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Development Director (Contract) - Maxis

Company: Electronic Arts
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition Number:175043Position Title:ContingentExternal Description:Welcome to Maxis, home to tinkerers, craftspeople, & storytellers. Our drive is to inspire everyone to make a better world through creative play. As the developer of the Sims, we create games and experiences for millions of people around the world and are always looking for new ways to inspire our players. Maxis is a place where you can do what you love and help others grow while doing it; a place where your unique voice can be heard and seen. We put creativity and inclusivity at the core of our work and don't settle for seeing the world only as it is but strive to build a world as it could be. Read on to see how you can join our team and dream big.You will be reporting to a Development Director.Job Summary:Location: Remote North America - open to most North America locationsA Maxis Development Director helps drive our team through our milestones to deliver on features, implementations, and builds, all while being mindful of our scope and capacity, as well as our long-term deliverables. - As a DD, you will partner with producers, craft directors and peers to ensure that the project is delivered to spec, on time, to quality, and within budget. - DDs will also manage members of the development team, helping them grow their careers and skills within the studio.Responsibilities: Guide the delivery of features across your team:Clearly communicate deliverables and scope and capacity to the teamWorking on roadmap planning with craft leads, and aligning with team leadership to establish time and targetsRun sprint and milestone planning meetingsProactively identify and escalate risks and concerns about targets for features and milestones.Create and help drive alignment around mitigation strategies to de-escalate risks.Drive and support hiring for your team; help define roles and responsibilities. Work with recruiting and internal studio managers, and participate in interviews to build your team.Help build, improve, and drive processes across our project management tools; planning, scope/capacity tracking, tool and plugin testing, and establishing best practices.Help establish and cultivate Team Culture going forward; be a leader that embodies the values of the studio influencing how we create, develop, and work as a team.Manage a team providing career growth, feedback, and reviews across several disciplines.Foster an engaging, fulfilling, trusting and fun working environment that is inclusive and diverse.Qualifications:Experience with JIRA and using it for Agile and waterfall methodologies for task tracking.Able to define and maintain scope and capacity for your team and map out those details into deliverables.Comfortable with developing a project and taking ownership with the ability to guide and adapt processes to meet the needs of the project.Ability to drive and maintain the partnership with Production and Design to achieve agreement on priorities amidst the needs of the project and our deadlines.People management experience in career growth & skills development.City:State:Remote?:1Community / Marketing Title:Development Director (Contract) - MaxisCompany Profile:Electronic Arts is the leading interactive entertainment company, powered by innovative technology. We create incredible experiences for millions of -players around the world. But what matters most is our people who inspire us, and the world, to play. -As we bring new forms of entertainment to people around the world, we need creative, collaborative, diverse and adaptable people to keep making Electronic Arts better.EEOText:About EAWe exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams' careers. We put our people first, and we make sure they're taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn't end at the workplace-we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we're doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We're looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers-people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren't just keeping up-we're staying ahead of the game.Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.Date Opened:2022-08-01 22:06:10.17EEO Employer Verbiage:About EAWe exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams' careers. -We put our people first, and we make sure they're taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn't end at the workplace-we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. -Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we're doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We're looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers-people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren't just keeping up-we're staying ahead of the game.Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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