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Development Director - The Sims Quality Verification

Location: Redwood City, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 168793

Position Title: DD I

External Description:

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.

At Maxis, we inspire and challenge each other every day to do our best work as we create platforms that allow our players around the world to live the Sims life. Our games have a diverse player base, and we aim to make our game an extension of our players' lives. Boasting one of the most detailed, and surprising life-simulation engines ever created, Maxis prides itself in blurring the boundaries between life and play for millions of players!

High-level role description

As the Quality Verification Development Director, you along with your team will establish and improve the quality strategy for the game. You have a solid project management background and a people-focused attitude. You will be embedded into and work with the development team to plan capacity, develop test strategies, and improve both the development and testing processes. You and your team will build that strategy, always with the player experience first and foremost in mind. You will report to the head of Maxis QV, and work with other leaders across studios to improve our craft.

Do you love contributing to the development of your team members' careers? You will spend time managing a direct staff of experienced project leaders, including both managers and individual contributors. You will provide mentorship as you motivate your team to implement to the best of their abilities. You will work with partners across EA to find ways to improve the Quality Verification team's operational effectiveness by analyzing business practices and proposing solutions or improvements to existing problems or processes by applying the great talent we have throughout the organization. This role is open to remote work.

Responsibilities

  • You will be the primary product owner of one or more games from the quality perspective
  • You can speak to the project and your team's work in detail
  • You are proficient in generating written reports and presentations and can use them to inspire change, report status, and enhance understanding of your team's work
  • You have experience working with team members of other cultures and can work a leader within a global team
  • You are comfortable with resource management and planning, including financial and project capacity planning
  • You can use automation tools and other white-box and gray-box testing methodologies to improve testing efficiency
  • You can establish and use product quality indicators to create insight into your product and team's work
  • You manage the project through review of scope, capacity and scheduling and can provide return on investment and cost vs benefit analyses
  • You can evaluate effectiveness at the individual and team level, and can assess gaps in skills and provide coaching for team members
  • You can work with all partners to ensure their support in maintaining quality and project goals and timelines
  • You are creative in leading change and in improving team focus and engagement
  • You will ensure best practices are followed to protect and uphold product quality with partners and team members across a range of technology disciplines and geographic locations
  • You can advocate for and improve upon a culture of quality

Requirements:

Please note that you do not need to qualify for all requirements to be considered. We encourage you to apply if you can meet most of the requirements and are comfortable opening a dialog to be considered.

  • You have deep experience in the Quality Assurance domain, including:
  • 7+ years of experience in game software development environment
  • 5+ years project management in a project or equivalent role
  • 5+ years experience in a leadership/management role
  • You have 5+ years of experience managing people, including managing managers
  • Experience in a Scrum / Agile software development environment
  • High level of fluency using test case test / Project Management software (JIRA, DevTrack, Testrail, and Hansoft)
  • Understanding of the game development product life cycle, from concept to live operations

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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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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.

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