Senior Technical Designer - BioWare

Location: Austin, Texas, United States

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Requisition Number: 165981

Position Title: Sr Game Designer

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 inspire creativity using tech and tools such as the Frostbite engine and work with thousands of 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.

Responsibilities 

  • You will:
  • Oversee multiple features, workflows and standards of a major area of our game.
  • Manage documentation, example content, and training materials for our design teams with a focus on player experience.
  • Demonstrate technical mastery of design pipelines and content in a major area of our game.
  • Develop high-quality content experiences and workflows for our design teams.
  • Communicate technical constraints to our design team and ensure best practices are observed.
  • Mentor and educate junior design team members in scripting, editor workflows.
  • Work with all other departments in design features with a focus on support with multiple programming departments.
  • Audit the design teams work at regular intervals.
  • Organize production with scheduling and the assignment of tasks to the technical design team.
  • Work with external partners to identify and integrate possible technologies into our workflows.
  • Foster a positive team culture by building agreement and using collaborative approaches to conflict resolution.
  • You will report to the Lead Technical Designer.

Qualifications

  • At least 1 major game or 5 years of experience as a Technical Designer.
  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of design principles and the workflows needed to achieve them.
  • Experience working with logic structures with a focus on reuse and modularity.
  • Experience working with visual scripting languages such as Unreal Blueprint or FrostEd Schematics.
  • A working knowledge of standard industry game engines, design toolsets and production pipelines.
  • Experience with action and RPG gameplay mechanics.
  • Experience and focus working in at least one of the following areas of content development:
  • Content streaming or optimization for packaging/bundling content.
  • Content creation pipelines and modularity.
  • Enemy behaviors.
  • Player mechanics such as interactions, animations, and spawning.
  • Scripting languages such as Python.
  • Complex systems/relationships between the player and the level environment.
  • Creative and can come up with interesting and original ideas.
  • and ability to bring vision and direction to the broader team.
  • Critical thinking and logic skills.

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Company Profile:

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: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts 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. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. 

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 

Electronic Arts 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. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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