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Electronic Arts

Development Manager

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Electronic Arts
🇪🇸 Madrid

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs, and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sport through industry-leading sports video games, including Madden NFL football, FIFA soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, and EA SPORTS UFC.

The Challenge Ahead:

Reporting to a Development Director, a Development Manager (DM) ensures the delivery of a game feature on time and within budget. You as the DM will oversee the project schedule, hiring, and manage the team to achieve a high standard.

Your Responsibilities

  • Manage a development team which generally consists of Software Engineers, Animators, Artists, and Designers.
  • Anticipate bottlenecks, provide management escalation, project prioritization, make tradeoffs, balance the needs versus technical constraints, and promote initial partner deployments.
  • Focus on the immediate team and identify team issues, and suggest solutions related to execution goals. Identify task-related processes to improve efficiency.
  • Ensure each project setup meets the specifications with Studio with regular status reporting and capacity plan updates.
  • Establish engagement processes to ensure all workflows are clearly defined, processes are documented, and staff are trained in expectations.
  • You will manage professional development plans and conduct regular one-on-ones with direct reports.

Your Qualifications

  • 3+ years of Project Management or Project Lead Experience with production lifecycles, processes and project planning.
  • Bachelor's degree in any number of related fields including Computer Science, Game Development, Business, 3D Arts.
  • Experience in a Scrum / Agile software development environment (Jira, Perforce, and Visio)
  • Experience working with expansive teams, mediation and conflict resolution.

About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free video games and so much more! 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. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.