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Development Director QV

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Requisition Number: 176486

Position Title: DD I

External Description:

Development Director - Frostbite QV

EA

Vancouver, Canada

We are EA

And we make games – how cool is that? In fact, we entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. But making games is challenging. That's why we employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry.

What a Project & People Manager in Quality Verification does:

The Development Director (DD) provides leadership to the Quality Verification team within the Frostbite team. You will manage other QA leaders and partner with Engineering Managers and Product Owners on the development team. A DD oversees the professional and career advancement of their direct reports. You will work with development teams and other studio teams to manage the end-to-end test effort of their product and mitigate risks along the way. DDs are the keepers of the QA project schedule and help move the QA team from one project phase to the next while ensuring a focus on customer service and communication.

You will report to the Director of Engineering - Frostbite QV.

Leadership:

  • Contribute to and embody EA and QA organizational strategies, instilling shared values and focus areas within their teams. Be a translator to highlight relevance and benefits to their reports
  • Create productive working relationships with other discipline leaders within the studio to increase goal agreement and represent their team to studio leadership
  • Implement process improvements: shapes project-wide processes across multiple projects
  • Communicate within project and to external groups: adapts content and detail to match audience, collaborate outside of project team and share best practices, communicates to and on behalf of the team, speaks with impact
  • Build teams by inspiring, motivating, and energizing: creates a structure, establish an organization that meets project goals, inspires the creation of the team culture

Execution:

  • Solid project management skills: work with others to establish project goals including scope, quality, and timeframe; create flexible project plan, including requirement definition, task definition, talent assignment, and capacity planning;
  • Direct team and managers to completion, modifying project plans ; communicate project plan and progress to team and above
  • Produce overall schedule for QA project, including interaction with external EA groups
  • Manage project resources: Assess skills requirements for current project and next; recognize latent internal talent to develop into stretch roles
  • Manage risk formally: solves root problems over multiple products; solve chronic problems by implementing corrective action plans; responsible for risk assessment and mitigation strategy
  • Design test strategies using a variety of techniques and tools: selects the appropriate methods based on defined goals including cost, efficiency, and balancing available resources

Quality Management:

  • Emphasize quality results, not just task completion
  • Provide options and make decisions around the balance between quality, time, and cost
  • Pushes for efficiencies, helps establish quality goals, inspires the quality goal to completion

Qualifications:

  • Challenge and develop talent
  • Minimum 3 years in a leadership position
  • Identify and recruit essential talent based on staffing requirements; solid understanding of candidate hiring practices including interviewing techniques
  • Familiarity with the software project lifecycle

Are you ready to join a winning team?

EA 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. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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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.

Date Opened: 2022-10-26 18:31:37.373

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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