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Project Manager - Games

Electronic Arts

Melbourne, Australia 03-14-2024
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  • Paid
  • Temporary
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Project Manager - Games

Project Manager (12 Month Temporary Full Time role)

The Studio

Electronic Arts' Firemonkeys Studio in Melbourne, Australia is highly regarded throughout the industry as a leader in delivering high quality, engaging games on iOS and Android. We release new meaningful updates on a regular basis for our live mobile games.

What a Development Director does at EA

DDs work with their teams to build and maintain project plans and schedules to deliver against Firemonkeys Studio strategic product roadmaps and live service game releases. They play a vital role in successfully moving the team from one project phase to the next while ensuring a strong focus on quality, collaboration, and communication.

This role will report to the GM of SFP and be responsible for partnering with the Leadership, Pod Leads, and Extended Leadership Team to plan and facilitate delivery of live service operations for The Sims FreePlay game team, on time, to quality, and within budget.

Leadership & People Management
• Builds and evolves an effective team; identifies resourcing needs, provides coaching, mentoring and development opportunities to ensure that all employees reach their potential
• Builds and maintains effective working relationships that have a positive impact on the successful completion of project-based work
• Maintains regular communication with project teams and coordinates dependencies with external partners

Project Management & Execution
• Partners with Product Owners, Production, and Quality Verification (QV) team and additional Studio partners to manage project scope, quality and live service delivery
• Establishes a viable Project Plan and Schedule to fulfill the objectives of the product roadmap, determines task dependencies, balances scope, assigns tasks and aligns stakeholders to deliver on defined project outcomes
• Maintains and optimises team's established scrum ceremonies and development workflows
• Ensure teams are working towards established priorities and supporting the studio's strategic goals
• Proactively identifies, tracks and mitigates risks
• Drives alignment and efficiency on development best practices and actively contributes to the knowledge base of the DD team within the Studio
• Gathers and reports project metrics and operational data to develop strategies for project performance improvements and fulfill regular status reporting requirements
• Ensures project documentation such as Jira and Confluence are up-to-date and reflect the current status of the project

Requirements
• Minimum of 8 years project management or team leadership experience;
• Education requirement University degree Bachelors or equivalent professional experience;
• Effective communication skills across all levels and organizations
• Experience in implementing and managing various project management methodologies including Agile / Scrum
• Ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment
• Experience in talent development and career management is desirable

The Perks
• Hybrid work (at least 2 days in office)
• Modern office conveniently located next to major transport links
• A games area with consoles so you can get your gaming fix

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gww9jy-3-227-240-72-42 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.