Electronic Arts, makers of some of the most popular video games on the planet, has recently announced a new round of hiring to boost their employment in the Austin area. EA Sports, the division that created Madden NFL Football and Tiger Woods Golf, is expanding in Austin and plans to hire 300 employees in the near future.
EA’s Bioware software division already employs roughly 450 people in Austin. The new expansion will bring the EA Sports division here as well. Famous for their tag line “EA Sports…It’s in the game,” the company will tap into Austin’s hip, tech-savvy culture as well as the Computer Science department at the University of Texas. EA already offers internships to students in the program and will continue to partner with the school to create the best prepared resources possible.
According to a story in the The Daily Texan, EA’s future expansion plans may allow them to seek incentives from the Texas Film Commission and the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program.
To read the article from The Daily Texan, click here.
The Bioware website lists their gaming products, including Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and Star Wars – The Old Republic. They are most famous for creating MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) games that have changed online gaming forever. Their website lists dozens of job opportunities including positions in the Art, Design, Production, and Programming departments, as well as Customer Service, Marketing, Human Resources, and Quality Assurance.
To see the job listings currently available in Austin, please click here.