • Familiar with online RPG game mechanics.
  • Comfortable collaborating with groups within art and programming 
  • Thorough understanding of scripting and programming concepts with the ability to implement.
    Excellent knowledge of RPGs, current technology and tools, design concepts and game balancing.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members from different locations and different disciplines.
  • Ability to critique the concepts of play in a group environment
  • Willingness to adapt and iterate designs.
  • A passion for gaming

 

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 locations: 

http://careers.ea.com/our-locations/austin

https://www.ea.com/careers/careers-overview/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.

EEOText: 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. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Date Opened: 2019-04-12 18:23:10.76

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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 or veteran status. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law.

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