Senior Animator - BioWare

About the job

BioWare creates games focused on rich stories, unforgettable characters and vast worlds. It operates primarily out of Edmonton (Alberta, CAN) and Austin (Texas, USA) creating some of the world's most critically acclaimed titles since 1995. The studio is currently working on future game experiences for the Mass Effect™ franchise, one of the highest rated video game series of all time, and the Dragon Age™ franchise, whose latest entry won 150+ Game of the Year awards.We are looking for an experienced Senior Animator with a focus on Cinematic Animation and Previsualization of Gameplay Systems for Third-Person Action 3C development (Character, Camera and Controls). You will collaborate with core Gameplay and Narrative leadership groups to create animations that help to establish systems which blur the lines between traditional Gameplay and Narrative experiences.The Senior Animator will report to the Animation Director


You will:

  • Create and implement cinematic animation using mocap, pcap, keyframe and in engine tools
  • Collaborate with writing, story art, character art, level design, lighting, vfx, audio, programming, and production
  • Partner with a variety of external vendors to create the highest quality animation in the industry


  • At least 4 years of related industry experience
  • You have experience in the full development cycle of AAA gaming.
  • High level of traditional animation skills and the ability to apply them to cinematic systems
  • High level of facial animation skills and experience with performance capture
  • High level of proficiency in Maya and/or MotionBuilder
  • The ability to liaison between writers, artists, designers and with external art vendors
  • Familiarity with branching dialogue and RPG interaction mechanics.
  • Passion for BioWare games, story-driven RPGs, and pen & paper games.
  • Familiarity with one or more game engine cinematic tools.


  • All applications must include a link to a demo reel/portfolio showing personal and/or professional work.

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