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EA SPORTS is one of the most iconic brands in entertainment – connecting hundreds of millions around the world to the sports they love through a portfolio of industry-leading video games. After nearly 30 years of creating genre-defining, interactive football experiences with the world's biggest football entertainment platform, EA SPORTS FIFA, we are soon beginning an exciting new era. EA SPORTS™ FC will become the future of football from EA SPORTS – as we strive to take global football experiences to new heights, on behalf of football fans everywhere.

With more opportunity than ever to innovate and create new, authentic experiences that bring joy, inclusivity, and immersion to a global community of fans, we invite you to join us and pioneer the future of football with EA SPORTS!

The EA SPORTS™ FC Art team is a global community of content creators covering Characters, Environments, Lighting, Project Management, Technical Art, and Visual Effects. Fueled by imagination and a unified passion to grow the love of sports for players worldwide, we push visual boundaries and create leading edge content. We are a diverse group that encourages team members to bring their unique perspectives and expertise to the table.

The Challenge Ahead:

Development Directors for FC Art are the keeper of the project schedule and help move the development team from one project phase to the next while ensuring collaboration and communication both on your team and with other partners in the studio. You will partner with producers to ensure that they are managing the project on time, to quality, and within budget.

Responsibilities:

Leadership:

  • Build and evolve a team; identify resourcing needs, provide challenges and developmental opportunities to ensure that all employees reach their potential through mentoring and career development.

  • Develop 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 the project teams and coordinate requirements with external partners

  • Participate in the hiring process to ensure candidates meet project requirements

Execution:

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

  • 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 dependencies, and assign tasks to team resources

Qualifications:

  • 5 years project management or team leadership experience.

  • Education requirement: University degree, Bachelors, or equivalent professional experience.

  • 1+ years of experience in different project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile

  • Knowledge of JIRA/JAAS is considered an asset

  • The ability to foster and support an inclusive and diverse team culture.

  • Effective communication skills with the proven ability to influence outcomes across all levels of organization.

  • Strong leadership skills: ability to challenge and influence a variety of stakeholders while maintaining strong emotional intelligence.

  • Excellent change management skills, i.e., comfortable with ambiguity and constant change, yet able to set priorities and execute on commitments.

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