Requisition Number: 164073
Position Title: Sr DD
External Description:
We are EA
And we make games – how cool is that? In fact, we entertain millions of people across the globe with the most unique 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 EA Studios Data and Insights group (SDI) brings insights to the entire company with Studio Analytics, Analytics Solutions and Data Science. The SDI is the internal team covering both Engineering & Analytics, driving the most optimized and effective ways of delivering our integrated insights. As we lead strategic programs across the SDI Organization, we are accountable for ensuring the Analytics teams have the tech, tools and collaboration they need to improve our capabilities and effectiveness of delivery.
The Challenge Ahead:
We are looking for a Senior Development Director who will play an important role in our leadership team. You will manage project and resource planning, balance scope with capacity, track progress, implement and improve processes, mentor other Development Directors, and manage risks and mitigation. You are a master of organization, collaboration, and communication. You understand the iterative nature of software engineering and how to empower teams to make a difference. You know how to build healthy, high functioning relationships with vendors. You are a force multiplier for the team.
Responsibilities:

  • Establish the program management process for multiple complex projects, involving multiple different partners, ensure that the process facilitates prioritization, communication, and visibility of progress for all partners.
  • Forecast and align resource capacity for multiple complex projects/teams, identify, escalate, and propose with the support of team leadership opportunities to address skill gaps and build business justifications for additional resources.
  • Oversee the budget for multiple complex projects/teams and partnering with finance to ensure accuracy and compliance
  • Be the point of escalation for conflict management within project teams, help to remove roadblocks or escalate issues to team leadership for resolution before they become impactful.
  • Lead project managers at all levels of the organization to provide feedback and mentorship, ensuring compliance with established processes
  • Establish and maintain change management processes for existing services to ensure that releases and live service issues are triaged, resolved, and that the release process is accurately followed with engagement from all partners.
  • Establishing and maintaining team health standards through team leaders
  • Identifying and implementing process improvement programs across full projects or multiple teams
  • Approving plans, schedules, and status reports across multiple complex projects/teams
  • Anticipating and solving SDI-wide dependencies between the project and external groups
  • Using change management processes to communicate and measure the effectiveness of project-wide change effectively

Qualifications:

  • 8 years working as a project manager, with experience leading multiple distributed scrum teams
  • 5 years of experience working in a Software Development industry, and you have released multiple solutions while seeing them through all phases of the development life cycle.
  • Have experience managing all teams, distributed across multiple different time zones.
  • Have many conflict resolution tools in your tool belt.
  • The ability to talk across all levels of an organization
  • The ability to always know the status of your project and can visualize that status for any audience.
  • Conflict resolutions skills
  • Experience effective management of senior engineering resources
  • Experience delivering live services

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Community / Marketing Title: Senior Development Director
Company Profile:
Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EEOText: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.
Date Opened: 2021-02-01 09:15:40.573
EEO Employer Verbiage:
About EA
At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers.
We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more!
Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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