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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.

The Technical Animator will report to the Technical Art Director

This is a temporary contract role


You will:

  • Lead communication efforts related to assigned features - Examples include runtime systems, physics/ragdoll, and facial animation R&D and implementation

  • Ramp up on existing animation systems, tools, and pipelines to provide support and debugging

  • Support and debug procedural animation systems such as facial animation, destruction, cloth, and hair

  • Collaborate with design, character art, animation and outsourcing teams, with an eye toward overall character fidelity.


  • 3+ years of technical animation experience

  • Experience in rigging and skinning assets

  • Proficient with standard industry tools such as Autodesk Maya

  • Experience identifying issues and resolving them quickly while exercising your decision-making capabilities

  • Experience testing your own work and reviewing with attention to detail

  • Experience in collaborating with multiple groups across departments

  • Dependable and demonstrates commitment to tasks and the project

  • An understanding of animation principles and anatomy

About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

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. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.