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Development Director

Vancouver, Canada | 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 manages a variety of disciplines including artists, designers, software engineers, QA and other production staff. DD's are the keepers of the project schedule and play a vital role in successfully moving the development team from one project phase to the next while ensuring a strong focus on quality, collaboration and communication. They must partner closely with producers to ensure that they are managing the project on time, to quality, and within budget

To be a successful candidate for this role, you need to be great at:


Builds and evolves effective team; identifies resourcing needs, provides challenges and developmental opportunities to ensure that all employees reach their potential.

Builds and maintains effective working relationships with immediate team and those outside of the immediate team that have an effect on the successful completion of the project

Provides line management to employees across disciplines within a single project team

Maintains regular communication with project team and coordinates dependencies with external partners

Participates in the hiring process to ensure qualified candidates are available to meet project requirements


Establishing and assigning task objectives from defined project goals; achieving project deliverables through managing team at a project-level (e.g. Franchise-wide level);

Proactively assessing and mitigating risk for assigned scope

Partnering with production to manage scope and quality 

Project management:

Establish an overall project schedule based on the individual task estimates for production

Determine the resource requirements to meet the task requirements

Establish a project budget, determine task dependencies, and assign tasks to team resources as appropriate 


Minimum of 8 years project management or team leadership experience;

Education requirement University degree Bachelors or equivalent professional experience;

Effective communication skills across all levels and organizations.

Experience in various project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile

Ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment.

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