Senior Gameplay Designer (3C's) - BioWare

Remote Work Option:Yes
Requisition Number:164956
Date Opened:2021-03-24

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 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.

We are currently looking for a Senior Gameplay Designer to join our team!

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing, and tuning the overall game feel of the Character, Camera, and Controls.
  • Take ownership of the Camera system and control set for a Next-Gen Action RPG.
  • Work closely with the Lead Player Designer to help develop and implement the overall plan for the 3C design.
  • Work with animators, engineers, and designers to ensure responsive character movement, intuitive controls, and immersive gameplay that is dynamic and fun.
  • Take ownership of the design and implementation of core player character mechanics, controls, and camera.
  • Set up and tune the final game cameras and controls.
  • Meet with the game design team to discuss progress, tackle setbacks, find solutions, share experience, provide and implement feedback, etc.
  • Adapt to technical and production constraints & participate in finding solutions to fix buggy features.
  • Keep up to date on best practices to develop your skills and refresh your knowledge.

Skillset:

  • A highly innovative and collaborative spirit.
  • Exceptional hands-on experience with game mechanics in melee gameplay/combat or Action Game Experience.
  • Critical thinking, curiosity, resourcefulness, and plenty of flexibility.
  • A solid understanding of the market and a (fiery) passion for video games.
  • Have a well-versed understanding of game and player mechanics across multiple genres.
  • Excellent mentorship capabilities & a whole lot of empathy.
  • Knowledge of visual scripting languages used in modern game engines.
  • In-depth experience with game engines (e.g. Unity or Unreal), productivity software (word processors, spreadsheets, etc.) & familiarity with project management software (e.g. Jira).
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.
BioWare is looking to hire a Senior Gameplay Designer (3C's) - BioWare at their Austin, TX, USA location. Job contains the tags Remote, Temp, Senior, Unreal, Unity, Frostbite, HTML and Designer.
Job discovered on 6/10/2021