Full Time Job

Development Director - Launch & Release Management

Electronic Arts

Stockholm, Sweden 07-06-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

We are EA Studios Europe (EASE) Operations

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.

EASE Operations supports the EA Battlefield, Star Wars Battlefront, NFS and Mirror's Edge franchises, and is conveniently collocated in Stockholm, Sweden with DICE the award-winning developer based.

Your mission as Launch Director at EASE Operations.

Your primary objective is to provide the best experience to players, every release. You join our team of project and program managers reporting to the Director of Launch & Release Management at EASE Operations. We work together as a program management team to ensure launches of games developed by European Studios are great.

You create a program environment of mutual trust and accountability where multiple teams across EA collaborate to make each game release an excellent experience for players. Proactive management of schedule and risk and change management are central responsibilities of our team. You work with partners to ensure hurdles and risks are removed before they affect the quality or schedule of the release.

You are a trusted colleague and friend. You join a team that values feedback, are open and inclusive. You easily establish excellent relationships with many different people representing disciplines from across EA globally, including marketing, business development, engineering, quality verification, game development, production and operations to name a few.

You engage to understand. You initiate conversation and discussions to gain information and understand what's going on. You make others comfortable to share uncomfortable news and ask for help. You understand that each person has something to contribute. When the need arises, you work with our team and partners to brainstorm resolutions and bring resources to bear on the issue.

You lead through influence and accept responsibility. Moreover, you motivate others and gain support for your proposals and achieve the greatest understanding, impact and reach. You are a role model and coach, motivating and inspiring partners to work together to meet our goals.

What additional qualifications make you a great Launch Director?

3 or more years experience leading project teams

Experience in release and software go to market planning and execution

Positive agent for change

Customer first approach

Create structure and understanding where disorder or ambiguity exist

Fluency in English

Effective even when context switching and balancing multiple activities

What experience separates you from other candidates?

Lead complex projects involving multiple teams.

Delivery management of consumer software

Process ownership and refinement

Work experience involving live service, video game development or service delivery management

What's in it for you besides a new challenge?

Glad you asked! At EA we take care of our staff. We offer our employees a wide array of fringe benefits including 10 EA games per year, massage every three weeks, a variety of sports activities and health care allowance to name a few. A good work-life balance is something we practice and do our best to maintain even during high-intensity periods. In Sweden, we have collective bargaining agreements with Unionen and Sveriges Ingenjörer which includes a parental salary benefit program and also provides our employees' with occupational pension.

We welcome people from different backgrounds and look forward to receiving your application!

General Information

As part of the application process we might ask you to take on a practical work test. The position is permanent and applications will be selected continuously. Apply online with a combined CV and Introduction letter in English.

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.