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Development Manager - XDI

Location: Virginia, USA

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Requisition Number: 176221

Position Title: DM

External Description:

About EA and External Development Intelligence:

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

XDI's purpose is to accelerate development by identifying the world's best external partners, ensuring successful engagements, and sharing industry knowledge.

As part of EA Create, we search the globe for trusted external partners to work with EA Studio game teams and central technology teams. We are a central team that owns EA's due diligence evaluation process and risk management process. We support multiple disciplines, including co-dev, porting, art, animation, cinematics, UX-UI, engineering, and audio.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner evaluations and due diligence reporting using XDI's risk management framework.
  • Strategic partner portfolio management including regular check-ins and on-site assessments with established partners to ensure ongoing trust and viability.
  • As an important partner in EA's Game Development Framework, we support a portfolio of internal game teams and central tech teams by consulting on external development strategy, recommending partners, providing partner risk assessments, and occasionally helping with issue resolution.
  • Collaboration with a broad cross section of central teams including Legal, Security, Audit, Global Strategic Sourcing, Finance, Compliance, and other central roles to ensure clear process and program management of EA's requirements for working with external partners.

Team Related:

  • The XDI team works in a mostly distributed fashion. We have members in Redwood Shores (California), Stockholm (Sweden), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Vancouver (British Columbia), Orlando (Florida) and Shanghai (China)
  • We work with team members and partners around the globe. Our work is conducted using Zoom, email, and project management tools.
  • Early morning or evening calls and travel (when possible) are a reality for this role as we work with global partners and teams. That said, we are encouraged to work toward work life balance and to manage capacity in a way that supports this goal.
  • Candidates with a preference for an in-person team dynamic may not excel in this role as collaboration is now done remotely.
  • Our team members know that our team doesn't start and stop with XDI. It's important to expand our network (both within EA and externally).
  • Our team members can quickly surface the right information at the right time to those who need it.

Business Partnerships:

  • XDI manages EA's Strategic Partner portfolio. As a manager, you will be a dedicated contact for a subset of this portfolio. Managers must be well versed at evaluating development and operational risks, issue resolution, and have a high degree of integrity when it comes to conducting oneself with outside main partners.
  • Managers share important knowledge about our partners with XDI, other Business Development groups, and teams across the company to ensure those working with our partners access to the information they need to make important decisions.

Experience & Capabilities:

  • Priority given to individuals with a background in engineering.
  • Must have experience working with external partners. Our team strikes a fine balance between advocacy for our partners, both internal and external, and conducting risk evaluations to ensure EA's IP is protected.
  • Think and act globally. We work with EA teams and external partners from all over the globe. We expect our team members to embrace cultural differences, value diverse opinions, and do their part to promote an inclusive development environment.
  • Business Acumen: we ask that you have objective decision-making, and excellent collaboration ability with diverse teams and partners.
  • Lifelong learner who is inquisitive and enjoys knowledge acquisition as much as knowledge sharing. Have a degree of comfort with public speaking, delivering presentations/panels, and facilitating brainstorming sessions.
  • Game development experience as a Producer, Development Manager, or Project Manager is desirable.
  • Generalists with enough knowledge to be dangerous across all core development disciplines are sought.
  • 3+ years of experience in centralised positions such as studio operations, publishing, licencing, programme management, business development is transferable for this role.
  • You will travel on-site to visit your partners on occasion and while often you will travel with other XDI team members or EA game team members there are times you will be asked to travel alone. Must have a degree of comfort with business travel and everything that comes with it (expense reports, airports, time zone changes). On average, XDI team members do one international trip (1 week+/- duration) and 2-3 short domestic trips a quarter.

XDI Team Values:

  • Collaborative team players.
  • Ethical, fair, objective decision makers.
  • Support and solution focused.
  • Think and act globally.
  • Work life balance is important to our success.
  • When the going gets tough, the tough get going!
  • Influence and impactful.
  • Passion and enthusiasm.

Reporting:

You will report to the Director of External Development Intelligence, as part of the EA Create organization.

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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.

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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.

Date Opened: 2022-10-19 20:17:28.737

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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