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Development Director I

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Requisition Number: 172750

Position Title: DD I

External Description:

Development Technology & Solutions

Development Technology & Solutions is a partner of EA Studios. They span four continents, bringing together diverse individuals passionate about their craft from across the globe. They partner in every development phase while improving their expertise to create greater experiences for players. DTS participates in creating some of the most beloved games and supports ongoing live services. Through cutting-edge technology, data-driven insights, and state-of-the-art practices, they drive quality and directly impact players. They are a learning organization, sharing collaboratively and exploring innovative ways to solve challenges in creating amazing games for millions of players worldwide.

Your Team

Welcome to the world of Quality Engineering where our group has one vision; driving quality ‘by design.’ We are a team of accomplished software engineers applying creative solutions to challenging problems. We help produce stronger and cleaner code, robust and reliable tools, and innovative processes that lift our development and testing teams, and our games, to new heights. 

Your Role 

As a Development Director in Quality Engineering, you will lead a team of software engineers on multiple game titles such as FIFA, NHL, and UFC. You will report directly to the Senior Development Director, working closely with peers and partners across the company. You can effectively collaborate, communicate, and motivate, often across departments. Your greatest strengths are building relationships, strategic thinking, and strong execution. You like to be challenged and thinking about the future excites you.

You will be successful in this role if:

Leadership and Team Building:

  • You are a strategic thinker with a quality mindset, continuously improving our delivery through retrospectives and the ability to really listen
  • You foster a creative and supportive team environment where careers flourish
  • You build and grow teams, applying resources effectively across projects
  • You build strong working relationships with peers and partners, with regular communication and collaboration to meet shared goals

Project and Program Management:

  • You create project and program plans that align with organizational needs, with a focus on success criteria, tracking and managing dependencies that may span across teams
  • You understand project management principles and adapt appropriate levels of process for given situations
  • You are able to challenge and influence a variety of stakeholders. You are incisive and can quickly get to the heart of the matter, with the ability to moderate the level of detail for specific audiences

Execution and Delivery:

  • You are delivery-focused and know how to move things forward
  • You are comfortable creating and operationalizing organizational strategies
  • You have a track-record of delivery with impact to the organization

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 8 years project management and team leadership experience
  • Expertise working within various project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile
  • You can communicate effectively across the organization at all levels
  • Education requirement: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience

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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 17:53:18.737

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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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