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Reporting to a Senior Development Director, a Development Director (DD) manages a variety of disciplines in QA including Quality Designers, Software Engineers and other managers. DD's are the keepers of the project schedule and play an important role in successfully moving the Development team from one project phase to the next, while ensuring a focus on quality, collaboration and communication. You will partner with Producers, Development Directors, and Technical Directors to ensure that they are managing the project on time, to quality, and within budget.
Build and evolve effective teams; identify resourcing needs, provide challenges and development opportunities to ensure that all employees reach their potential
You will build working relationships with the immediate team, and those outside of the immediate team that have an effect on project completion
Provide line management to employees across departments and within a single project team
You will communicate regularly with the project team and coordinate dependencies with external partners
Participate in the hiring process to ensure candidates meet project requirements
You will establish and assign tasks from defined project goals; achieve project deliverables through managing a team at a project-level (e.g. franchise-wide level)
You will proactively mitigate risk for assigned scope and quality
Establish an overall project schedule based on the individual task estimates for production and determine the resource requirements to meet the task requirements
Establish a project budget, determine task dependencies, and assign tasks to team resources
Minimum of 8 years project management or team leadership experience, with 4+ years of management experience working in a dynamic and collaborative team environment
University degree, bachelors, or equivalent professional experience
Experience communicating across all levels and organizations
Experience in project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile
Experience in aligning processes and focus for delivering quality
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 $130,250 - $199,400
New York (depending on location e.g. Manhattan vs. Buffalo): º $120,450 - $199,400
Jersey City, NJ: º $147,400 - $199,400
Colorado (depending on location e.g. Denver vs. Colorado Springs): º $120,450 - $161,750
Washington (depending on location e.g. Seattle vs. Spokane): º $120,450 - $188,600
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.
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.