Web Developer

Category: Web Developer
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.


Position Overview:

Candidates are expected to have a software engineering background and proven full stack web development experience. We primarily focus on the PHP backend tier and the Javascript/CSS frontend. This position is primarily focused on the development/support of our Web properties for our Online sites both shared and game team specific.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Apply your knowledge of web technologies and design to create dynamic and highly interactive web features for millions of users worldwide.
  • Work closely with producers and designers to brainstorm, prototype and refine features.
  • Respond to user feedback by continuously updating web features to address user issues and enhance user experience.


Required Technical Skills and Experience:

  • B.Sc. in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent training and professional experience.
  • A minimum of 2 years industry technical experience working on consumer facing Web sites.
  • Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS and javascript.
  • Working knowledge of PHP. Experience in some of the PHP frameworks is desirable
  • Knowledge of HTTP, REST, HTML5 and CSS3 are expected
  • Basic knowledge of security
  • Knowledge of source code management: CVS, Subversion, Git and/or Perforce.
  • Experience with mobile web platform
  • Experience in Adobe Photoshop
  • Experience in JQuery javascript framework


Performance Competencies (Non Technical Skills):

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent detail-oriented, problem solving skills.
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new concepts, principles and solutions.
  • Dependability and commitment to projects/tasks.


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


Candidates must have the legal right to work in Canada at the time of application, no assistance will be provided by EA.

Created on the 07-05-2013
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