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Development Director - Domain Leader

Electronic Arts

Vancouver, BC 09-16-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
EA Create is a collective of content production teams partnering with EA Studios game teams to deliver outstanding visuals, audio and technology. Our teams comprise of artists, engineers, technicians, designers and development directors. Worldwide, we combine our teams to form a global group of extraordinary individuals fueled by imagination and a unified passion for creating amazing visuals, sound and experiences. We are a diverse team, unified through collaboration, culture and craft.

The Challenge Ahead:

We are looking for an experienced Development Director to join our team and oversee our artistic domains/departments (e.g. Lighting, Characters, Environments). Reporting to our Senior Development Director and partnering with our project-based Development Directors, you will ensure collaboration and communication across all teams so our projects are delivered on time, to quality and within budget. You will be a member of our EA Create's core team and work with partners across the business including finance, human resources and operations. As a key member of our Development Director team, there is also potential to step into project teams in the future.

Responsibilities:

Strategy:
• Together with global craft directors and franchise leaders, determine and share domains yearly strategy, roadmap and plans.
• Define dedicated staff monthly demands to support domain projects
• Determine dedicated Budget to support domains (training, HW/SW tools, travel, …)
• Execute projects
• Point of contact for global programs
• Align teams on domain best practices
• Build core teams for each domain and plan for additional temporary support for the teams

Analysis/Budget
• Quarterly analysis/templates to fill in (staff monthly demands, travel budget, R&O's etc.)
• Maintain and optimize regular resource mix analysis to support leadership's decision making

HR
• Partner with Talent Acquisition and Resource Management teams to improve hiring processes
• Oversee permanent and temporary hiring
• Proactively build and optimize resource strategies for the department
• Support staffing challenges for the domains
• Build optimized resource mix and create impact analysis when/if resources need to be shifted
• Oversee domain career management and team development
Operations:
• Lead domains team meetings
• Coordinate domains trainings
• Develop global department programs

Qualifications:
• 7+ years project management or team leadership experience including career development, performance reviews, resourcing and hiring
• Education requirement University degree Bachelors or equivalent professional experience;
• 7+ years of experience in different project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile
• 3+ years experience working in game development
• Background in business management, planning and financial oversight

Skills and Values:
• Passionate about the gaming industry and ready for the challenge ahead. Enthusiastic and passionate about EA Create and willing to use your experience to improve the studio in all areas
• Business savvy with the ability to see the bigger picture
• Pragmatic in your decision-making
• 3+ years of experience coping with conflict and tricky situations
• Advocate for positive change and demonstrated experience guiding new projects to completion
• Comfortable implementing strategies to improve operational efficiency
• A proactive leadership style with a track record in building relationships with your team and peers. Willing and eager to share your knowledge with others
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r7eww6-3-80-3-192-42 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.