Edit: This story was originally uncovered and reported on by Khurram Imtiaz over at GearNuke. We apologize for any inconvenience caused!
Back in December, we reported that BioWare are indeed working on the latest instalment in the Dragon Age franchise, but that it won’t be released for a very long while. However, we finally have evidence that development on the game is somewhat underway, thanks to an article from GearNuke about a job listing on LinkedIn.
The listing, posted 4 days ago, is based in Edmonton, Canada, and is looking for a Franchise Technical Director for the Dragon Age series. It’s a job with a lot of important responsibilities. Part of the listing reads as follows:
The franchise Technical Director is the most senior engineering lead on the game team and a key member of the Dragon Age franchise leadership. Ultimately responsible for ensuring that we delight our players, they build and mentor the engineering team, build and execute the game technology plan, and define and direct the development process. They collaborate with central technology groups and other game teams to coordinate technology strategy and achieve the best results for BioWare and EA.
Some of the previous qualifications applicants have to have include proficiency with C++ and fluency in other languages such as C#, Java, and Python, the applicant needs to have a bachelor degree in Computer Science (or adequate equivalent training and professional experience), they must have shipped multiple video game titles, and have working knowledge in two or more domains (e.g. AI, Rendering, Animation) of a game.
The applicant will also have to be willing to relocate to Edmonton but, on the bright side, BioWare do offer bonuses such as ‘comprehensive health and benefit packages’ and ‘tuition reimbursement’.
If you’re still interested in working for BioWare but Franchise Technical Director doesn’t seem like the job for you, BioWare are also searching for a Lead Graphics Programmer and a Lead Technical UX Designer.
While you’re here, why not check out our article on what we’re hoping to see in Dragon Age 4?