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Director of Data Architecture

Multiple Locations: Montreal, Quebec, Canada • Austin, Texas, United States • Seattle, Washington, United States • Pasadena, California, United States • Redwood City, California, United States • Los Angeles, California, United States • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Requisition Number: 170390

Position Title: Technical Director I

External Description:

 

Director of Data Architecture

We are EA

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. We build and deliver games, content and online services to millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry.

The Challenge Ahead

As part of the Analytics Solutions team, you will design and own the data architectures which will support to depict player evolution year-over-year in AAA titles in a dynamically changing technology landscape.

You will be expected to engage with a wider range of stakeholders including game studios, the EA business at all levels, analysts, technology partners, and other cross-functional teams.

In addition, you will be looking at how to develop and provide high-level subject matter expertise on the analytics platform contributing to the development of the overall data strategy and supporting investment plans.

What a Director of Data Architecture does at EA

  • Own and drive the data architecture efforts within Analytics Solutions whilst ensuring compliance with the target reference architecture and EA’s architectural principles.
  • Lead the data architecture team by example, care for the team, and establish credibility with the quality of the team's deliverables.
  • Develop a high-level knowledge of the underlying data assets and data products and provide subject matter expertise on content, current and potential future use of data.
  • Provide leadership, oversight, and development execution of the data architecture design and data models.
  • Establish and enforce data representation, distribution, archiving & retention, protection, and quality standards for our data platform; and promote good data governance within the community.
  • Monitor systems’ data quality and provide stewardship in data governance programs.
  • Review changes to technical and business requirements and architecture, assessing their impacts on data systems, and ensure the impacts are communicated to appropriate parties.
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation of data architecture, business glossary and data dictionary.

 

What skills does the next Director of Data Architecture bring?

  • Experience in technical leadership, managing data architecture teams, and setting architectural direction
  • Great communication skills – as you will be interacting with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels across the company
  • Proven experience in business requirements elicitation and definition, and translating business requirements into high-level design models
  • Hands on knowledge of foundational data architecture such as data warehouses and lakes, dimensional modeling and data life cycle management
  • Strong attention to detail; ability to think critically and analytically
  • Excellent SQL skills

What additional skills would be an advantage

  • Bachelor Degree in CS/Statistics/Math or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of work experience with enterprise data warehousing, data management, business intelligence and large-scale data solutions
  • Knowledge in the areas of Reference Data, Data Quality, Metadata Management
  • Understanding of Taxonomies and Ontologies
  • Familiarity with Big Data technologies including Hadoop, Hive, Spark, NoSQL
  • Experience with OLAP, columnar databases, MPP databases
  • Experience with languages for data manipulation and analysis like Python or R
  • Good knowledge of data privacy practices and laws (internationally)
  • Experience inventing data solutions – not simply using packaged software
  • Strong sense of ownership, passion to build quality products for massive scale in a collaborative and agile environment, and an excitement to learn
  • Familiarity with video game data domain and its life cycle

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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.

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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