Program Manager

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Requisition Number: 155981

Position Title: DD II

External Description:

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.

We are Frostbite

Frostbite is EA’s state of the art multi-platform game development engine. We empower game creators to shape the future of gaming and we achieve this by developing leading-edge engine features and world class tools. Our talented team from across the globe is dedicated to building innovative technology and working closely with teams across EA to ship amazing games. Frostbite powers some of our industries’ most visually stunning games with deep player experiences in the industry.

What does the Frostbite team do?

We develop the Frostbite engine, EA’s state of the art multi-platform game development engine. Working on Frostbite means bringing the engine to some of the most acclaimed franchises in the business such as Battlefield and FIFA. Frostbite leverages its proprietary technical advantages to empower game creators to shape games and push the boundaries of what they can achieve.

Creating and applying leading-edge technology in the gaming industry is not easy but it is increasingly the difference-maker between an evolutionary game and a revolutionary one. Here at Frostbite, we are setting the bar high and have a team of great engineers who are dedicated, capable and willing to reach it to ship the next awesome game. We are located across North America (Vancouver, Edmonton, Orlando, Montreal), Europe (Guildford, Stockholm, Bucharest), and Australia (Melbourne).

What does a Development Director / Program Manager do?

As a DD / PM, you will lead and motivate the team and ensure a focus on good Agile development practice. You will help craft and manage development process, including project and capacity planning, progress tracking, and team-wide collaboration and communication for the Melbourne location.

Responsibilities

Project Planning and Management

  • Coordinate with engineering stakeholders and product owners to prioritize and manage multiple cross-functional projects
  • Determine the resource requirements to meet project goals
  • Evaluate and resolve dependencies and establish success criteria
  • Successfully deliver projects using Agile development in a distributed development environment
  • Manage and track development tasks, and communicate progress against committed deliverables
  • Estimate the impact of change requests on project schedule, budget, and resources
  • Ensure support issues and other plan interrupts are resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Risk management

Team and Process Management

  • Dotted-line manage the Melbourne software engineering team (in partnership with Engineering Manager)
  • Monitor team health, workload and recognize extra effort
  • Drive departmental planning (i.e. resource planning, sprint/program increment planning etc.)
  • Devise and assist in implementing process improvements across groups and advocate for the team.
  • Partner with engineering and product leads in resource & talent planning

Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of project management experience in a high tech or video games company
  • Experience in various project management methodologies such as Agile and Waterfall
  • Experience with distributed development across multiple locations
  • Strong negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills
  • Effective communication skills across all levels of an organization
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Engineering background preferred

What else is in it for you? Glad you asked!

We love to brag about our great perks like comprehensive health and benefit packages. Since we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games, we offer competitive compensation packages and a culture that thrives off creativity and individuality. At EA, we live the “work hard/play hard” credo every day.  

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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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