Development Manager - Maps (Apex Legends)
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Requisition Number: 168764
Position Title: DM
Development Technology & Solutions
Development Technology & Solutions is a partner of EA Studios. They span four continents, bringing together diverse individuals passionate about their craft from across the globe. They partner in every development phase while improving their expertise to create greater experiences for players. DTS participates in creating some of the most beloved games and supports ongoing live services. Through cutting-edge technology, data-driven insights, and state-of-the-art practices, they drive quality and directly impact players. They are a learning organization, sharing collaboratively and exploring innovative ways to solve challenges in creating amazing games for millions of players worldwide.
Founded in 2010 by the original creators of the Call of Duty Franchise, Respawn was created with the philosophy that when accomplished people have creative freedom, they'll make extraordinary games that achieve the unexpected. From our roots as an indie studio to joining the expansive roster of studios at Electronic Arts, this remains our guiding principle. We love what we do and want to share our passion with players worldwide. Our shipped titles include critically acclaimed multi-platform games Apex Legends, Titanfall, Titanfall 2, Star Wars™ Jedi: Fallen Order, and Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond. Join us for the opportunity to create groundbreaking games with some of the best developer talent in the industry.
You can learn more about our studio and values at respawn.com/studio
We are looking for an experienced Development Manager who is passionate about both process and gaming to join our team.
Reporting to the QA Product Owner, you will directly manage our Maps, VFX, and Lighting Quality Assurance pods. The Development Manager will ensure the team continues to successfully ship content at a high quality bar, and driving the evolution of this group to accommodate future expectations.
What skills do we look for?
You have 3+ years of managerial experience working with a mix of local, off-site/remote, and external teams. You have a robust understanding of testing methodologies, including tools and processes of high-functioning Quality Assurance teams. You have a demonstrated knowledge of software development processes, change management, and process improvement. Ideally you have a specific background in AAA game development, with a focus on Maps, VFX, and Lighting.
We believe that you have experience working with (or equivalent):
- Defining, implementing, and evolving metrics, reporting mechanisms, and communication of processes and knowledge to internal and external teams.
- Playing an important role in evolving a QA or development team, with a focus on expanding team capabilities and responsibilities.
- Improving the effectiveness of a QA effort by assessing current practices and incorporating new strategies, including further use of technology, automation, and development of new test tools.
- Formulating strong relationships across QA and development teams, vendors, and other essential partners.
- Clearly communicating risks, concerns, and successes to partners.
- Developing team members through the use of constructive feedback, to guide their career development and progression.
- Collaborating and helping create an overall Quality Plan, including defining a project budget, forecasting a staff plan, and communicating the plan and an overall test strategy.
If this opportunity sounds like a great fit for you, please submit your resume and we will get back to you once we have reviewed.
Community / Marketing Title: Development Manager - Maps (Apex Legends)
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.
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Date Opened: 2021-10-01 20:37:19.133
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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.
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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.