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EA Games Careers – Supervising Technical Director

Electronic Arts

Job Description:

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs, and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sport through industry-leading sports videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, and EA SPORTS UFC .

As a Supervising Technical Director for EA SPORTS Tiburon, you will report to the Senior Producer and contribute as a part of a cross functional leadership team that delivers multiple projects. You will also partner with the studio Head of Technology to improve the strategic roadmap for the studio. You will demonstrate a mix of technical skills, understanding of project and people management, and experience creating, leading, and running live service games.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Audit technical quality of all major project milestones, identifying technical gaps and risks
  • Partner with technical leaders on EA SPORTS technical council to drive technical initiatives.
  • Recruitment, retention and career management of project technical directors and senior engineers.
  • Operate as a strategic partner for EA central teams, such as Frostbite and EA Digital Platform, to ensure central technologies are successfully integrated and there is good collaboration between teams.
  • Guide technical planning and roadmaps for all projects
  • Drive continuous improvement of engineering practices, architecture, tools and workflows.
  • Guide all projects to successful launch and through ongoing support of live services while ensuring technical performance indicators are met.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience leading inclusively.
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent training and professional experience
  • Understanding of memory management, multiple processor use, and runtime optimization.
  • Proficiency with C/C++ and experience with other languages
  • Great conflict resolution skills with a focus on managing performance through mentoring.
  • Experience designing complex software systems and leading them to completion.
  • Experience working with game teams, central teams, and external partners.
  • 4+ years of technical leadership/management experience
  • Experience with Agile development, with a preference towards SCRUM.
  • Experience in one or more major areas of game development and working knowledge of other domains, i.e. AI, Systems, Rendering, Online, or Audio.
  • 10+ years of game industry experience, having shipped at least one title
  • Demonstrated knowledge of good software engineering practices

Job Details:

Company: Electronic Arts

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Sarasota, FL, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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