Development Manager

Location: Orlando, Florida, United States

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Requisition Number: 162971

Position Title: DM

External Description:

Development Manager

EA SPORTS Madden NFL is the best-selling sports property in U.S. Video game history. Madden NFL is an immersive, simulation-based, authentic NFL interactive experience, empowering fans to play out their NFL fantasy of winning the Super Bowl (and much more). Madden NFL has entertained fans over three decades with more than 130 million lifetime units sold.

Madden NFL is developed at EA’s Tiburon Studio in Maitland, FL, and Madrid, Spain by a team that prides itself on innovation and creative collaboration. We are looking for talent with a passion for sports to create experiences that connect with millions of football fans around the world to grow the love of the sport. 

We are EA

And we make games – how cool is that? In fact, we entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. But making games is a challenge. That’s why we employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry.

The Challenge Ahead

Reporting to a Development Director, a Development Manager (DM), ensures the delivery of a game feature on time and within budget. You as the DM will oversee the project schedule, hiring, and manage the team to achieve to a high standard

Responsibilities

  • You will manage a development team which generally consists of Software Engineers, Animators, Artists, and Designers.
  • You will work with feature development teams to lock down requirements and specifications.
  • You will need to anticipate bottlenecks, provide management escalation, project prioritization, make tradeoffs, balance the needs versus technical constraints, and promote initial partner deployments.
  • You will need to identify task-related processes to improve efficiency
  • You will focus on the immediate team and identify team issues and suggest solutions related to execution goals.
  • You will ensure each project setup meets the specifications with Studio.
  • You will provide regular status reporting and capacity plan updates.
  • You will track and implement project improvement plans to promote team efficiency.
  • You will need to establish engagement processes: Ensure all workflow is clearly defined, processes are documented, and staff trained in expectations on the workflow.
  • You will mentor individual contributors within the project team
  • You will ensure all have professional development plans and conduct regular one-on-ones.

What skills does EA look for?

An EA Development Manager will have at a minimum, one of the following: 3+ years Project Management or Project Lead experience, 3+ years of experience in a software development environment, or generally 2+ years of leadership experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in any number of related fields including Computer Science, Game Development, Business, 3D Arts.
  • Excellent knowledge of production life cycle, processes, and project planning.
  • Experience in a Scrum / Agile software development environment.
  • Experience with Jira, Perforce, and Visio
  • Experience working with expansive teams.
  • Experience in mediation and conflict resolution

Additional Skills and Nice to haves, EA looks for

  • A masters degree
  • Scrum Master Certification
  • Experience working on console development

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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.

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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