Full Time Job

Development Manager

Electronic Arts

Orlando, FL 03-29-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Development Manager (DevOps)

Development Manager

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.

The Challenge Ahead

A Development Manager (DM) on Madden, ensures the delivery of a game feature on time and within budget. The DM oversees the project schedule, hiring, and manages the team to achieve a high standard.

• Manage a development team which generally consists of Software Engineers. Work with Madden feature development teams with to lock down requirements and specifications.
• Anticipate bottlenecks, surface risks and provide management escalation, proficient in project prioritization, coordination, make tradeoffs, balance the needs versus technical constraints, and support centralized teams
• Identify task-related processes to improve efficiency
• Focus on immediate team and identifies team issues and suggests solutions related to execution goals.
• Ensure each projects setup meets the specifications with Studio.
• Provide regular status reporting and capacity plan updates.
• Track and implement project improvement plans to improve team efficiency.
• Establish engagement practices: Ensure all workflow is clearly defined, processes are documented, and staff trained in expectations on the workflow.

What skills does EA look for?

An EA Development Manager will have at a minimum: 3 years of experience in a software development environment, 2 years Project Management or Project Lead experience, and 1 or more years of leadership experience
• Bachelor's degree in any number of related fields including Computer Science, Game Development, Business
• Excellent knowledge of production life cycle and process planning.
• Experience in a Scrum / Agile software development environment. Scrum Master Certification.
• Proficient with MS Word, MS Project, Excel (can perform complex functions), PowerPoint, confluence, sprint planning, slack, support ticket management (example: Jira or JaaS)
• Experience working with DevOps team.

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.