BioWare

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Founded: 1995

Website: http://www.bioware.com/

Soon after graduating as medical doctors, Ray Muzyka, Greg Zeschuk, and Augustine Yip founded BioWare as a game development studio in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In 2008, Electronic Arts acquired the company.


Notable Products

  • Dragon Age series
  • Mass Effect series
  • Warhammer Online
  • Dark Age of Camelot
  • Ultimate Online
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic

What to Expect

BioWare is responsible for numerous critically acclaimed PC and console role-playing games on the market, including Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire, Mass Effect, and Dragon Age. BioWare is also the creator of several game engines, including Infinity, Aurora, Odyssey, and Eclipse engines. Headquartered in Alberta, Canada, BioWare also operates studios in Montreal and Galway, Ireland. Within the United States, additional studios are located in Texas, California, and Virginia. The company accepts qualified international applicants to all facilities.

Employment opportunities are available in a variety of development areas, including animation, art, design, programming, and production. Additional roles include those within quality assurance (game testing), analytics, network operation, marketing, finance, and human resources. Most quality assurance positions are on a temporary/contract basis and available to local candidates only; telecommuting is not an option. For all other roles, regular, full-time employment is offered.

Within each development field, specific portfolio requirements exist to fulfill the application process. Candidates that provide a link to a personal website for portfolio review via a URL are given preference in the application process. Portfolios or demo reels submitted via standard mail or email are accepted but discouraged. Those interested in reviewing vacant positions may find information on BioWare’s official website, or by visiting the career section of the Electronic Arts website. All resumes and cover letters must be submitted through the official employment portal systems available online. BioWare does accept applications for positions not currently listed as vacant. Experienced developers interested in careers within the studio are encouraged to submit a portfolio, even if their desired job is not listed.

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