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Development Director / Program Manager

Vancouver, Canada | Electronic Arts

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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As a DD / PM, you will lead and motivate the team and ensure a focus on good Agile development practice. You will help craft and manage development process, including project and capacity planning, progress tracking, and team-wide collaboration and communication.


Project Planning and Management

Coordinate with engineering stakeholders and product owners to prioritize projects

Determine the resource requirements to meet the project goals

Evaluate and resolve dependencies and establish success criteria

Successfully deliver projects using Agile development in a distributed development environment

Manage and track development tasks, and communicate progress against committed deliverables

Estimate the impact of change requests on project schedule, budget, and resources

Ensure support issues and other plan interrupts are resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner

Team and Process Management

Dotted-line manage software engineering teams (in partnership with Engineering Manager)

Monitor workload and recognize extra effort

Drive departmental planning (i.e. resource planning, sprint/program increment planning etc.)

Devise and assist in implementing process improvements across groups and advocate for the team.

Skills and Experience

5+ years of project management experience in a high tech company

Experience in various project management methodologies such as Agile and Waterfall

Experience with distributed development across multiple locations

Strong negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills

Effective communication skills across all levels of an organization

Bachelor’s degree

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