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Development Director - EA Sports Technology

Electronic Arts

Remote / Virtual 11-02-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs, and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sport through industry-leading sports video games, including Madden NFL football, FIFA soccer, NHL® hockey, and EA SPORTS UFC.

EA SPORTS Tech provides specialized technology teams working on modern character motion, content pipelines and workflows, machine learning, game security, dev ops, as well as long lead feature and technology development for all EA SPORTS titles. As part of EA SPORTS Tech, the Technical Art Team helps push visual boundaries and experiences for our players. We invest in future technologies, shared tooling, and production workflows. We combine creativity and imagination with technical expertise. We are a diverse group that encourages team members to bring their unique perspectives and expertise to work every day.

About the Role:

Are you passionate about new technologies and paving the way for the future of game development? Great, so are we! EA Sports Technical Art is seeking a creative Development Director to partner with our incredible team of technical artists and craft experts across content technology initiatives. In this role, you will own the project schedule and ensure we stay organized and on track. Great communication and partnership management are assets in this role as we collaborate to pioneer new ways to innovate in the game development space and make a positive impact for content creators.

This is a 12-month maternity leave cover contract.

Leadership:
• Build and evolve effective teams; identify resourcing needs, provide challenges and development opportunities to ensure that all employees reach their potential
• You will build working relationships with the immediate team, and those outside of the immediate team that have an effect on project completion
• Provide line management to employees across departments and within a single project team
• You will communicate regularly with the project team and coordinate dependencies with external partners
• Participate in the hiring process to ensure candidates meet project requirements
• You will establish and assign tasks from defined project goals; achieve project deliverables through managing a team at a project-level (e.g. Franchise-wide level)
• You will proactively mitigate risk for assigned scope and quality
• Establish an overall project schedule based on the individual task estimates for production and determine the resource requirements to meet the task requirements
• Establish a project budget, determine task dependencies, and assign tasks to team resources

Execution:
• Establish and assign task goals from defined project goals; achieve project deliverables through managing team at a project-level (e.g. Franchise-wide level);
• Mitigate risk for assigned scope
• Partner with production to manage scope and quality

Project management:
• Establish an overall project schedule based on the individual task estimates for production
• Determine the resource requirements to meet the task requirements
• Establish a project budget, determine task requirements, and assign tasks to team resources

Qualifications:
• 5 years project management or team leadership experience;
• Education requirement University degree Bachelors or equivalent professional experience;
• 1+ years of experience in different project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-ren1p7-34-229-119-176-42 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.