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Software Development Director - FIFA (Quality Assurance)

Multiple Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Kitchener, Ontario, Canada • Montreal, Quebec, Canada • Seattle, Washington, United States • Victoria, British Columbia, Canada • Ontario, Canada • Alberta, Canada • British Columbia, Canada • Quebec, Canada

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Requisition Number: 166834

Position Title: DD II

External Description:

Join us in driving the next revolution in games.

We are looking for a very experienced person who is passionate about driving software and game quality to lead our FIFA products based in our Vancouver studio.

You will provide strategic and operational leadership for the Quality Assurance (QA) department, made up of Management, Quality Design, Engineering and Analytics. This multi-discipline department is a component of the development and live services for our FIFA franchise. You will report to the Senior Development Director for FIFA QA.

Candidate must be located within commuting distance of Vancouver, British Columbia or be willing to relocate to the area. Relocation assistance is available for the successful candidate.

Your primary Strategic responsibilities will be:

  • Help shape the future vision for the FIFA QA teams in Vancouver.
  • Establish direction and strategy for multiple complex projects/teams while ensuring agreement with all leadership.
  • Partner with the studio development discipline leaders to promote software industry quality best practices.
  • Guide and develop changes to talent, skills and practices to accomplish operational and strategic goals.
  • Support and champion the existing creative culture.
  • Promote evolution of QA practices across FIFA products.
  • Identify opportunities for sharing practices, tools and analytics across EA Vancouver, EA Bucharest and the rest of EA.

Your primary Operational responsibilities will be:

  • Oversee active projects and live services.
  • Budget and headcount planning.
  • Overall project risk assessment and status communication to FIFA leadership.

Your primary People Management responsibilities will be:

  • People manage franchise product owners.
  • Coordinate talent management and succession planning.
  • Help develop leaders across all disciplines.
  • Monitor and evolve talent skill mix, using training and active recruitment plans and strategies.
  • Promote a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Experiences and Capabilities:

  • 8+ years of operations and leadership experience with the ability to challenge and influence a variety of stakeholders.
  • You have in-depth knowledge of project operations acquired from 5+ years experience in project management on AAA game franchises or similar software development projects.
  • Experience leading and growing large multi-discipline teams.
  • Excellent partner management skills.
  • Understand software quality assurance and software development practices.
  • Track record leading teams focused on continuous improvement.
  • Project management skills.
  • Experience with automated testing.
  • Commercial awareness - the ability to view situations from a commercial or business perspective.

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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.

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We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. 

We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. 

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