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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
5/30/2016
Job Category:
Project Management
XDI Project Management Fall Co-op
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Electronic Arts | Seattle, WA
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Job Description

Are you interested in project management, global business operations, the world economy, and software development? Do you enjoy working with team members from around the world? Do you keep a personal to-do list or Trello board to stay organized? Then EA's XDI team may be a good fit for you.

EA's External Development Intelligence team is looking for a talented, Project Management Intern to assist with milestone tracking and production prioritization of the development and redesign of XDI's internal website. This website is designed to help the XDI team optimize their workflows so they can remain scalable and nimble as a small, central team supporting all of EA game studios worldwide. As an XDI Project Manager you will be responsible for tracking day to day progress of the website redesign, managing product backlog items, fielding surveys to EA Studio leads to ensure the site is meeting business priorities, attending feedback sessions, documenting feedback, and helping to ensure key milestones are met. EA's XDI team provides external development support to all of EA's game studios. This role will provide the candidates an opportunity to observe how a central team at EA manages for volume, scalability and efficiency. It's all in a day's work!

The successful candidate should have some project management experience (school projects is acceptable). They must demonstrate the ability to stay very organized, juggle multiple priorities, gather requirements, and most importantly, deliver projects on time and budget!

MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Creating work flows, diagrams, and other organizational charts to assist with the development team with in-depth understanding of website requirements.
Manage development milestone progress tracking.
Define, document and prioritize backlog requirements alongside XDI Manager and EA Game Studios.
Attend weekly development stand-ups to document feedback and monitor progress.
Other special projects as assigned.
Help brainstorm new features/functionality for future phases of development.
Work with the XDI team and Marketing Manager to build the XDI portal community and social features.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

1+ years project management or comparable academic experience.
Strong communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of management
Degree focused on production, project management, engineering management, or related disciplines.
Demonstrated interest in global business operations/world economy (demonstrated by coursework and/or previous work experience or internships).

ABILITIES & COMPETENCIES

Sharp, analytical, and thoughtful.
Incredibly organized.
Has sound judgment and thoroughly thinks through problems to come up with solutions.
Takes initiative, doesn't wait to be asked and plans efficiently while avoiding analysis paralysis.

As an equal opportunity employer, EA is committed to creating and maintaining a work environment that is free from unlawful discrimination. All hiring and other 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 or veteran status. Jurisdictions where EA candidates and employees are located may also prohibit consideration of other factors in employment decisions. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA develops, markets, publishes and distributes video game software and content that can be played by consumers on a variety of platforms, including video game consoles, such as the PLAYSTATION 3, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii; personal computers (PCs), including the Macintosh; handheld game players, such as the PlayStation Portable (PSP) and Nintendo DS, and wireless devices, such as cellular phones and smart phones, including the Apple iPhone. The Company's products for videogame consoles, PCs and handhelds are delivered on physical media (disks and cartridges) that are sold at retail stores and through mail-order (packaged goods products). Some electronically delivered content and services are add-ons or are related to its packaged goods products (add-on content or matchmaking services); while other games, content and services that it offers, such as games for wireless devices, and Internet-only games, are available only through electronic delivery.