Full Time Job

Development Director - Architecture

Electronic Arts

Remote / Virtual 08-18-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Frostbite is EA's state-of-the-art multi-platform game development engine. Our global team develops creative engine features and cutting-edge tools that let our game makers create stunning games. We're honored to have thousands of game developers worldwide using Frostbite as they create some of the industry's best-known titles and amazing player experiences. Join us as we help shape the future of gaming with Frostbite.

What does a Development Director do?

As a Development Director, you will support the Architecture team. You will guide programs across the team and manage the development process, including project and capacity planning, progress and results tracking, risk management, process improvement and team-wide collaboration and communication.

You will report to the Head of Technical Direction

• Work with product owners, tech leads and engineering managers on product vision, strategy and priorities
• Guide planning (i.e. resource, initiative, sprint/program increment, release planning) and support continuous improvement by conducting retrospectives
• Deliver benefits to customers in a distributed development environment
• Educate the Architecture team with project management best-practices and promote Agile methodologies
• Coordinate collaboration between your teams, other Frostbite teams and game teams around EA
• Determine resource requirements through scenario planning and trade-off analysis
• Manage development tasks, and communicate progress against desired outcomes and committed deliverables
• Manage project risk and dependencies
• Support your teams and help keep them unblocked

• 5+ years experience of project/program management in software development
• Experience in project management methodologies such as Agile and Waterfall, and using tools such as JIRA, Asana or Trello
• Experience working with software development teams, technical direction projects and technical design methodologies
• Experience creating and communicating presentations and reports

• Experience as a manager of staff
• Experience working as a software engineer or in game development
• Experience with distributed development across multiple locations
• Experience working with central technology team or end-users on a tools
• Know how to get your message across at all organizational levels
• Scrum Master or Agile Coach experience


The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these states. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location.

EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.

• California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento):
º $130,250 - $199,400
• New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo):
º $120,450 - $199,400
• Jersey City, NJ:
º $147,400 - $199,400
• Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs):
º $120,450 - $161,750
• Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane):
º $120,450 - $188,600

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including paid time off (3 weeks per year to start), 80 hours per year of sick time, 16 paid company holidays per year, 10 weeks paid time off to bond with baby, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401(k) to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gk7j4q-44-192-254-173-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $130,250 to $199,400 Per Year ($ USD)
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.