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Senior Development Director

Electronic Arts

Los Angeles, CA 12-02-2020
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

We are DICE Los Angeles

DICE LA was founded in 2013 with a mission to create outstanding entertainment, and to do so in a manner that is different from the rest of the industry. We want to make great games and be great at making games.

What does that mean to you as a developer?

It means that you will have a creative stake in everything you do. We believe that we are all game makers, and everyone at our studio contributes to the goal of making amazing game experiences, regardless of role or title. We want this to be the studio where you do the best work of your career. We also firmly believe that we are at our best when we have the proper balance between work and life. To support this balance, we nurture a culture that aims to reach the highest productivity without crunch, and by making smart decisions when it comes to how we work and plan. Having a positive, inclusive studio culture is of extreme importance to us.
Our games reflect the means by which they are created. Games that are crafted in an inspiring atmosphere, with creativity, artistry and technology as their backbone, will capture the imagination of players around the world. We are looking for experienced developers like you, to join us in our mission to create amazing games and experiences, and to elevate ourselves and our craft.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Development Director who is passionate about both process and gaming, to provide daily production leadership to the project and its teams. You will report to the Director of Product Development for the studio.

You will manage project and resource planning, balance scope with capacity, track progress, implement and improve processes, mentor people, and manage risks and mitigation. You are a master of content pipelines and feature development. You understand the iterative nature of creative processes and how to empower them. You know how to build healthy, high functioning relationships with external vendors. You are a force multiplier for the team.

Responsibilities:

You are passionate about managing creative teams. You have 7+ years working as a project manager, 5+ years of experience working in a AAA game development, and you have released multiple titles while seeing them through all phases of the development life cycle. You have experience managing internal and external teams; you have many conflict resolution tools in your tool belt. You are comfortable talking across all levels of an organization; you always know the status of your project and can visualize that status for any audience. You understand the complexities and requirements of game production and how to manage them.

Qualifications:
• Establishing direction & strategy for a project or multiple teams while ensuring alignment with internal & external leadership
• Monitoring & adjusting capacity plans for a project or multiple teams to address skill gaps and identify funding needs
• Owning the budget for a project or multiple teams and partnering with finance to maintain a healthy P&L
• Being the point of escalation for conflict management and problem solving
• Partnering with DDs at all levels to train them and provide mentorship
• Establishing and maintaining team health standards through team leaders
• Identifying and implementing process improvement initiatives across full projects or multiple teams
• Approving plans, schedules, and status reports across the project or multiple teams
• Anticipating and solving studio-wide dependencies between the project and external groups
• Using change management processes to effectively communicate and measure effectiveness of project wide change

Benefits

We are proud of the great perks we offer like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, 401k with company match and, of course, free video games. And since we realize it takes outstanding people to make amazing games, we offer great compensation packages and a culture that is powered by creativity and individuality.

Next Steps

Apply online with a resume.

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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.