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Senior Program Manager - Frostbite

Multiple Locations: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • Seattle, Washington, United States

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Requisition Number: 169253

Position Title: DD II

External Description:

SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER - FROSTBITE

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.

We are Frostbite

Frostbite is EA's state of the art multi-platform game development engine. We empower game creators to shape the future of gaming and we achieve this by developing leading-edge engine features and world class tools. Our talented team from across the globe is dedicated to building innovative technology and working with game studios across EA to ship amazing games. Frostbite powers some of our industries' largest and most appreciated games.

What does the Frostbite team do?

We develop the Frostbite engine, EA's state of the art multi-platform game development engine. Working on Frostbite means bringing the engine to some of the most acclaimed franchises in the business such as Battlefield and FIFA. Frostbite uses its proprietary technical advantages to empower game creators to shape games and push the boundaries of what they can achieve.

Creating and applying creative technology in the gaming industry is not easy but it is often the difference-maker between an evolutionary game and a revolutionary one. Here at Frostbite, we are setting the bar high and have a team of great engineers to reach it so that EA Studios can ship the next amazing game. We are located across North America, Europe, and Australia.

What does a Program Manager do?

As a Program Manager, you will manage programs, projects, program increments, and releases spanning multiple teams and locations. You will work with the project managers on individual development teams to ensure that team capacity and projects are appropriately planned and staffed, and that dependencies and risks are being managed and customer value delivered. You will help create and manage development processes, including project and capacity planning, progress tracking, and team-wide collaboration and communication. You will keep the team, EA Studios, and the executive team updated and engaged with important projects.

Responsibilities

Project Planning and Management

  • You will report to the Director of Program Management for Frostbite
  • Coordinate with engineering partners and product managers to prioritize projects
  • Determine the resource requirements to meet the program or project goals
  • Evaluate and resolve dependencies and risks and establish success criteria
  • Achieve customer value using Agile development in a distributed development environment
  • Manage development work, and communicate progress against committed deliverables
  • Know and manage the impact of unplanned change

Team and Process Management

  • Be a manager of a team of program managers, mentor and support their growth
  • Monitor workload and recognize extra effort
  • Lead departmental planning (i.e. resource, initiative, program increment, release planning)
  • Design and help implement process improvements across groups and advocate for the team.

Skills and Experience

  • 8+ years of project and program management experience in a high tech company
  • Experience in project management methodologies such as Agile and Waterfall
  • Experience with distributed development across multiple locations
  • Experience with resolving conflicts
  • Know how to get your message across at all organizational levels
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and certifications

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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: 2021-10-20 14:45:03.75

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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