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Development Director - FIFA

Electronic Arts

Vancouver, BC 05-18-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
We are EA

And we make games – how cool is that? In fact, we entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. That's why we employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry.

Have you ever experienced the thrill of a last minute goal that carries your team to victory in front of millions of people? Working here is kinda like that.

EA SPORTS is one of the most iconic brands in entertainment with over 25 years of innovation, passion, and connection of millions of players across the globe to their favorite sports, teams, and players. At the heart of EA SPORTS is the FIFA franchise. EA SPORTS FIFA is the world's #1 best-selling video game with over 200M engaged players across multiple platforms, including console, PC and mobile.

The Role

The FIFA team is searching for a Senior Game Project Manager to manage the development of the most popular video games in the world. You are right for this role if you are passionate about solving difficult and fast-moving problems. You can effectively collaborate, communicate and motivate, often across business units and with peers or partners in other parts of the business. Your greatest strengths are building strong relationships, strategic thinking and strong execution. You like to be challenged and thinking about the future excites you.

Responsibilities:
• Be responsible for the full operational aspects of the game development, including establishing development framework, reporting, risk management, capacity planning, resource management, and project auditing for one or multiple projects/teams.
• Be responsible for the budget for one or more complex projects/teams.
• Work with the project leadership to define the project/team strategy and lead the team in execution against milestones and key deliverables.
• Solve problems, balance priorities, and find creative solutions to achieve results.
• Develop, maintain and publish project and team KPI's that track project performance.
• Establish regular communication with the team and key stakeholders to provide project status updates.
• Keep the team and partners' teams informed on development results, schedule, and changes.
• Be responsible for coaching, mentoring, and career development of your team. Lead project managers at all levels of the organization.
• Foster and support an inclusive and diverse team culture.
• Ensure the team has the best organizational structure, processes and practices that allow them to produce high quality work efficiently on time and on budget.

Job Qualifications:
• Experience with Project Management (8+ years) and People Management (5+ years).
• Excellent knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), tools, and processes.
• Proven track record of successful delivery of highly critical projects.
• Significant project and risk management.
• Experience managing a large project, or multiple projects including project auditing.
• Excellent written and verbal communication, and possesses strong emotional intelligence skills.
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills - able to work on complex problems where analysis of situations requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, project management tools (e.g. Microsoft Project, Hansoft), bug tracking systems (e.g. DevTrack, JIRA).
• Bachelor's degree in any of the following areas: Computer Science, Game Production/Development, Business, etc.

Required Skills:
• Strong leadership skills: ability to challenge and influence a variety of stakeholders.
• Self-starter who is able to identify and solve problems.
• Excellent change management skills, i.e., comfortable with ambiguity and constant change, yet able to set priorities and execute on commitments.
• Flexible and agile: ability to adapt quickly and be effective in new situations in a highly dynamic environment.
• Able to effectively and quickly build relationships and establish trust, respect, competence and confidence.
• Possess passion, energy, enthusiasm to drive results; highly action oriented.
• Effective communication skills; proven ability to influence outcomes across all levels of organization.
• Strong leadership skills: ability to challenge and influence a variety of stakeholders.
• Self-starter who is able to identify and solve problems.
• Effective communication skills; proven ability to influence outcomes across all levels of organization.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rj217e-35-171-146-141-42 in your application.

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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.