Technical Development Manager

Location: Orlando, Florida, United States


This position is no longer open.

Requisition Number: 168839

Position Title: DM

External Description:

Technical Development Manager – College Football

Orlando, FL 

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.

Role Overview: 


At EA, Development Managers coordinate a variety of disciplines including designers, software engineers, artists, QA and other production staff. DMs are the keepers of the project schedule and facilitate the development team’s movement from one project phase to the next while ensuring effective collaboration and communication. DMs report to a Development Director and partner with Producers and Directors to ensure that the project is managed on time, to quality, and within budget.

This Technical Development Manager role specifically focuses on support for our EA Sports Technical Art team in Orlando. The EA Sports Technical Art team combines creativity and imagination with technical expertise and works across three major projects in Orlando: Madden NFL, College Football, and PGA Tour. They are the bridge between artists, engineers and designers responsible for data design and art production workflows.



Your Responsibilities


Team Building and Management

  • Develop EA Sports Technical Art Orlando team members by identifying resourcing needs and providing challenges and opportunities to ensure that all employees reach their potential, in partnership with Technical Art Directors
  • Foster working relationships within and beyond the EA Sports Art and Technical Art teams, in close (technical) partnership with Technical Art Directors, to help drive projects to successful completion
  • Provide line management to employees across departments within project teams
  • Participate in the hiring process for new candidates


  • Institute and assign task goals from defined project goals; achieve project deliverables through managing team at a project level (e.g. Franchise-wide level)
  • Mitigate risk for assigned scope in partnership with Technical Art Directors
  • Monitor capacity (resource balance) and partner with production to manage scope and quality
  • Communicate with project team and coordinate requirements with external partners

Project Management

  • Orchestrate sprint planning and retrospectives, promoting best practices for task tracking
  • Build overall project schedules (roadmaps) based on individual task estimates for production and communicate progress to stakeholders across projects
  • Maintain and own Technical Art projects and backlogs
  • Establish a project budget, determine tasks and their resource requirements, and assign tasks to team resources

Your Qualifications

  • 3+ years project management or team leadership experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience within a technical domain
  • Knowledge of different project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile in a software development setting
  • Familiarity with using JIRA as project management tool
  • Experience managing outsourcing teams a plus




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Date Opened: 2021-10-05 15:19:35.023

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