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Development Director II - FIFA

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Requisition Number: 174294

Position Title: DD II

External Description:

EA SPORTS is one of the most iconic brands in entertainment with over 25 years of innovation, passion, and connection of millions of players across the globe to their favorite sports, teams, and players. At the heart of EA SPORTS is the FIFA franchise. EA SPORTS FIFA is the world’s #1 best-selling video game with over 200M engaged players across multiple platforms, including console, PC, and mobile.

Innovation, passion, and team-work is at the heart of everything we do. With studios in Vancouver, Bucharest, and Cologne; we are looking for the brightest talent so we can continue to create experiences that connect with millions of hearts and minds the world over.

EA is looking for a technical project manager/development director to manage a team of senior software engineers. You will track progress against deliverables, communicate progress, advocate for the team, and ensure delivery goals are met.

You will be a part of the Live Engineering team, reporting to the Franchise Development Director. The Live Engineering team is responsible for the ongoing releases, optimization, stability and performance tuning of one of the major EA titles. You will collaborate with several teams across EA technology and studio organizations to ensure the targeted performance of our game even under heavy load.

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Partner with the technical lead in leading the senior engineering team through an annual cycle of optimization, stability and performance tuning of our game.
  • Organize deeper discussions, technical demonstrations, or problem-solving sessions.
  • Standardize and establish repeatable process from intake of the new requirements, architecture and design, optimization assessments, to performance testing and tuning,
  • Work with engineers and architects to translate complex requirements into actionable tasks and plans.
  • Manage project plans, schedule commitments and scope vs. capacity plans.
  • Identify & track risks across the deliverables and communicate their status to the leadership.
  • Conduct Project Status reviews, Milestone reviews, and Operability reviews.
  • Balance long-term roadmap priorities with daily task completion.
  • Develop relationships and trust with partners through reliability and serve as the primary POC of the team.

Required Experience

  • Project or program management experience on large scale projects.
  • 10+ years experience in software development life cycle and Agile methodologies.
  • Experience working across large, distributed teams within an enterprise-level business.
  • Extremely data-driven and able to lead prioritization. 
  • Ability to remove blockers and promote progress.
  • Experience working with ALM solutions (JIRA, Confluence, etc.)

Desired Experience

  • Technical Consulting, Technical Project Management, Customer Success, or similar.
  • PMP Project Management Certificate.
  • Exposure to load testing and performance tuning.
  • Familiarity with both creating and analyzing data sets to optimize processes, identifying gaps, or communicating successes.
  • Experience delivering live services, game development, and platform ecosystems is a plus.

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Electronic Arts is the leading interactive entertainment company, powered by innovative technology. We create 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 creative, 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: 2022-06-23 20:39:44.163

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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