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Development Director (Operations)

Multiple Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • Orlando, Florida, United States

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Requisition Number: 168153

Position Title: DD II

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 sport through industry-leading sports video games, including Madden NFL football, FIFA soccer, NHL® hockey, and EA SPORTS UFC.

The EA SPORTS ART team is a global community of content creators covering Characters, Environments, Lighting, Project Management, Technical Art, and Visual Effects. Fueled by imagination and a unified passion to grow the love of sports for players worldwide, we push visual boundaries and create leading edge content. Serving our broad portfolio of sports titles, we craft amazing games for hundreds of millions of sports fans worldwide through inspiring visuals and immersive experiences. We are a diverse group that encourages team members to bring their unique perspectives and expertise to the table.

Your Responsibilities 

Resource Planning & People Management

  • Oversee domain career management and team development by creating a community for our artists to develop their crafts and creativity
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition and Resource Management teams to facilitate domain resourcing, forecasting and (permanent and temporary) hiring to achieve our SPORTS ART goals
  • Proactively build and optimize resource strategies for the crafts
  • Support project leaders in resolving any domain specific challenges through detailed impact assessment. Build prioritized proposals based on analysis. 

 Training and culture

  • Working with the Art Directors,  Global Craft Directors and Project Leads, understand the department's crafts strategies and build training plans to support them.
  • Execute and organize the annual training plan - including both formal training and informal training such as lunch n learns. 
  • Design and drive programming for the department to build  a creative culture. Examples: organize sculpting or drawing workshops, bringing inspiring guest speakers, etc.

Operations:

  • Determine the right communication lines and meeting cadence for crafts.
  • Own and lead crafts meetings and publish notes
  • Create monthly crafts newsletter highlighting key happenings and wins across the group
  • Develop global programs and special projects across crafts as needed
  • Partner with Global Crafts Director to understand domain roadmaps and where they need help to drive execution
  • Drive consistency and alignment across all crafts

Analysis/Budget

  • Partnering with the Global Crafts directors and Supervising DD’s, ensure there is alignment on actions to resolve upcoming GAPS and help facilitate solutions via OS, hiring or other solutions
  • Facilitate conference attendance across crafts and determine budget needs. Work with Department Heads to secure budget support planning and travel logistics for those attending
  •  Quarterly analysis/templates to fill in (staff monthly demands, travel budget, R&O's etc.)
  • Maintain and optimize regular resource mix analysis to support leadership's decision making

Your Qualifications

  • 5+ years project management, resourcing, budgeting and hiring experience.
  • Comfortable implementing processes and strategies to improve operational efficiency
  • A proactive leadership style with a track record in building relationships with your team and peers. Willing and eager to share your knowledge with others
  • Experience managing creative people and process would be beneficial
  • 3+ years of experience in different project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile
  • Ability to influence outcomes  in a matrixed organization
  • Advocate for positive change and demonstrated experience guiding new projects to completion
  • Background and understanding of art and art production is an asset

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts is an innovative tech company that creates incredible experiences for millions of players around the world. But what matters most is our people who inspire us, and the world, to play. As we bring new forms of entertainment to people around the world, we need innovative, collaborative, diverse and adaptable people to keep making Electronic Arts better.

EEOText: About EA 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. Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game. 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: 2021-09-02 15:07:55.24

EEO Employer Verbiage:

About EA

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. 

 

Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game.

 

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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