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SEED is a cross-disciplinary R&D team within EA Worldwide Studios. Our mission is to explore, build, and help define the future of interactive entertainment.

SEED’s research targets meaningful areas of applied innovation that can be expressed directly in new player experiences, future connected services, and advanced development techniques. Our research horizon looks two to four years ahead and beyond. Our projects target specific game needs but with an eye towards solutions that can benefit all games.

SEED also exists to educate, share, and be great partners. We collaborate with game teams and industry partners, and we publish and present our research within our industry and to the public.

We are hiring for a Development Director for the SEED team reporting directly to the Programs Development Director of Technology Growth, to help manage our internal Research & Development activities.This exciting and dynamic role will partner with a wide array of team members across all of Tech Growth and our partners.


  • You will support the SEED applied research team through scheduling, tracking and reporting of activities at a macro level, including scope, progress and capacity.

  • You will guide the research and development processes for the research team.

  • You will develop research roadmaps and milestone deliverables by collaborating with Department leads and producers. Ensure other department dependencies are accounted for.

  • You will be the source of truth for all things research process and progress and ensure any changes affecting other departments are swiftly communicated.

  • You will raise project risks to the production team and project leadership and oversee the resolution.

  • Facilitate productive meetings by guiding the conversation towards actionable items. Communicate the outcome of these meetings to any members involved and convert any action items to tasks to be assigned out.

  • Identify and help alleviate any discrepancies between department schedules and productivity towards milestones.

  • You will facilitate collaboration between the game teams, our partner teams, and the internal team.

  • Constantly evaluate and iterate to improve research and development processes.

  • You will collect and report on team KPIs

  • You will run our team's Agile processes, adjusting to suit each project sub-team.

  • You will support company wide innovation events.


  • Technical skills

    • 5+ years of project management experience in a software development or other technical environment.

    • Experience running Agile processes in a team using Agile, Kanban, Lean, or another similar methodology.

    • Experience managing partner expectations around delivery, scope, and timelines. Comfortable working directly with partners to plan project deliveries.

    • Experience using Jira or similar project management tools.

  • Soft skills

    • Work directly with partners in planning, evaluating risks, and working collaboratively on delivery outcomes.

    • Contribute to our team's inclusive and psychologically safe culture.

    • Comfortable giving difficult feedback to help the team learn.

    • Enthusiastic about keeping up to date on new ideas in the industry and bringing those ideas to the team to help us improve.


The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these locations. 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.


  • British Columbia (depending on location e.g. Vancouver vs. Victoria): º $115,100 - $161,200 CAN Annually

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including vacation (3 weeks per year to start), 10 days per year of sick time, paid top-up to EI/QPIP benefits up to 100% of base salary when you welcome a new child (12 weeks for maternity, and 4 weeks for parental/adoption leave), extended health/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, disability insurance, retirement plan 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.