Full Time Job

Development Director

Electronic Arts

Remote / Virtual 10-30-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Location: Vancouver, BC | Remote work available in most US and Canadian locations

Who Are We?

At EA, we excel at outrageous thinking. It's the FUEL that inspires the best games in the world. But it's not just about amazing your peers – it's about amazing yourself. Take risks. Work with amazing people and dare to dream big. Together, we can change the way millions play every day.

We are the EA Sports Mobile Team, a division of EA creating high-quality mobile games and focusing on delivering high-quality, immersive experiences created to fit the lifestyle of mobile gamers. EA Sports Mobile operates in Vancouver, British Columbia, Orlando, Florida, and Bucharest, Romania.

What a Development Director does at EA:

A Development Director manages a variety of disciplines including artists, designers, software engineers, QA and other production staff. DD's are the keepers of the project schedule and they play an important role in successfully moving the development team from one project phase to the next while maintaining quality, collaboration and communication. You will partner with producers to ensure that they are managing the project on time, to quality, and within budget.

To be considered for this role, you need the following:

Leadership/Management:
• Build and evolve a cohesive team; identify resourcing needs, provide challenges and developmental opportunities to ensure that all employees reach their potential.
• Develop working relationships with immediate team and those outside of the immediate team that have an effect on the completion of the project
• Manage employees across multiple disciplines within a single project team
• Communicate with project team and coordinate considerations with external partners
• Participate in the hiring process to ensure qualified hires are available to meet project requirements
• Provide constructive feedback throughout the year to team members and guide their career development and progression
• Create inclusive environment and quickly address any conflict on the team

Execution:
• Establish and assign specific tasks from defined project goals and achieve project deliverables through managing team at a project-level (e.g. Franchise-wide level);
• Assess and 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 dependencies, and assign tasks to team resources

Requirements:
• 8+ years project management or team leadership experience;
• Education requirement University degree Bachelors or equivalent professional experience;
• Communication across all levels and organizations.
• Experience in project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rvo3w7-52-90-49-108-42 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.