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, and EA SPORTS UFC.
The Tiburon Technical Art Team helps EA SPORTS push visual boundaries and experiences for our players on our Madden NFL, College Football, and PGA Tour titles. We are a newly-formed entity consisting of over 30 developers who combine creativity and imagination with technical expertise and are the bridge between artists, engineers, and designers. We are a diverse group that encourages team members to bring their unique perspectives and expertise to work every day.
We are looking for a Technical Development Manager (DM) to support this dynamic technical team.
At EA, DMs coordinate a variety of disciplines including designers, software engineers, artists, QA and other production staff. DMs are the keepers of the project schedule and facilitate the development team's movement from one project phase to the next while ensuring effective collaboration and communication.
You will report to the Development Director for Tiburon Technical Art and partner with Producers and Directors to ensure that the work of the Tiburon Technical Art team is managed on time, to quality, and within budget.
Team Building and Management
You will develop our Tiburon Technical Art team members by identifying resourcing needs and providing challenges and opportunities to ensure that all employees reach their potential, in partnership with Technical Art Directors
You will foster working relationships within and beyond the Tiburon Technical Art team, in close (technical) partnership with Technical Art Directors, to help bring projects to successful completion
You will participate in the hiring process for new candidates
You will institute and assign task goals from defined project goals; you will achieve project deliverables through managing team at a project level (e.g. Franchise-wide level)
You will mitigate risk for assigned scope in partnership with our Technical Art Directors
You will monitor capacity (resource balance) and partner with production to manage scope and quality
You will communicate with project teams and coordinate requirements with external partners
You will orchestrate sprint planning and retrospectives, promoting best practices for task tracking
You will build overall project schedules (roadmaps) based on individual task estimates for production and communicate progress to our partners across projects
You will maintain and own our Tiburon Technical Art projects and backlogs
You will establish a project budget, determine tasks and their resource requirements, and assign tasks to team resources
3+ years project management or team leadership experience
Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience within a technical domain
Knowledge of different project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile in a software development setting
Familiarity with using JIRA as project management tool
Experience managing outsourcing teams a plus
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.