Full Time Job

Development Director

Electronic Arts

Vancouver, BC 03-06-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
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. But making games is challenging. That's why we employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry.

What a Development Director does in FC Game Development Analytics:

A Development Director in FC Game Development analytics oversees analytics projects from initiation to completion. This involves defining project scope, goals, and deliverables, creating project plans, and ensuring that projects are completed on time and within budget.

You will play a scrum master role and will manage the scope vs capacity and timeline of the entire analytics project, which in turn guides them to set achievable goals. Therefore, what the team delivers at the end of every sprint has the required quality and supports the larger business goal.

We are looking for a Development Director to join our growing team of data experts; to manage the processes, to guide and coach the analytics team on how to get the most out of self-organization and fill in the intentional gaps left in the Agile/Scrum frameworks. You will report to the Sr Manager Analytics of the game development analytics.

We are an equal opportunity employer, who welcomes all qualified candidates. We value diverse teams, unified through collaboration, culture and craft, and encourage our team members to bring their unique perspectives to the table.


Team Leadership and Management:
• Build, evolve, and lead effective teams, identifying resourcing needs and providing development opportunities to ensure all employees reach their potential.
• Provide line management to employees across departments and within project teams, focusing on growth plans and learning objectives.

Relationship Building:
• Build working relationships both within the immediate team and with external parties that impact project completion.
• Organize and enable the team to remain focused and on track, addressing conflicts or bottlenecks and establishing a mindset for continuous improvement.

• Maintain regular communication with the project team, leadership, and stakeholders, connecting daily tasks to organizational goals and supporting the organizational vision.
• Coordinate dependencies with external partners and communicate progress to the team and key stakeholders.

Recruitment and People Management:
• Participate in the hiring process to ensure candidates meet project requirements.
• Comfortably guide analysts through both technical and non-technical work, anticipating partner questions and providing solution directions.

Project Execution and Management:
• Establish and assign tasks from defined project goals, manage teams at a project level, and achieve project deliverables.
• Determine resource requirements, establish project schedules and budgets, and assign tasks to appropriate team resources.
• Develop and implement quality controls and departmental standards to ensure adherence to quality standards, organizational expectations, and regulatory requirements.
• Proactively assess and mitigate risk for assigned scope, partnering with stakeholders and leadership to manage requirements, delivery, and quality.

• Minimum of 8 years of project management or team leadership experience, including at least 4 years in a dynamic and collaborative team environment.
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience required.
• Effective communication and collaboration skills across all levels and organizations.
• Experience in various project management methodologies such as Agile and Waterfall; Scrum Master Certification or PMP is ideal.
• Proficient in planning and managing multiple processes, people, and projects simultaneously.
• Experience in using data to enhance product quality and project efficiency; adept at understanding dashboards and KPIs to support business needs.

What's in it for you? Glad you asked!

We love to brag about our great perks like comprehensive health and benefit packages , tuition reimbursement , RRSP company matches, and of course, many other perks! And since we realize it takes outstanding people to make outstanding games, we offer great compensation packages and a culture that succeeds on creativity and individuality.

EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EA also makes workplace accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.


The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these locations. 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.

• British Columbia (depending on location e.g. Vancouver vs. Victoria):

º $115,100 - $161,200 CAN Annually

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including vacation (3 weeks per year to start), 10 days per year of sick time, paid top-up to EI/QPIP benefits up to 100% of base salary when you welcome a new child (12 weeks for maternity, and 4 weeks for parental/adoption leave), extended health/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, disability insurance, retirement plan to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g47xwy-44-223-39-67-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $115,100 to $161,200 Per Year ($ 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.