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Development Director

Shanghai, China | Electronic Arts

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Responsible for establishing the project development structure and proactively lead the project team to proceed and improve the process;

Collaborates with game leadership team to setup the project goals and roadmap including scope definition, quality targets and timeframe;

Ensures planned capacity will deliver project on time, quality and budget;

Implement and monitor the cycle of each development process and support team as needed;

Identify, track and mitigate risks during the whole project cycle;

Responsibility for establishing an overall project schedule based on the individual task estimates and dependencies;

Communicating to project stakeholders including oversea partners on status update, resources, schedule, dependencies, risks and processes;

Problem solving over multiple teams across studios;


Creates/adapts communication style and recognition systems to fit team.

Ensures adequate equipment, tools and support are provided for team members;

Enhances personal understanding of the production process and actively offers input;

Provides input for project planning (i.e. resource planning, cost estimates etc.); can facilitate


Manage and develop a team of Development Directors/Managers, work with DDs to ensure that they are tracking to key milestones and are following project best practices.

Work directly with game development team to lock down project engagements, pursue mutual expectation setting and process best practices.

Develop clear team and individual objectives with direct reports and leaders.

Experience and Qualifications

7+ years Project Management experience; 3 years of leadership experience (line management);

Experiences on managing projects in SCRUM;

Strong negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills;

Effective communication skills across all levels of an organization;

Educational background: Bachelors. The ideal candidate should include a Degree in Computer Science or equivalent;

PMP Certification is a plus;

Excellent communication skill in both Chinese & English

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