Development Director - FIFA Software Quality Assurance

Electronic Arts

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Full time

Sep 25

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Development Director - FIFA Software Quality Assurance

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Requisition Number:162485

Date Opened:2020-09-23

Development Directors are the quality owners for a franchise, product and services. They are accountable for the end-to-end quality of the entire product. We’re looking for candidates with experience managing operations teams and leading large-scale projects, with passion for technology. 

You will report to the Senior Development Director.

You will need:

Experience in Operations:

  • Work with partners/partners to improve overall quality by emphasizing quality verification throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Improve the operational effectiveness of the quality verification strategy by understanding current practices and introducing new strategies.
  • Develop working relationships with our partners
  • Partner with external shared service teams to accomplish project requirements.
  • Manage external QA teams.
  • Provide line management to employees across departments within a single project team.
  • Work with project team and coordinates requirements with external partners.


  • Establish and assign task goals from defined project goals; achieve project deliverables through managing team at a project-level.
  • Mitigate risk for assigned scope.
  • Work with partners to manage scope and quality. 

Business Management:

  • Make decisions around the balance between quality/time/cost, and directing the team accordingly.
  • Provide feedback to project budget and budget planning process; follow and track budget.

You should also have:

  • Understanding of project management methodology; can model systems and reports using Excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets), Project, Word, VISIO and other EAC standard tools.
  • Experience managing a project including establishing project plan and project budget, determining task requirements, assigning tasks and implementing operational changes.

Performance Competencies:

  • You can identify/mitigating risks; take appropriate steps to resolve difficulties including changes to work methods, technologies and project schedules.
  • You take ownership and see projects through despite obstacles and difficult circumstances, demonstrating a sense of commitment.
  • You learn quickly and applies new concepts and procedures while dealing with change by asking questions or promoting solutions.


  • 5+ years project management or team leadership experience.
  • Education requirement University degree bachelor’s or equivalent professional experience.
  • Experience with different software development methodologies (such as Waterfall and Agile).


  • Software development managment experience.
  • Familiarity with EA’s sports products.
  • Project management certifications or training.
  • Understanding of Big data systems and pipelines.
  • Understanding of server infrastructure and testing, alongside assessing security risks and using data to identify fraud/illegitimate users would be ideal.

EA 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. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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