Development Director

May 04, 2024
Vancouver, Canada
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

Join us in driving the next revolution in games.

We are looking for an experienced people leader who is passionate about driving game quality to lead our EA Sports FC (Football Club) products based in our Vancouver studio.

You will provide leadership for the Quality Verification (QV) department, comprising of management, quality design, engineering, and analytics. We are looking to hire an experienced people manager, who also has vast experience with our game, and the sport of football (soccer). You will be working closely with Production partners to help improve the player experience, and focus on operationalizing our multi year strategy. You will report to the Director of Product, Experiential Quality for FC QV.

Your primary responsibilities will be:

  • Manage planning in all development stages from pre-production, production, launch, and live services.
  • Scope and Capacity Management across QV.
  • Overall project risk management and reporting to FC leadership.
  • Create scenarios and guide the decision-making process.
  • Improve operational effectiveness of team effort by assessing current practices, incorporating new strategies, and increasing predictability.
  • Promote the evolution of QV practices across FC products.
  • Identify opportunities to share practices, tools, and analytics across Vancouver, EA Bucharest and the rest of EA.
  • Effective change management. Change is welcomed as an opportunity to drive strategic, business-impacting change.

Your primary People Management responsibilities will be:

  • Mentor and support other leaders across all disciplines; build and mentor teams.
  • Identify resourcing needs, guide and develop changes to talent, skills and practices to accomplish operational and strategic goals.
  • Coordinate talent management and succession planning.
  • Monitor and evolve talent skill mix, using training and active recruitment plans and strategies.
  • Promote a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Experiences and Capabilities:

  • 5+ years of project management or team leadership experience.
  • 3+ years of experience managing people, including managing managers.
  • 3+ years of experience leading and growing large multi-discipline teams.
  • 3+ years of experience with automated testing.
  • 1+ years experience with Continuous Delivery or Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • Understand software quality assurance and software development lifecycle practices.
  • Experienced FC player, and love of football.
  • Education requirement: University Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience.



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 $115,100 - $161,200 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.
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