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Mobile Casual Studios Operations Director - REMOTE

Multiple Locations: Orlando, Florida, United States • Georgia, United States • Maryland, United States • North Carolina, United States • New York, United States • Texas, United States • Quebec, Canada • New Jersey, United States • Massachusetts, United States • Ontario, Canada • Prince Edward Island, Canada • Florida, United States

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Requisition Number: 172645

Position Title: Sr DD

External Description:

The Casual Studios team is Electronic Arts' Mobile game group in charge of delivering best-in-class Puzzle and City-builder/farming experiences. With teams in the US, Finland, India, and Sweden, the Casual Studios group is responsible for some of the biggest EA Mobile IPs such as PlantsVsZombies or SimCity.

 

We are looking for an experienced Operations Director whose role is to help the game teams to do their work better, faster, or easier.

 

The EA Mobile Casual Studios Operations Director will directly report to the Head of Casual Studios and play an essential role in all the strategic activities of the Casual Studios group.

 

Responsibilities

Strategy Execution

  • You will contribute to the building of both portfolio and studio strategies and establish operating plans to support fiscal year goals
  • You will catalog risks and opportunities, mitigating and using each to grow the business and organization forward
  • You will Maintain predictability through change management (stability & agility)

Business Management

  • You will oversee the statement of operations (P&L), managing both inflows and outflows of each of our operation
  • Establish strategic partnerships to strengthen the organization through lasting, mutually beneficial agreements/contracts
  • Identify revenue and cost savings opportunities related to products and product teams (e.g., workforce locations, platform expansions)
  • Partner with studio leaders to model bottom line revenue and with emphasis on OPEX and OC forecasts for quarters and fiscal years

Organizational Management

  • You will work across multiple diverse and independent organizations
  • You will manage the group's resources as a means to improve the operation (leadership development, succession planning, centralization)
  • You will analyze and increase organizational & functional efficiency
  • You will develop operational leaders as a means to build functional studio and product development organizations
  • You will manage internal and external relationships, demanding partner performance and driving accountability
  • You will be a culture driver and foster EA core values and Diversity and Inclusion strategies

Product Development

  • You will smoothly pivot between products in development and those operating live services
  • You will build credibility and influence with development teams based on the depth of experience
  • You will evaluate the credibility of development plans, budgets, roadmaps, and supporting operational plans
  • You will diagnose risks and weaknesses in development and live operation processes and teams (skill gaps, inefficiencies, lacking accountability)
  • You will connect studios, licensors, and partner teams to achieve cooperative launches and ongoing support of live services
  • You will establish portfolio and project Indicators that provide insight into predictability, quality, and risks
  • You will conduct development plans and milestone reviews with product teams, developing mitigation plans as risks are identified
  • You will establish the game development process and its governance

Requirements

  • 10+ years of operational leadership experience
  • Large distributed and collocated teams, multi-year schedules, $30M+ R&D budgets...
  • In-depth knowledge of mobile game development, from incubation through live service operation, acquired through years of first-hand experience
  • Intimate familiarity with Agile methodologies, principles, and lexicon
  • Experience coordinating external partners and licensors toward a commercial release
  • Intimate knowledge of the F2P business model and live service dynamics
  • UA data pipelines, content pacing, event management...
  • Exceptional communication and relationship-building skills
  • Excellence analytical skills and ability to interpret complex problems

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Community / Marketing Title: Mobile Casual Studios Operations Director - REMOTE

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: 2022-04-05 18:33:12.607

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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