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Development Manager

Location: Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Requisition Number: 175072

Position Title: DM

External Description:

Development Manager, Hyderabad

Industrial Toys is a AAA mobile developer founded by Halo veteran Alex Seropian. Our mission is to bring "Mobile To The Core". We are working to bring a top level experience in FPS gaming to your phone. If you're interested in working with veteran mobile and HD developers in creating new experiences to reach billions of mobile players around the world we would like to hear from you!

Our team culture is collaborative and high-performance, and we expect everyone to think like game makers and approach development with a Player First perspective.

Role Overview:

The Development Manager and team are accountable for defining and delivering the Strategic Planning and Operational Vision for the Quality Assurance group. You will collaborate with partner program managers to establish schedules, define budgets and ensure the creation of test coverage and project metrics.

A Development Manager will help develop, guide the quality teams processes with internal and external game teams. You will be embedded within the development organization, help improve core QA practice across EA and share knowledge across the organization, have a Quality mindset from a consumer perspective, and be an advocate and influencer in game design and implementation decisions.

Role Description

The Development Manager must have both a solid project management background and people management skills. Most of your time will be focused on ensuring that project deliverables are completed on time and within budget through active participation in the test responsibilities and processes while maintaining EA's high standard of quality. Additionally, you will focus on improving the operational effectiveness of the QA effort by assessing current quality assurance practices and incorporating new QA strategies. You will work on department level projects and operational efficiency projects.

You will also spend time managing a direct staff of project leaders, engaging in daily test responsibilities and mentoring/supporting junior level leadership within the department. Monitoring performance and delivering measurable feedback to direct reports is an essential function of this role. Embrace the challenge of mentoring and supporting a team of direct reports and contributing to the development of their careers. Establishing working relationships within the QA department, the QA project team and the outside partners are important to success in this role.

Reporting to the QA group Development Director we're looking for a motivated and passionate Quality Assurance - Project Development Manager to join our team to help coordinate and test our mobile titles.

Responsibilities

  • Manage whole project from the quality point of view with the ability to speak to the project in detail
  • Process and workflow management, identifying and improving processes to maintain high quality standards through multiple development and live project cycles
  • Resource management/planning, financial capacity planning, resource validation and skill-gap assessment
  • Project and quality management through test scope / scheduling, evaluating Return on investment and cost vs benefit analysis
  • Work with internal / external partners and groups whilst maintaining the quality benchmark and project Indicators
  • Solutions oriented problem solver
  • Lead change with the ability to reprioritize business important tasks and promote keeping the team focused and engaged
  • Personable people management skills with the ability to lead others, develops talent, mentors and cultivates others within their project team
  • Define, monitor, and improve product quality Indicators throughout project duration to give a constant heartbeat on product quality
  • Ensure testing processes are followed, influencing partners where needed to protect and uphold product quality
  • Collaborator with internal and external partners across a range of technology disciplines and geographic locations
  • Guide quality upstream and advocating best practices to achieve this
  • Produce and present reports to partners, using data that represent product quality Indicators
  • Active participation in the test responsibilities and processes
  • Advocate and foster a culture of quality

Experience

You will speak to the following levels of practical experience

  • QA Managers are expected to have at a minimum:
  • 7+ years of experience in a software development environment
  • 5 years Project Management or Project Lead experience
  • 5 years minimum of leadership experience
  • Risk management and solutions oriented problem solving techniques
  • Experienced with financial management, budget tracking, QA cost estimates and constraints
  • Communicate across all kinds of disciplines with the ability to influence where needed (technical and non-technical)
  • Understand analytics and Indicators as a way of tracking product quality
  • Motivated self-starter; able to operate with some autonomy under minimal guidance, comfortable conversing within engineering disciplines with and eye to promote best in class quality principles
  • Test case test management software experience i.e. TestRail, TM4J
  • Experience shipping mobile titles built in (UE4, Unreal)
  • Bachelor's degree in any number of related fields including Computer Science, Game Development, Business, etc.
  • Excellent knowledge of production life cycle, processes, and execution planning
  • Experience in a Scrum / Agile software development environment
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Jira



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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.

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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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