Electronic Arts, Inc BioWare Edmonton: Senior Gameplay Designer in Edmonton, Alberta

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

BioWare develops high-quality console, PC, and online role-playing games focused on rich stories, unforgettable characters, and vast worlds to discover. Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world's most critically acclaimed titles, including Baldur's Gate™, Neverwinter Nights™, Star Wars ™: Knights of the Old Republic™, Jade Empire™, Mass Effect™, and Dragon Age™. BioWare operates in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), Montreal (Quebec, Canada), and Austin (Texas, United States). In 2008, BioWare was acquired by Electronic Arts, a leading global interactive entertainment publisher.

Currently announced projects at BioWare include the ongoing support of the Mass Effect franchise, one of the highest rated video game series of all time, Dragon Age: Inquisition, the latest entry in the Dragon Age franchise, and Star Wars ™: The Old Republic™, a story-driven massively multiplayer online game.

As a Senior Gameplay Designer you will:

  • Work with a team of gameplay designers and design leadership through all stages of development to own and implement large systems and gameplay features that improve content and functionality of the game.

  • Set and maintain the gold standard for combat and movement for an action game.

  • Set the gold standard for controller input and camera movement and by constantly tuning and proactively chasing down tasks needed for improvement.

  • Tune and maintain game systems that involve physical impact reactions against characters using AI driven behaviors.

  • Collaborate with other key stakeholders to identify and implement the priorities and objectives.

  • Be proactive in communicating progress and resolution of problems

  • Create documentation and prototypes for specific and exploratory game systems.

    The next great BioWare Senior Gameplay Designer also needs:

  • 5 + years of experience as a game designer working on AAA titles.

  • Familiar with real-time action-RPG mechanics, experience with constructing and refining melee & ranged combat actors & movesets.

  • Comfortable collaborating with groups within animation and programming

  • Thorough understanding of scripting and programming concepts with the ability to implement.Excellent knowledge of RPGs, current technology and tools, design concepts and game balancing.

  • Leadership experience preferred, such as with feature-based or department-based teams

  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members from different locations and different disciplines.

  • Ability to critique the concepts of play in a group environment

  • Willingness to adapt and iterate designs.

  • A passion for gaming


We are proud of the great perks we offer like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, pension with company match and, of course, free video games. And since we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games, we offer competitive compensation packages and a culture that thrives off of creativity and individuality. Health, Dental, Financial offered (ESPP and RRSP matching); Bonus and relocation assistance also offered.

More about our location: http://careers.ea.com/our-locations/edmonton

Contact me: Josca Remerie, Recruiter - jremerie@bioware.com