Development Director

Jun 25, 2024
Orlando, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work
Development Director I (Game Creation Engineering)
Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in interactive entertainment. We
develop and deliver games, content and online services across platforms. We
have a broad portfolio of brands that span the most popular genres.
We exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game
experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together
accomplished people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We
immerse our employees into an inclusive culture and provide opportunities
for learning and leading that allow our employees to do the most impactful
and rewarding work of their careers. Join us in driving the next revolution in
games.
The Challenge Ahead
This role in the Game Creation Engineering team reports to a Sr.
Development Director. It is a key role in the Game Creation Engineering
team and offers a recognized expert the opportunity to lead the
development of a portfolio of enterprise-wide solutions in support of
Application Lifecycle Management for EA’s video games and central services
teams. You will be involved in all aspects of enterprise software development
working closely and hands on with the development team as well as other
teams as part of Agile run projects to deliver the best quality game
development solutions.
As a Development Director (DD), you’ll be primarily driving collaboration in
planning and execution on our cross-functional game development
applications across the entire EA organization. You will be managing a
partnership with other development leaders and managers. This is a role that
involves a high level of interaction with team members, peers, and
development leadership. DD’s focus on outcomes, solving problems, and
making things work (or work better). You’ll be accountable for leading the
team to meet milestones and quality targets, creating and improving
processes, coordinating with support departments across the company,
tracking and resolving issues, and seeking out opportunities for Continuous
Service Improvement.
Key Responsibilities
 
Lead Agile ceremonies (e.g., sprint planning, retrospectives, backlog
refinement) and enhance Agile development practices within the team.
Oversee team deliveries, including managing risks, dependencies, and
critical paths.
Coordinate tasks across diverse internal and external teams, spanning
multiple locations, time zones, and cultures.
Improve operational effectiveness of team effort by assessing current
practices, incorporating new strategies, and increasing predictability.
Work with the Product Management team to lock down requirements
and specifications.
Able to initiate or implement development process improvements to
achieve efficiencies and to act as a change agent for process
improvements.
Effectivity monitor and adjust capacity plans.
Effectively report progress and status through email or face to face
with leads/managers.

Required Skills
Excellent written and verbal communication and possess strong
emotional intelligence skills.
Ability to think outside the box in a challenging and ambiguous
environment.
5+ years Project Management or Project Lead experience
2+ Experience in a Scrum / Agile software development environment.
In-depth knowledge of software development operations
Ability to plan and execute change through a formalized change
management process.
Undergraduate or graduate degree in Computer Science, Information
Technology or equivalent domain
Experience with Jira a plus
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