Development Manager

Location: Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

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Requisition Number: 155990

Position Title: DM

External Description:

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA soccer, NHL hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, and EA SPORTS UFC. For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com.

 

EA’s NBA LIVE 18 had an impressive launch, thanks to many awesome features like The One, an all-new dynamic game experience centered around the player, the choices they make, and how they will define their legacy on the court. 

 

Basketball is the second most popular sport in Spain, producing some of the best international players to ever step foot on an NBA court.  In addition, both of Spain’s women and men’s national teams dominate the European leagues, and are always in medal contention when the Olympics come around.  That’s why EA SPORTS is excited to announce that we are expanding our NBA LIVE  console team into Madrid – where the passion for the sport is only matched by the talent on the ground. 

 

Interested in joining our team? EA Madrid is looking for passionate Software Engineers and Development Managers of all levels to develop genre-bending features like The One for our NBA LIVE franchise.  

 

 

The Challenge Ahead: 

 

A Development Manager (DM) on NBA Live, is responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of a game feature on time and within budget.  The DM oversees the project schedule, hiring, and manages the team to deliver to a high standard

 

What a Development Manager does at EA:

 

In an Agile environment, manages a small development team which generally consists of Software Engineers as well as Artists. 

Partners with Development Director to lock down requirements and specifications.

Anticipates bottlenecks, provides escalation to leadership, participates in project prioritization, makes tradeoffs, balances the business needs versus technical constraints, and motivates

Identifies task-related processes to improve efficiency

Focuses on immediate team and identifies team issues and suggests solutions related to execution goals.

Provides regular status reporting and capacity plan updates.

Leads meetings and conducts regular one-on-ones.

 

 

The next great EA Development Manager also needs:

 

An EA Development Manager is expected to have at a minimum:  3 years of experience in a software development environment, 2 years Project Management or Project Lead experience, and 1-2 years of leadership experience

 

Bachelor’s degree in any number of related fields including Computer Science, Game Production/Development, Business, etc..A Master’s degree is a plus

Excellent knowledge of production life cycle, tools, processes and project planning.

Experience in a Scrum / Agile software development environment.  Scrum Master Certification is desired.

Experience with tools such as Jira, Hansoft, Perforce, and Confluence

Demonstrated experience in working with broad cross-functional teams.

Strong negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills

Effective communication skills across all levels of an organization

Fluent in English

 

 

What’s in it for you? Glad you asked!

 

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 passion. You will also get a benefit package that includes medical and life insurance, pension plan, meal vouchers, stocks programs, fitness reimbursement, flex benefit program…and of course, free video games.

At EA, we live the “work hard/play hard” credo every day.

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

 

 

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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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Date Opened: 2019-06-03 18:34:39.233

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