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Welcome to Maxis, home to tinkerers, craftspeople, & storytellers. Our focus is to inspire everyone to make a better world through creative play. As the developer of The Sims, we create games and experiences for millions of people around the world and are always looking for new ways to inspire our players. Maxis is a place where you can do what you love and help others grow while doing it; a place where your unique voice can be heard and seen. We put creativity and inclusivity at the core of our work and don't settle for seeing the world only as it is, but strive to build a world as it could be.

You will be part of the reimagining of The Sims that players know and love. The Sims is one of the top selling PC game franchise of all time and The Sims 4 is by far our most successful Sims game. We have 65 million registered players of the base game. To date, The Sims 4 has shipped over 50 content packs and countless base game feature and quality of life updates. The Sims 4 continues to transcend being “just a game” and continues to be a positive force in people’s lives while occupying a unique creative space in the game industry. We're excited you're interested to learn more about how you can join our team and dream big. For more information about The Sims, follow @TheSims on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, like The Sims on Facebook, visit newsroom and tune into Behind The Sims on Youtube for the latest news and updates.

Location (Remote/Hybrid): Vancouver, Toronto preferred; open to most Canada locations.

What a Development Manager - LifeCycle Ops does at EA:

As the Development Manager for the LifeCycle Ops team, You will be reporting to the group's Lead Development Director. You will be responsible for project schedules and coordination between main partners like Producers, Brand and Marketing, Data Analyst and Product Managers to implement Live operations strategies to increase performance in Acquisition, Engagement and Retention.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Interface and collaborate with creative, production, business and technical operations to manage timelines for launches, main menu updates, experiments that are following the product roadmaps.

  • Collaborate with project partners to establish schedules, define and track progress of team’s deliverables and coordinate dependencies with external partners.

  • Partner with production to navigate priority changes, manage scope and quality to implement deliverables.

  • Determine the resource requirements to meet the tasks and project requirements and provide regular status reporting regarding release plans.

  • Collaborate with partnering teams to surface and address risk for the team.

  • Run meetings such as stand-ups and sprint planning to keep the team align and moving forward.

  • Work with subject matter experts of your team and ensure all workflow is clearly defined, processes are documented, and staff trained in expectations on the workflow.


  • Minimum of 2 years of project management or team leadership experience in a software dev environment.

  • 1-2 years experience managing a fast pace Live Service team.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, with the ability to juggle multiple priorities.

  • An understanding of interdisciplinary dependencies associated with Live Service teams.

  • Experience in different project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile

  • Effective in a collaborative team environment.

  • Familiarity with JIRA and Airtable

  • 1-2 years people management experience is a bonus.

  • Education requirement University degree Bachelors or equivalent professional experience

Ceci ne s’applique pas au Québec.


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 $96,400 - $133,900 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.