Full Time Job

Development Manager - Art

Electronic Arts

Vancouver, BC 06-08-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs, and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sport through industry-leading sports video games, including Madden NFL football, FIFA soccer, NHL® hockey, and EA SPORTS UFC.

The EA SPORTS ART team is a global community of content creators covering Characters, Environments, Lighting, Project Management, Technical Art, and Visual Effects. Fueled by imagination and a unified passion to grow the love of sports for players worldwide, we push visual boundaries and create leading edge content. Serving our broad portfolio of sports titles, we craft amazing games for hundreds of millions of sports fans worldwide through inspiring visuals and immersive experiences. We are a diverse group that encourages team members to bring their unique perspectives and expertise to the table.

This is a 12-month contract.

What a Development Manager (DM) does at EA:

A Development Manager manages a variety of disciplines including artists, designers, software engineers, QA and other production staff. DM's are the keepers of the project schedule and help move the development team from one project phase to the next while ensuring collaboration and communication. You will report to a Development Director, and partner with Producers and Directors to ensure the project is managed on time, to quality, and within budget.

You Have Experience in the Following:
• Build and evolve 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
• Provide line management to employees across departments within a single project team
• Communicate with project team and coordinate requirements with external partners
• Participate in the hiring process

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

Requirements:
• 3+ years project management or team leadership experience
• Education requirement University degree bachelor's or equivalent professional experience
• Experience in different project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile
• Experience managing OS teams is considered an asset

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn9583-44-192-94-86-42 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.