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Development Manager

Location: Redwood City, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 168765

Position Title: DM

External Description:

Development Manager – Maxis

At Maxis we are all about outrageous thinking. It is the fuel that inspires the
best games in the world. We are great storytellers. It is not just about
amazing your peers – it is about amazing yourself. Taking risks. Work with
great minds. Dare to dream big. Together we change the way millions play
every day.

What a Development Manager does at Maxis:

As a Development Manager, you will manage a team. Teams can range from
artists, designers, software engineers, QA and other production staff. You
are the keeper of the project schedule and help move the development team
from one project phase to the next while ensuring a strong focus on quality,
collaboration and communication. You would partner with producers (our
product owners) to ensure that they are managing the project on time, to
quality, and within budget.

Specifically you will work directly with our Audio teams to coordinate
Maxis’ distinct sound to multiple deliverables for The Sims 4 ad well as
other projects.

Responsibilities:
  • Work with project partners to establish and assign tasks from defined project goals.
  • Partner with team leads to manage backlog and priorities.
  • Determine the resource requirements to meet the tasks and project requirements
  • Assess and mitigate risk for the team's assigned scope.
  • Track progress of team's deliverables and provides regular status reporting and capacity plan updates.
  • Partner with product owners, tech and craft leads to resolve problems that surface for the team.
  • Run stand-ups and backlog planning meetings
  • Work with experts of your team and ensure all workflow is clearly defined, processes are documented, and the team understands expectations on the development workflow.
  • Manage career development of direct reports, including development of individual development plans, and conducting regular one-on-ones.
  • Build and evolve a team; identify resourcing needs, provide challenges and developmental opportunities to ensure that all employees reach their potential.
  • Develop working relationships with the immediate team and those outside of the immediate team that have an effect on the completion of the project.
  • Communicate with multiple disciplines and leads, coordinating dependencies with internal and external partners.
  • You will report to a Development Director on the team.
Requirements:
  • Minimum of 2 years of project management or team leadership experience and 3+ years in software development environment.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience in any number of related fields including Game Production/Development, Business, Visual Arts, Computer Science etc.
  • An understanding of game development, interdisciplinary dependencies and associated development risks.
  • Experience in several project management methodologies such as Waterfall, Agile/Scrum, Kanban, etc.
  • You can work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment.
  • Some people management experience.
  • Familiarity with project management tools such as JIRA, ShotGrid (formerly ShotGun).

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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: 2021-10-01 17:30:03.99

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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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