BioWare Recruiting Senior Animator
The BioWare Label is a division of EA which crafts high quality multiplatform role-playing, MMO and strategy games, focused on emotionally engaging, rich stories with unforgettable characters and vast worlds to discover. Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world’s most critically acclaimed titles and franchises, including Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire, Mass Effect and Dragon Age. BioWare currently operates in eight locations across the world, including Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), Montreal (Quebec, Canada) and Austin (Texas).
BioWare’s games have continually achieved critical and commercial success. All of our published titles are highly rated at www.gamerankings.com; in fact we have 6 games in the top 1% highest rated games of all time! Today BioWare has over 800 staff at its locations and continues to grow. In 2008, BioWare was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher. In 2011 EA created the BioWare Label, alongside EA Games, EA SPORTS and EA Play. For more information on BioWare, visit www.bioware.com, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bioware. To join the millions of fans already registered with the BioWare community, go to http://social.bioware.com.
As a Senior Animator for our BioWare Edmonton studio, this role will influence the next generation of world class narrative driven games.
What does BioWare look for?
5+ years’ experience within the gaming industry.
Exceptional skill required in the animation of bipedal / creature / organic and hard surface forms. Candidate should have good practical knowledge of technical animation tasks: rigging / skinning. Illustration and modeling experience is a plus but not required.
An ability to convey mood, emotion, motivation and personality through animation as demonstrated in a portfolio.
Interact and collaborate with the different departments (Design, Art, Programming, Writing, etc.) Excellent problem solving skills. Candidate must be able to quickly identify issues and resolve them.
Fluency with Maya, MotionBuilder and Photoshop. Experience with animation state flow systems desired.
Classical Animation background, Degree in Fine Arts or Computer Animation or equivalent professional experience.
A thorough understanding of the key aspects of game development including detailed knowledge of concept, pre-production, production and post-production phases.
Apply here:- http://www.bioware.com/en/
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