Development Director

Multiple Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • Redwood City, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 166413

Position Title: DM

External Description:

Development Director

At our core, Electronic Arts is a game maker that connects hundreds of millions of players from around the globe to some of the world's greatest games. The EAX team guides the strategy and implementation of EA's network, helping EA's community of players connect to one another and to the games they love to play. Our work includes: EA.com; in-game experiences and strategies to connect players across platforms; EA Play, our cross-platform subscription; the EA desktop app; and a host of other consumer experiences and strategies.

In your role as Development Director, you will be responsible for managing one of the EAX Development teams, which means you will be acting as the scrum master for one of the Development teams, managing risks, building and maintaining schedules, communicating progress, partnering with both internal external partners, supporting the team by removing roadblocks, and helping build team culture and health. As part of the broader development team, you will be an important contributor to the EAX team based in Vancouver..

You're someone with a proven track record for:

  • Managing teams using Agile and Scrum methodologies
  • Demonstrating a collaborative leadership style
  • Guiding teams through continuous improvement
  • Collaborating with other disciplines to develop, plan, and manage schedules based on project goals
  • Mitigating team conflict and communication problems
  • Delivering on committed timelines and budgets
  • Determining and managing dependencies & priorities
  • Managing and communicating risks
  • Maintaining calm. You know how to motivate and energize your teams, even when navigating uncertainty
  • Most notably you'll have a rare mix of leadership and collaboration that helps guide teams to achieve their goals

 

You also bring the following skills or experiences to our team:

  • 5+ years experience working within technology industries
  • 3+ years experience in project management
  • Solid knowledge and experience as a scrum master
  • Experience in online services or gaming industry is desirable
  • Building communication channels
  • Familiar with Jira and Confluence
  • A passion for continuous improvement

 

In a typical week, the Development Director could...

  • Perform the scrum master role on 1 or more scrum teams
  • Working with team leads to build roadmaps and plans
  • Managing dependencies across multiple teams/partners
  • Building plans for new releases and communicating outward
  • Managing team budgets and risks

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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 new parent 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.

Date Opened: 2021-06-09 22:11:44.063

EEO Employer Verbiage:

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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