Design Craft Manager

Location: Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden

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Requisition Number: 153122

Position Title: DD I

External Description:

We are DICE

We entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. But making games is hard work. That’s why we employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry.

DICE (EA Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment), the award-winning developer based in Stockholm, Sweden, is best known for creating the phenomenally successful Battlefield franchise.

The Challenge ahead

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Design Craft Manager to join our studio based in Stockholm. The role is part of the Design Craft management team and will collaborate across several projects. 

We are looking for a people manager who is talented, creative, and passionate about the gaming industry and leading people. If you are driven, structured, like building relations, a self-motivated team player and can handle the following responsibilities, we look forward to hearing from you!

As a Design Craft Manager, you will be responsible for building and sustaining a strong and versatile production force, so that DICE can build any game and service that we decide to pursue. A Design Craft Manager works with recruiting, building, coaching and mentoring individuals, both on a personal and a craft level. You will provide daily leadership and guidance through mentoring and giving feedback to team members throughout the development cycle. To achieve this, you will work closely to the game teams to understand the project needs, challenges and possibilities.

The role requires an experienced candidate with a proven track record of delivering high quality products, who has the skills to manage people with an open and responsive attitude. We’re also looking for a great communicator who will organize and motivate their team and work alongside directors and leads.

You will be part of growing the best talent in the world and helping them create better games. Our employees are passionate, dedicated and creative and they need a manager who shares these values.

Responsibilities:

  • Individual coaching of people in your team: providing constructive feedback during all stages of game development. Manage long term goals and career.
  • Performance reviews and salary discussions.
  • Management of resourcing & talent planning.
  • Staffing and recruitment.
  • Work closely with a team of game designers to support the workflow for creating better games.
  • Assist in identifying topics within the team that requires more training.
  • Staying informed and up-to-date with project goals, status and team health.

Skills and Requirements:

  • You have at least 2-3 years of people management experience, a background in game development and multiple years of experience with game design.
  • University degree within related field or equivalent training.
  • A solid understanding of game design and an active interest in games is a requirement.
  • Knowledge on how to identify and act on growth opportunities for our designers and assist them in their development.
  • A solid work ethic and positive attitude in the face of challenging situations is vital.
  • Strong soft skills; listening, coaching, mentoring, explaining, etc.
  • Competency in structure and order. Documentation and clear planning are important.
  • Keen ability to provide feedback in a constructive and clear manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to motivate others.
  • Problem solver.

Additional Information:

  • This is a permanent position based in Stockholm, Sweden, and requires working onsite.
  • Relocation assistance is offered.

What’s in it for you? Glad you asked!

At DICE we take care of our staff and have done so during our steady growth over the last decade. In addition to a competitive compensation package we offer our employees 10 EA games per year, massage every three weeks, a variety of sports activities (yoga and crossfit to name a few) and health care allowance. We have a collective bargain agreement with Unionen and Sveriges Ingenjörer and also provide our employees with occupational pension.

Although we enjoy working hard at DICE, we respect and value our employees’ personal lives. A good work-life balance is something we strive to practice and maintain even during high-intensity periods.

If this opportunity sounds like a great fit for you, please submit your resume and introduction letter in English explaining why you want to work at DICE, and we will get back to you once we have reviewed.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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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.

EEOText: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. 

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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