Development Manager (Temporary) - Ridgeline Games

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Saturday, October 14, 2023

Development Manager (Temporary) - Ridgeline Games

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Requisition Number:180773
Can this position be remote?: No

We are a global team of creators, storytellers, technologists, experience originators, innovators and so much more. We believe amazing games and experiences start with teams as diverse as the players and communities we serve. At Electronic Arts, the only limit is your imagination.

Development Manager (Temporary) - Ridgeline Games

Ridgeline Games is focused on building rich narrative campaigns with memorable characters and powerful experiences all in the Battlefield universe. We are building a new studio in the Seattle area composed of leaders and talent with a vast array of AAA game dev experience. Our diverse team, who have a voice in making great games together, are passionate about telling new stories and taking players on an incredible journey.

Role Overview: We are looking for an experienced Development Manager who is passionate about both process and gaming to provide daily production leadership to areas in one of our teams. This is a six month contract opportunity.

Responsibilities: As a Development Manager, reporting to the Development Director, you are accountable for the day to day facilitating of the team’s tasks, time, and resources.  You are also responsible for supporting the team by:

  • Tracking and communicating progress while striving for transparency
  • Building and maintaining team schedules for the project and milestones
  • Identifying and reporting risks and developing mitigations for them
  • Resolving roadblocks for the team to enable them to do their best work
  • Guiding continuous team improvement through retrospectives and motivation

 

Qualifications:

  • Passion about managing creative teams
  • 2+ years of experience working as a project/team manager
  • 2+ years of experience working in creative tech environment; AAA game development ideal
  • Understanding of various development methodologies, Agile/Scrum/Kanban/Lean/Waterfall
  • Experience releasing at least one game/product while in a project/team management role
  • Background in Computer Science, QA Leadership, Production or equivalent
  • Experience with various tools, e.g. Jira, Hansoft, Perforce, MS Office, etc.
  • Understanding of the complexities and requirements of game production and how to manage them
  • Willingness to provide hands on support to elevate the team’s productivity
  • Experience working with internal and external teams
  • Possession of many conflict resolution tools
  • Comfortable talking across all levels of an organization
  • Ability to know the status of your project and can visualize that status for any audience
  • Ability to motivate and inspire the team

About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

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