Development Director

Electronic Arts
Vancouver British Columbia Canada
11 days ago

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EA Create is a collective of content production teams partnering with EA Studios game teams to deliver outstanding visuals, audio and technology. Our teams comprise of artists, engineers, technicians, designers and development directors. Worldwide, we combine our teams to form a global group of extraordinary individuals fueled by imagination and a unified passion for creating amazing visuals, sound and experiences. We are a diverse team, unified through collaboration, culture and craft.

The EA Create Art team delivers compelling visual experiences across multiple genres and art styles. Visual art and technical art unite to create incredible characters and the worlds they inhabit. The Art team encompasses animation, characters, lighting, rigging, technical art, visual effects and worlds.

What a Development Director does at EA:

A Development Director manages a variety of disciplines including artists, designers, software engineers, QA and other production staff. DD's are the keepers of the project schedule and help move the development team from one project phase to the next while ensuring collaboration and communication. You will partner closely with producers to ensure that they are managing the project on time, to quality, and within budget

To be a successful candidate for this role, you need to be great at:

Leadership:

Build and evolve team; identify resourcing needs, provide challenges and developmental opportunities to ensure that all employees reach their potential.

Build and maintain working relationships with immediate team and those outside of the immediate team that have an effect on the completion of the project

Provide line management to employees across departments within a single project team

Communicate with project team and coordinate requirements with external partners

Participate in the hiring process to ensure you are available to meet project requirements

Execution:

Establish and assign task goals from defined project goals; achieve project deliverables through managing team at a project-level (e.g. Franchise-wide level);

Assess and mitigate risk for assigned scope

Partner with production to manage scope and quality

Project management:

Establish an overall project schedule based on the individual task estimates for production

Determine the resource requirements to meet the task requirements

Establish a project budget, determine task requirements, and assign tasks to team resources

Requirements:

5 years project management or team leadership experience;

Education requirement University degree Bachelors or equivalent professional experience;

Experience in different project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile

What’s in it for you? Glad you asked!

We love to brag about our great perks like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, RRSP company match and, of course, many other perks! And since we realize it takes outstanding people to make outstanding games, we offer great compensation packages and a culture that succeeds on creativity and individuality.

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