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Development Director - Software Quality Assurance

Electronic Arts

Vancouver, BC 05-13-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Development Directors are the quality owners for a franchise, product and services. They are accountable for the end-to-end quality of the entire product. We're looking for candidates with experience managing operations teams and leading large-scale projects, with passion for technology.

You will report to the Senior Development Director.

You will need:
Operations:
• Work with partners/partners to improve overall quality by emphasizing quality verification throughout the development lifecycle.
• Improve the operational effectiveness of the quality verification strategy by understanding current practices and introducing new strategies.
• Develop working relationships with our partners
• Partner with external shared service teams to accomplish project requirements.
• Manage external QA teams.
• Provide line management to employees across departments within a single project team.
• Work with project team and coordinates requirements with external partners.

Execution:
• Establish and assign task goals from defined project goals; achieve project deliverables through managing team at a project-level.
• Mitigate risk for assigned scope.
• Work with partners to manage scope and quality.

Business Management:
• Make decisions around the balance between quality/time/cost, and directing the team accordingly.
• Provide feedback to project budget and budget planning process; follow and track budget.

You should also have:
• Understanding of project management methodology; can model systems and reports using Excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets), Project, Word, VISIO and other EAC standard tools.
• Managed a project including establishing project plan and project budget, determining task requirements, assigning tasks and implementing operational changes.

Performance Competencies:
• You can identify/mitigating risks; take appropriate steps to resolve difficulties including changes to work methods, technologies and project schedules.
• You take ownership and see projects through despite obstacles and difficult circumstances, demonstrating a sense of commitment.
• Apply new concepts and procedures while dealing with change by asking questions or promoting solutions.

Requirements:
• 5+ years project management or team leadership experience.
• Education requirement University degree bachelor's or equivalent professional experience.
• Understanding of different software development methodologies (such as Waterfall and Agile).

Assets:
• Software development management experience.
• Familiarity with EA's sports products.
• Project management certifications or training.
• Understanding of Big data systems and pipelines.
• Understanding of server infrastructure and testing, alongside assessing security risks and using data to identify fraud/illegitimate users would be ideal.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g4ymb7-3-235-223-5-42 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.