Project Manager - EA SPORTS

Nov 25, 2022
Vancouver, Canada
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling video game franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs, and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports video games, including Madden NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, and EA SPORTS UFC.

Reporting to a Development Director, a Development Manager (DM) ensures the delivery of a game feature is on time and within budget. You as the DM will oversee the project schedule, hiring, and manage the team to achieve a high standard.

Your Responsibilities

  • Manage a development team which generally consists of Software Engineers, Animators, Artists, and Designers.
  • Anticipate bottlenecks, provide management escalation, project prioritization, make tradeoffs, balance the needs versus technical constraints, and promote initial partner deployments.
  • Focus on the immediate team and identify team issues, and suggest solutions related to execution goals. Identify task-related processes to improve efficiency.
  • Ensure each project setup meets the specifications with Studio with regular status reporting and capacity plan updates.
  • Establish engagement processes to ensure all workflows are clearly defined, processes are documented, and staff are trained in expectations.
  • You will manage professional development plans and conduct regular one-on-ones with direct reports.

Your Qualifications

  • 3+ years of Project Management or Project Lead Experience with production lifecycles, processes and project planning.
  • Bachelor's degree in any number of related fields including Computer Science, Game Development, Business, 3D Arts.
  • Experience in a Scrum / Agile software development environment (Jira, Perforce, and Visio)
  • Experience working with expansive teams, mediation and conflict resolution.
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