Development Director

Apr 23, 2024
Hyderabad, Pakistan
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

Title -Development Director

Location – EA, Hyderabad

We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experienced originators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.

About EA India Electronic Arts India, a technology company and video game developer in India, brings together experienced individuals from diverse backgrounds with a shared experience inspiring the world to play. We prioritize your well-being with our great compensation package and benefit programmes, including potential annual performance bonuses and stock awards, and premium healthcare for you and your loved ones. you can also take advantage of our vibrant and dynamic studio facility which includes relaxation spaces, games, and a cafeteria to refuel and recharge.

What a Development Director does at EA

DDs work with their teams to build and maintain project plans and schedules to deliver against Slingshot Studio’s strategic product roadmaps and live service game releases. They play a vital role in successfully moving the team from one project phase to the next while ensuring a strong focus on quality, collaboration, and communication. This role will be responsible for partnering with the Game Team Leadership to plan and facilitate delivery of live service operations, on time, to quality, and within budget.

Leadership & People Management

  • Builds and evolves an effective team; identifies resourcing needs, provides coaching, mentoring and development opportunities to ensure that all employees reach their potential
  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships that have a positive impact on the successful completion of project-based work
  • Maintains regular communication with project teams and coordinates dependencies with external partners

Project Management & Execution

  • Partners with Game Producers, Product Managers, Quality Verification (QV) team and additional Studio partners to manage project scope, quality and live service delivery
  • Establishes a viable Project Plan and Schedule to fulfill the objectives of the product roadmap, determines task dependencies, balances scope, assigns tasks and aligns stakeholders to deliver on defined project outcomes
  • Maintains and optimises team's established scrum ceremonies and development workflows
  • Ensure teams are working towards established priorities and supporting the studio’s strategic goals
  • Proactively identifies, tracks and mitigates risks
  • Drives alignment and efficiency on development best practices and actively contributes to the knowledge base of the DD team within the Studio
  • Gathers and reports project metrics and operational data to develop strategies for project performance improvements and fulfill regular status reporting requirements
  • Ensures project documentation such as Jira and Confluence are up-to-date and reflect the current status of the project

Requirements

  • Minimum of 8 years project management or team leadership experience;
  • Education requirement University degree Bachelors or equivalent professional experience;
  • Effective communication skills across all levels and organizations
  • Experience in implementing and managing various project management methodologies including Agile / Scrum
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment
  • Experience in talent development and career management is desirable

 

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