Full Time Job

Development Director QV

Electronic Arts

Montreal, QC 09-30-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Development Technology and Services (DTS) powers EA studios to create even greater player experiences. We help shape the future from the way games are created, to how they are played and viewed.

We are a global team and also the largest studio within EA! DTS proudly consists of the following teams: Engineering Services (ES), Studios Data Insights, and Quality, Verification, and Standards.

Join us for a fulfilling career while defining the future of interactive entertainment.

The Development Director will oversee end-to-end Quality Verification of a New IP product being developed at Motive Montreal and help chart the course for the discipline in that location. Working with our teams across Quality Assurance, Quality Engineering, and your Development partners, you will ensure the quality verification strategy is supported by the correct structure and skills, while building an organization focused on upstream bug prevention using technology.

As the senior member of the QV team in Montreal reporting to the QV Sr. Development Director, you will be a member of the leadership team for this New IP and will provide your insight and experience (with a QA lens) on how we will achieve product quality.

What you’ll do:

  • Work with the QV Sr. DD and Studio leadership to establish location specific goals, QA strategies and ensure plans, quality and budget.
  • Build a QA plan for the product, integrating QA Analysts focused on Defect Prevention & Containment and Offsite QA, providing Blackbox test coverage and Beta testing.
  • Work with Development to establish the needs and build a solid Quality Engineering discipline to support the quality tool and automation needs for the project.
  • Establish methods for Grey/White box testing on appropriate features/tools.
  • Plan pre-integration content testing strategies.
  • Champion “Player First” and be an advocate for the player in everything we do.
  • Guide the use of Automation and Tools within QA.
  • Work to build capacity and budgetary requirements for QA covering staffing costs throughout the organization and maintain project cost tracking actuals and forecast.
  • Track existing and create new metrics to measure the project and the impact of process improvements and identify patterns and new solutions.
  • Balance the need for testing with the imperative of ongoing iteration of the product for our players during Live Service support.

What you bring:

  • Track record building well performing teams.
  • Knowledge of software development and QA processes.
  • Experience working with or managing distributed and remote teams.
  • Dynamic approach to management, always looking for new ways to approach a problem or your responsibilities.


  • University degree education in a relevant domain.
  • 3 or more years of QA leadership experience.
  • Project Management and Agile methodology awareness is necessary
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.