Development Director (Art) - DICE
Location: Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Requisition Number: 162433
Position Title: DD I
DICE (EA Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment), the award-winning studio based in Stockholm, Sweden, is best known for creating the phenomenally successful Battlefield franchise, the Star Wars: Battlefront franchise, and the very creative game Mirror’s Edge.
We work through our 4 guiding values: Passion with Purpose, Creative Innovation, Everything Quality, and One Community. Our people are the backbone and driving force to our creative products. As such, we are dedicated to providing everyone the chance to express themselves and be their very best with a common cause.
We are looking for an experienced Development Director who is passionate about both process and gaming to provide daily production leadership to the team(s). The Development Director manages project and feature planning, balancing scope with capacity, managing resources, tracking progress, implementing processes, mentoring people and managing risks and mitigation. You are a master of content pipelines. You understand the iterative nature of creative processes and how to organize them. You know how to build healthy, high functioning relationships with vendors. You are a force multiplier for the team. You will report to the Lead Art DD in DICE's central content organization.
What skills does DICE look for?
You are passionate about managing creative teams. You have 5+ years working as a project manager; 3+ years of experience working in a AAA game development (extra credit if you have experience in Live Services); you have experience managing art teams and working with vendors; you have success as a mediator and have many conflict resolution tools in your tool belt. You are comfortable talking across all levels of an organization; you always know the status of your project and can visualize that status for any audience. You understand the complexities and requirements of art production and how to manage them.
We believe that you have experience working with (or equivalent):
- Project management frameworks such as Agile and Waterfall
- Project development with emphasis on team empowerment
- Tools, e.g. Shotgun, Jira, PowerBI, Word, Excel (can maintain and create complex spreadsheets), PowerPoint, Perforce, or similar. Work task examples Execution
- Manage planning in all development stages from pre-pro, production, launch, and live
- Scope and Capacity Management across all our teams
- Track and communicate project status
- Create scenarios and guide the decision-making process
- Guide your team to achieve our milestones on time and at quality
- Identify delivery risks and mitigation plans
- Align all involved teams towards the outlined goals
- Create new processes, evaluate existing processes, and evolve process to support the team
- Guide current processes to encourage innovation and improvements
- Document and share what we learn with the team and studio
Communication and Collaboration
- Drive and document meetings
- Maintain an environment that encourages creativity and collaboration
- Manage communication with project leaders
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 great compensation package we offer our employees 10 EA games per year, massage every three weeks, a variety of sports activities (yoga and cross fit 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 at DICE, we value our employees’ personal lives. A good work-life balance is something we practice and maintain even during high-intensity periods.
Apply online with a combined CV and cover letter in English. We look forward to receiving your application!
Community / Marketing Title: Development Director (Art) - DICE
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Date Opened: 2020-09-14 13:44:43.28
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EA 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. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.