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Development Director - Advanced Research Team (SEED)

Multiple Locations: Montreal, Quebec, Canada • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Requisition Number: 172031

Position Title: DD II

External Description:

Development Director - Advanced Research Team (SEED)

Remote Work Option: Yes

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in interactive entertainment. We develop games, content and online services across platforms. We have a broad portfolio of brands that span the most popular genres.

We exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together accomplished people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow our employees to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers.

SEED is the applied research and new ideas group within Electronic Arts. We explore, build, and help establish the future of interactive entertainment. We work with our game teams and our industry partners.

At SEED you will work with a dynamic, distributed, and diverse team of programmers, technical artists, and researchers. We are based in Montreal and Stockholm, and also have team members in the UK and in other parts of North America. This is a fun and intense team with big goals, and an even bigger impact to all Electronic Arts. Join us in driving the next revolution in games!

The Role

We are hiring for a Project and Operations leader for the SEED Team. There is an opportunity to manage a rich and impactful array of responsibilities .

You are right for this role if you are a person that can work at both the tactical and the strategic level. You excel at being challenged and enjoy working with evolving needs. You enjoy the opportunity to influence the processes, the deliveries, and the impact of the team. You can collaborate with peers and partners. You enjoy the opportunity to have both breadth and depth in your role.

Responsibilities:

  • Project Centric
  • Lead projects through influence in a diverse, virtual team environment
  • Participate in Research Vector meetings and work with team members on requirements gathering and deliverables
  • Work with the project leadership team to establish the strategy and details to meet milestones and important deliverables
  • Work with creative, development, operations partners and your team to ensure that quality, budgets and timelines are met
  • Build and own roadmaps, risk management, and project indicators
  • Develop project indicators that track project quality, delivery, and predictability
  • Lead the documentation portals such as Notion used by SEED. Keep these updated with team members
  • Operations Centric
  • Be the SEED representative to Central Operations, Talent Acquisition, Finance, and the Resource Management Office (RMO)
  • Oversee SEED finance and work with the finance partner to understand and monitor the budget, the spends and the risks and opportunities
  • As primary owner for SEED headcount planning, partner with leadership to understand hiring requirements and manage overall headcount
  • Manage contracts and licensing in partnership with legal and finance
  • Coordinate with workplace experience across locations to plan and secure the space needs for the team
  • Be the liaison for all internships, university engagements and support industry partnerships
  • Promote knowledge sharing and learning amongst the team
  • Support the growth of a successful team culture
  • Work with the GM vision to ensure the team has the best organizational structure and processes to meet quality, time and budget expectations.
  • Contribute to GM's efforts to build an engaged group with an understanding of what inspires the individuals and team

Job Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of project management and operations experience.
  • Track record and interest in handling multiple deliverables
  • Working knowledge of software development and processes.
  • Working knowledge of budgets and simple finance concepts to manage communication with EA finance partner
  • Experience delivery of important projects and operations needs
  • Work with multiple geos and support teams in multiple time zones

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Community / Marketing Title: Development Director - Advanced Research Team (SEED)

Company Profile:

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: 2022-03-02 14:59:50.807

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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