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Technical Program Manager

Multiple Locations: Vancouver, BC, Canada • Montreal, QC, Canada • Edmonton, AB, Canada

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Requisition Number: 175485

Position Title: DD II

External Description:

Role:  Development Director – Arows Engineering 

 

Step into the world of Quality Engineering at EA, where our group has one vision: enable predictable development by driving quality ‘by design’ into our tools and automation.  This means we produce clean code, robust and reliable tools, and creative new processes that push our engineering teams and our game teams to new heights.  

 

A Development Director collaborates with our technical director and product manager to manage a cross-discipline team of software engineers and QA specialists. DD's are the keepers of team processes and project schedules and play a vital role in leading the engineering team to successful product deliveries to our technology adopters across EA while ensuring a strong focus on quality, collaboration and communication. 

 

As a Supervising Development Director, you will also manage a team of DDs reporting to you working on specific projects. You will collaborate directly with the Group Technical Director and Senior QV Managers on game title teams to ensure a seamless process working as #oneteam.  

 

To be a successful candidate for this role, you need to be great at: 

Leadership: 

  •  Build and evolve effective teams; identify resourcing needs, provide challenging and development opportunities to ensure that all employees reach their potential.
  •  Build and maintain effective working relationships with immediate team and those outside of the immediate team that influence the successful completion of the project.
  •  Provide line management to employees across disciplines within the team, including Development Directors.
  •  Maintain regular communication with project teams and coordinate dependencies with external partners.
  •  Drive for continuous improvement in team processes.
  • Lead the hiring process to ensure qualified candidates are available to meet project requirements.

 

Execution: 

  • Facilitate Scaled Agile Framework, Scrum, and Kanban processes, ensuring the processes are understood and followed by team members.
  •  Proactively assess and mitigates risk for assigned scope.
  •  Partner with game team technical and business leaders to understand priorities and business risks.
  •  Participate in stakeholder calls to ensure stakeholder expectations are met.

 

Project Management: 

  •  Lead quarterly planning and roadmap exercises for the assigned domain.
  •  Ensure clarity and alignment on project scope and timelines.
  •  Identify and communicates project risks and builds mitigation plans to address them.
  •  Facilitate project changes and ensures alignment and common understanding of the impact of the change.
  •  Responsible for managing the team’s budgets.

 

Requirements: 

  • 8+ years project management or team leadership experience in an agile environment.
  • Technical background in software development is a strong asset.
  • University degree Bachelor’s or equivalent professional experience.
  •  Effective communication skills across all levels and organizations.
  •  Experience in various project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile.
  •  Ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment.

 

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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: 2022-09-01 21:22:36.127

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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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