Development Director

Electronic Arts
Orlando Florida United States
29 days ago
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Development Director I (Game Creation Engineering)

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in interactive entertainment. We
develop and deliver games, content and online services across platforms. We
have a broad portfolio of brands that span the most popular genres.
We exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game
experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together
accomplished people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We
immerse our employees into an inclusive culture and provide opportunities
for learning and leading that allow our employees to do the most impactful
and rewarding work of their careers. Join us in driving the next revolution in
games.

The Challenge Ahead

This role in the Game Creation Engineering team reports to a Sr.
Development Director. It is a key role in the Game Creation Engineering
team and offers a recognized expert the opportunity to lead the
development of a portfolio of enterprise-wide solutions in support of
Application Lifecycle Management for EA’s video games and central services
teams.
You will be involved in all aspects of enterprise software development
working closely and hands on with the development team as well as other
teams as part of Agile run projects to deliver the best quality game
development solutions.
As a Development Director (DD), you’ll be primarily driving collaboration in
planning and execution on our cross-functional game development
applications across the entire EA organization. You will be managing a
partnership with other development leaders and managers.
This is a role that
involves a high level of interaction with team members, peers, and
development leadership. DD’s focus on outcomes, solving problems, and
making things work (or work better). You’ll be accountable for leading the
team to meet milestones and quality targets, creating and improving
processes, coordinating with support departments across the company,
tracking and resolving issues, and seeking out opportunities for Continuous
Service Improvement.

Key Responsibilities

●Lead Agile ceremonies (e.g., sprint planning, retrospectives, backlog
refinement) and enhance Agile development practices within the team.
● Oversee team deliveries, including managing risks, dependencies, and
critical paths.
● Coordinate tasks across diverse internal and external teams, spanning
multiple locations, time zones, and cultures.
● Improve operational effectiveness of team effort by assessing current
practices, incorporating new strategies, and increasing predictability.
● Work with the Product Management team to lock down requirements
and specifications.
● Able to initiate or implement development process improvements to
achieve efficiencies and to act as a change agent for process
improvements.
● Effectivity monitor and adjust capacity plans.
● Effectively report progress and status through email or face to face
with leads/managers.

Required Skills
● Excellent written and verbal communication and possess strong
emotional intelligence skills.
● Ability to think outside the box in a challenging and ambiguous
environment.
● 5+ years Project Management or Project Lead experience
● 2+ Experience in a Scrum / Agile software development environment.
● In-depth knowledge of software development operations
● Ability to plan and execute change through a formalized change
management process.
● Undergraduate or graduate degree in Computer Science, Information
Technology or equivalent domain
●Experience with Jira a plus


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 $140,700 - $204,700 USD Annually
• New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo):
º $125,300 - $204,700 USD Annually
• Jersey City, NJ :
º $164,800 - $204,700 USD Annually
• Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs):
º $131,000 - $174,800 USD Annually
• Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane):
º $125,300 - $198,100 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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