Technical Director

Jan 28, 2024
Vancouver, Canada
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

Technical Director


Role Overview


We Are EA

And we make games – how cool is that? We entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. But making games is challenging work. That's why we employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry.


The Data & Analytics (DnA) function brings both quantitative and qualitative insights to the entire company (including all game teams) through Studio Analytics, Data Engineering and Data Science. We develop and improve our Studio’s data technical capabilities to bring data insights right to the studio partners' fingertips.


The Data Technology team is looking for a hands-on Technical Director with a strong technical background and leadership experience. Reporting to the Technical Director of Data Technology, you will lead our software engineering team in developing our internal developer platform, aimed at enabling data users to create and manage data products more efficiently, transparently, and cost-effectively. This platform will serve as our data infrastructure-as-a-service

 What you’ll do

  • Direct a team of experienced data and software engineers in the design, development, and deployment of our data-centric internal developer platform
  • Foster a collaborative, success-oriented, and accountable environment within the team
  • Mentor and guide team members, facilitating their professional growth and technical proficiency
  • Ensure adherence to established coding standards and robust software engineering practices within the development team
  • Build and maintain trusted relationships with strategic partners and clients
  • Collaborate with infrastructure, architects and product teams to deliver high value solution
  • Manage technical risks and opportunities
  • Participate directly in the coding, testing, and debugging phases of the platform development process
  • Perform code reviews, ensuring the delivery of high-quality, maintainable, and robust code
  • Lead problem-solving and technical decision-making, serving as the primary point of contact for complex technical issues
  • Keep updated with the latest technologies, trends, and best practices in data infrastructure development and integrate them into operations and activities
  • Recruit, motivate, mentor and lead elite data and software engineering team members
  • Communicate effectively to all levels of the organization

 Ideally you have

  • Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent degree
  • Minimum of 8 years of software development experience
  • Minimum of 5 years managing highly technical resources and engineers
  • Ability to translate business concepts into a technical architecture
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and develop roadmaps
  • Passionate about data and technology with focus on customer satisfaction 
  • Excellent personal organization, ability to prioritize, proactively drive projects to completion
  • Experience developing new talent



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 $114,050 - $185,250 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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