Development Director

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Requisition Number: 159727

Position Title: DD I

External Description:

At BioWare, our mission is to create worlds of adventure, conflict, and companionship that inspire you to become the hero of your story. Our teams drive innovation using cutting-edge tech and tools such as the Frostbite engine and collaborate with thousands of world-class developers across EA’s network of studios. We are passionate about games and their potential as a creative medium to reach and inspire people through emotion, artistry, and engaging storytelling. If you share this passion, this is an amazing opportunity to help shape the next generation of gaming.

We are currently looking for a Development Director to join our team.

What the Development Director will do at BioWare:

You’ll work closely with our cross-disciplinary development teams and a variety of outsourcers to plan and execute on the narrative for an upcoming title.  You must be detail-oriented and able to multitask efficiently, and able to collaborate with a wide variety of people and teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Leads multi-disciplinary, cross-functional teams to deliver functionality, modules or specific components of a game.
  • Coordinates Agile teams to meet their sprint/release goals, organize resources in planning, tracking and reporting on the work.
  • Works with the Lead Producers and Senior Development Director to establish and communicate project goals, objectives, plans and milestones to the project team.
  • Works with stakeholders to continuously manage trade-offs between scope, resources and time during the project lifecycle.
  • Identify, analyze, prioritize, mitigate and communicate project risks; develop mitigation plans for them.
  • Responsible for the creation of status reports, project plans, communications plans, retrospectives.
  • Work with other DDs to identify opportunities for process improvements to make sure we are delivering high-quality content as effectively as possible.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience in project management and/or team management
  • Expert knowledge of the use of project management tools and development practices; knowledge of JIRA is an asset
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working in a creative environment; gaming industry experience ideal
  • University degree (Bachelors) or equivalent in a related field is preferred
  • Experience with Agile and/or Kanban frameworks.

What’s in it for you? Glad you asked!

We love to brag about our great perks like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, RRSP company match and, of course, many other perks! And since we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games, we offer competitive compensation packages and a culture that thrives off of creativity and individuality. At EA, we live the “work hard/play hard” credo every day.

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

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Date Opened: 2020-01-29 19:32:29.967

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