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Development Director

Multiple Locations: Utah, USA • Sacramento, CA, USA

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Requisition Number: 176360

Position Title: DD I

External Description:

Capital Games is a world-class mobile game studio, best known for creating the most successful Star Wars game of all time, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, and the soon to be released The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle Earth. We are game makers first, telling stories through some of the most beloved IP brands in the world and igniting players' imagination. We believe in always driving to be the industry leader in mobile RPG and encouraging a team atmosphere of learning, collaboration and creativity. Most importantly, we never forget that making games and entertaining our passionate players is fun! Capital Games is the destination for today's best mobile game makers. Come join us, and create the world's greatest role-playing games.

Capital Games is looking for a Development Director to help lead our team on our brand new title, The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-Earth. You will play an important role in the management of the development team, keeping the project, and leading the team from one project phase to the next while ensuring collaboration and communication. You'll work with a group of passionate individuals in creating the best player experiences, content, and features, and will work directly with project leaders to build roadmaps, processes and workflows, ensuring quality and deliverables.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain team tasks and scheduling to ensure delivery of features and content
  • Work with the Producer, other members of the production team, and designers to ensure game designs and art concepts are delivered
  • Oversee localization and outsource management
  • Anticipate and communicate risks to ensure project goals and milestones can be met
  • Help with onboarding, tracking, capacity planning, and prioritization of work
  • Keep the development team and partners informed of project goals, schedule, status and deliverables
  • Manage change requests and advise important partners on their effect, budget and resourcing
  • Administer and refine project processes. Identify opportunities for improvement, and work with your team to find creative solutions based on current standards in project management and the industry, and implement solutions with the team
  • Line Management of team members including helping support professional development, manage performance and supporting well-being

Requirements:

  • At least 5 years experience working in game development, live service, or relevant production experience
  • Experienced Line Manager of multi discipline development team members
  • Experience with Production tools, including JIRA, Confluence, or similar task tracking solutions
  • Knowledge and experience in Agile and Waterfall development practices
  • Experience with risk management
  • Quality-focused and player-centric
  • Collaborative and able to foster and manage relationships

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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.

Days Open: 43

Can this position be remote?: 1

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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