Lead Animator

Category: Animator
Company: BioWare
Location: Edmonton (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

BioWare 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 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. 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.

 

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 three 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.

 

Animation, technical and cinematic skill will be an asset for this position, but most of all you will have a passion and drive for creating work that pushes the boundaries of current game design!

 

The successful applicant must:

 

•             Have 5 years minimum hands on experience in the Video Game industry with an understanding of Real-Time Animation issues.  Previous “AAA” experience as a Lead Animator is a definite plus.

•             Ability to interpret and execute the Art Director’s vision and communicate that to the rest of the team; maintaining the vision of the project.

•             Work collaboratively with the Technical Art, Character Art and Gameplay Design and Cinematic Teams.

•             Have a great understanding and ability to animate dynamic characters and creatures.

•             Initiate critique of the animation work for the project.

•             Become the project’s point of contact for animation with respects to aesthetics and technical knowledge.

•             Understand Animation work flows with the ability to modify and improve them.

•             Test and proactively troubleshoot areas that are not working in the game and help fix them.

•             Be forward thinking and anticipate the needs of your animation team.

•             Be meticulous and organized in the approach to the tasks, files and storage, and help your team to be the same.

•             Be enthusiastic and expect to take on challenges.

 

 

BioWare’s vision is to create, deliver, and evolve the most emotionally engaging games in the world.

 

 

Created on the 07-05-2013
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