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Development Director

Orlando, FL, USA | Electronic Arts

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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A Development Director (DD), ensures the delivery of a game feature on time and within budget. The DD oversees the project schedule, hiring, and manages the team to bring to a high standard


Manage a development team which generally consists of Software Engineers, Animators, Artists, and Designers. Work with feature development teams with to lock down requirements and specifications.

Anticipate bottlenecks, provide management escalation, project prioritization, make trade-offs, and guide initial partner deployments.

Identify task-related processes to improve efficiency

Focus on immediate team and identifies team issues and suggests solutions related to execution goals.

Ensure each projects setup meets the specifications with Studio.

Provide regular status reporting and capacity plan updates.

Track and implement project improvement plans to promote team efficiency.

Determine engagement practices: Ensure all workflow is clearly defined, processes are documented, and staff trained in expectations on the workflow.

Mentor individual contributors within project team

Ensure all have professional development plans. Conduct regular one-on-ones.

What skills does EA look for?

An EA Development Director will have at a minimum: 7 years of experience in a software development environment, 5 years Project Management or Project Lead experience, and 2 or more years of leadership experience

Bachelor’s degree in any number of related fields including Computer Science, Game Development, Business

Excellent knowledge of production life cycle, processes and projects planning.

Experience in a Scrum / Agile software development environment.

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Experience working on console development

Experience working with broad teams.

Mediation and conflict resolution skills

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