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Technical Director

Multiple Locations: Orlando, Florida, United States • Austin, Texas, United States • Seattle, Washington, United States • Redwood City, California, United States • Los Angeles, California, United States • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Requisition Number: 168809

Position Title: Technical Director I

External Description:

The Opportunity Ahead:

Arows is made up of Motive, Full Circle and Maxis, the makers of AAA hit games such as The Sims, Star Wars Squadrons and the upcoming titles Skate and Dead Space are looking for a new team member.  We are seeking talented people and we give them an environment where they can flourish with autonomy.  We believe the product we make is as only as good as the staff we hire.  As such, when asked to help make EA successful, we also encourage a culture of support, education and collaboration.

As a Technical Director your primary function will function as a mix of an Architect, Senior Software Engineer and coach to lead a skilled team of engineers dedicated to improving the lives of developers and supporting teams.  We are a group of generalists deployed to help empower Arows to fix the hard (but fun) problems involving verification of the games we build.  This can take the form of building scalable full stack services, artificial intelligence, manipulation of large data sets or orchestration of distributed hardware meant for automation.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Use your knowledge of software engineering concepts to design and implement tested, reusable, and modular code 
  • Build a strategy that will lay foundation and framework for the future growth of our team
  • Formulate the right approach by balancing the business case and non-functional requirements against the return of investment 
  • Oversee all dependencies, risks, and critical paths for the projects you oversee
  • Help create a strong technical community by developing excellent relationships with technical peers in game development teams and other groups throughout EA studios.
  • Work with other team leaders to manage change.
  • Lead, coach and mentor software engineers on the team.
  • Recruit and retain great people to the team and company.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or Software Engineering or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 8 years industry technical experience working on tools, automation, SaaS and/or development process improvements. 
  • Experience leading technical teams 
  • Experience creating system-level and architectural design and documentation
  • Change management, experience adapting/changing status quo and traversing changes with people, products, and processes.
  • Experience developing new talent.
  • Able to travel.

 

This role will be working with projects at studios in Vancouver and Montreal, Canada. As such, there is flexibility with where you are located.

Diversity & Inclusion:

EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, 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. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law. EA has taken efforts to ensure that our online application system is accessible to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. Applicants with disabilities may contact us by sending an email to accessibility@ea.com for assistance accessing our careers.ea.com website. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and EA will respond as soon as possible.



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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: 2021-10-04 17:57:44.273

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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