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Associate Technical Director - Engineering Services

Electronic Arts

Remote / Virtual 07-29-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
We exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together accomplished people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow our employees to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers.

Join us in driving the next revolution in games.

The Challenge Ahead

I'm The Engineering Services team drives tools, innovation and development to deliver the leading entertainment products and eco systems that are expected from EA, while improving the quality of life for every content creator and tester within our teams.

As an engineering leader, you need to conduct value analysis, achieve agreement with the parties and work directly with partners to improve and influence our development processes. You will report to the Group Technical Director.

Join us for an opportunity to work with the best game development teams in the world in a creative environment.

What Does an Associate Technical Director do at EA?

Strategy & Planning
• Define the roadmap for the team by working with customers to delivery required technology, methods & process to support opportunities identified by working with partners across EA studios worldwide.
• Provide strategic planning and direction in the area of integrating, testing, releasing and live services of solutions and infrastructures for the group:
• Lead the development of tools, automation, services and release strategy.
• Validate requirements with partners and design solutions in combination with members of the team.
• Be accountable for the technical proficiency of the team.
• Assist partners to understand their technology and data requirements and plan for service and strategies, while functioning as a subject matter expert in web technologies with customer teams.

Implementation & Deployment
• Provide technical oversight and direction to the local development teams.
• Establish a code quality process, including continuous integration and static code analysis.
• Approve proposed development releases and oversee the release process for solutions.
• Monitor solution usage, performance and resolve any failures.
• Provide consulting to partners to lead collaboration and achieve agreement on strategies at the component, sub-system, system level and services.
• Partner with Software Engineers and Development Directors to ensure technology is delivered following a Minimal Viable Product methodology.
• Oversee internal and external project dependencies, risks and important paths; ensure contingency plan is in place; recommend solutions and approve plan & timelines; understand overall impact on all partners.
• Ensure appropriate technology is used to deliver the best overall benefit for the business.
• Guide solutions deployment, education and collect customer feedback.
Operational Management
• Ensure that internal technological processes and customer-facing services comply with expectations.
• Promote achievement of goals and develop policies for sharing software code, technological innovation and business processes, and other intellectual property.
• Help create a consistent technical community by developing excellent relationships with technical peers in game development teams and other groups throughout EA studios.

You Will Need:
• 7+ years' experience with .NET Web development experience, C++ or a similar language
• Experience working on quality verification tools, test automation and development process improvements.
• Software Architecture experience regarding designing large-scale, distributed and performant systems.
• Project management skills demonstrated by the ability to define tasks with time, resources, dependencies and priorities in mind

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gkp7xk-3-236-225-157-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. EA develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers.