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Development Director - Pogo - REMOTE

Multiple Locations: Orlando, FL, USA • Texas, USA

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Requisition Number: 175389

Position Title: DD I

External Description:

Join Us!

Pogo has been the leader in online casual games since 1998. Featuring a growing library of 60+ titles spanning popular genres like Solitaire, Mahjong, Match 3, and more, Pogo exists to be the best destination for online casual games. We strive to produce high-quality HTML5-powered games with sophisticated metagames and social mechanics, all while working seamlessly across desktop, tablet and mobile. Our fans and subscribers come to Pogo for fresh content, daily challenges, great events, new games, and a live service that delivers!

About this Position

As a Development Director (DD), reporting to the Operations Director, you'll drive planning and execution on a cross-functional development team to build and ship software in a live service environment. This is a leadership role that involves a high level of interaction with team members, peers, and product leadership. DD's focus on solving problems, and making things work (or work better). You will maintain the project release schedule and support the games and live service teams for Pogo.

Responsibilities

  • Create project schedules that maximize feature quality and scope within resource, financial, and licensor constraints
  • Validate task length, discipline, and dependencies
  • Manage risk
  • Build a capable team that looks for opportunities to operate at their potential and take pride in their accomplishments
  • Keep the team informed of the schedule and changes
  • Train the team on best practices, processes, and standards
  • Meet commitments, hold team accountable
  • Monitor level of effort and provide feedback to individuals
  • Evaluate individual performance and potential of team members, provide appropriate recognition or constructive feedback
  • Form close working relationships with discipline leads, provide regular coaching
  • Resolve issues, balance priorities, and find creative solutions that achieve results
  • Identify, assign, and track development and organizational issues to completion
  • Report status at regular intervals, escalate urgent issues
  • Participate in discussions with directors and studio leadership

Requirements

  • 6+ years in a project management role within the software development industry
  • Solid foundation in project management (including Agile methodologies)
  • Understanding of the software development life cycle
  • Experience working with JIRA, Hansoft, or similar tool
  • 4+ years in a team leadership role, with exceptional management skills
  • Interest in learning and applying new concepts
  • High degree of initiative, looks for opportunities to make improvements
  • Comfortable presenting and working with groups
  • Excellent documentation and writing ability
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field

Assets

  • Game development experience (especially full cycle experience on shipped titles)
  • PMI, CSM, or LSS certifications

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these states. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range for your specific location.

EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.

BASE SALARY RANGES

  • California (depending on location e.g. Los Angeles vs. Sacramento):

º $125,050 - $191,050

  • New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo):

º $113,900 - $191,050

  • Jersey City, NJ :

º $113,900 - $191,050

  • Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane):

º $113,900 - $179,300

  • Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs):

º $113,900 - $154,950

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including paid time off (3 weeks per year to start), 80 hours per year of sick time, 16 paid company holidays per year, 10 weeks paid time off to bond with baby (following 1 year of service), medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and 401(k) to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity."

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Company Profile:

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: 2022-08-25 18:50:44.327

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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