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Head of Studio Ops

Multiple Locations: Seattle, WA, USA • Austin, TX, USA

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Requisition Number: 183740

Position Title: Sr DD

External Description:

About Popcap

PopCap Games was founded in 2000 in a Seattle attic apartment by three twenty-somethings from the dot-com start-up wars who wanted to make fun video games for anyone to pick up and play. Now, PopCap has more resources, and bigger dreams, but the good news is that it’s still all about making irresistible games everyone will enjoy. PopCap has consistently made the most captivating and memorable games — from Bejeweled to Plants vs. Zombies, and many more. What’s the secret to PopCap’s success? It’s always hinged on three basics: hard work, attention to detail, and a fearless passion for making great games.

As the Head of Studio Operations, you will report to the Studio GM, Popcap and lead a team of development directors/managers supporting our portfolio of games. This is a vital leadership role focused on the management of game teams and their operation, shepherding the teams from one project phase to the next, while focusing on predictability, resourcing, risk management, cost monitoring, operational optimization, and collaboration. The Head of Studio Operations focuses on execution, strategic outcomes, managing around future challenges and making sure all operational aspects of studios are optimized and efficient. As a part of the leadership team, you’ll leverage your highly developed relationship building acumen and operational skills to establish credibility amongst studio members, EA partners, and IP licensors.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the full operational aspects of game development, including establishing development framework, reporting, risk management, capacity planning, resource management and budget.
  • Owns projects budgets and opex.  Drives improvements in operational efficiency within the studio to meet financial targets.  Partners with finance to maintain a healthy P&L. Partners with central teams to own and drive relationships that impact overall P&L.
  • Engages in scenario planning to evaluate risk and opportunities, identify outcome and impact, and manage for both positive and negative possibilities.
  • Drives Objective and Key Results [OKRs] process for the portfolio.
  • Oversees the Development Director discipline, hiring, mentoring and inspiring teams through personal example and enthusiasm.
  • Responsible for risk strategy across the studio and mentors the ops team on risk management.
  • Collaborates with the studio leaders to help define the studio vision, mission, and strategy, as well as contributing to fostering overall studio culture & health. 
  • Plans and communicates process adoption studio-wide; innovates, plans, communicates and implements studio-wide processes and practices in response to changing business strategy and market trends.
  • Ensures the studio has the best structure and practices that allow it to produce high-quality work on time, and on budget.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of development experience in the games industry.
  • Experience in mobile app development or managing online live services
  • Experience leading teams and managing remote development, coupled with the ability to oversee projects of varying scope or points in life-cycle (e.g. concept, production, launch and live services).
  • 5+ years in similar Operations leadership role
  • Mastery of project management (including Agile methodologies, principles and lexicon).
  • Expertise presenting high-impact plans and recommendations to executives.
  • Demonstrable analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to decipher complex multivariate problems
US 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 and benefits 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 $185,300 - $278,800 USD Annually
• New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo):
º $172,100 - $278,800 USD Annually
• Jersey City, NJ :
º $217,900 - $278,800 USD Annually
• Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs):
º $180,100 - $237,200 USD Annually
• Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane):
º $172,100 - $271,200 USD Annually

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, 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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We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experience originators, innovators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.

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About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

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. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

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. We will also consider employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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