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Development Director

Vancouver, Canada | Electronic Arts

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 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 they play an important role in successfully moving the development team from one project phase to the next while maintaining quality, collaboration and communication. You will partner with producers to ensure that they are managing the project on time, to quality, and within budget.


To be considered for this role, you need the following:


Leadership/Management:


Build and evolve a cohesive team; identify resourcing needs, provide challenges and developmental opportunities to ensure that all employees reach their potential.

Develop working relationships with immediate team and those outside of the immediate team that have an effect on the completion of the project

Manage employees across multiple disciplines within a single project team

Communicate with project team and coordinate considerations with external partners

Participate in the hiring process to ensure qualified hires are available to meet project requirements

Provide constructive feedback throughout the year to team members and guide their career development and progression

Create inclusive environment and quickly address any conflict on the team


Execution:


Establish and assign specific tasks from defined project goals and achieve project deliverables through managing team at a project-level (e.g. Franchise-wide level);

Assess and mitigate risk for assigned scope

Partner 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


Requirements:


Minimum of 6 years project management or team leadership experience;

Education requirement University degree Bachelors or equivalent professional experience;

Communication across all levels and organizations.

Experience in project management methodologies such as Waterfall and Agile

Able to work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment.


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