We’re Criterion, and we love making games!
Over the last fifteen years we’ve entertained millions of players around the world with our award-winning games. From Burnout & Need for Speed to the critically acclaimed VR mission for Star Wars Battlefront, Criterion have always pushed the boundaries, delivering through technical excellence, world-class game feel and AAA audiovisual quality.
We place enormous value on creative collaboration, fresh ideas, and unique perspectives. Our studio is a healthy mix of industry veterans and newcomers working together to inspire, support, and educate one another. We encourage free experimentation, innovation and exploration very explicitly with regular “off-the-grid” time.
Criterion don’t put people in boxes. Folks here have freedom to navigate their careers the way their hearts take them – we’re not big on labels. Our features are built by teams who choose to work together, actively encouraging cross-discipline crack squads to solve the toughest problems.
The working day has space carved out for everyone to play games – by themselves or together, be they tabletop or videogames, we love them all. Learning from the widest range of experiences makes our own games better.
Over the years, we’ve learned that crunching is flat-out stupid, so we don’t do it.
The Challenge Ahead:
We are looking for someone with deep experience in program management or project management at a senior level, to take a senior role as a production leader. You’ll join our production leadership group as a Development Director and will be a process coach for our dev teams - inspiring, influencing, coaching, and developing the game teams you’ll be working with at Criterion.
We are looking for someone driven to get things done who is organised, enthusiastic and curious.
You will be responsible for ensuring a project has credible plans and the feature teams within the project are set up for success to deliver on them. You will identify gaps in our existing development processes and make recommendations based on your knowledge of Agile best practices.
Your passion to continuously improve project management and delivery practices will shine through. Using your deep knowledge, you’ll have the ability to teach others improved development PM processes and methodologies, across the studio at all levels from Studio Leadership to individual contributors. In addition, you will be accountable for effective and efficient development of the project to meet the delivery of budget, time and quality.
You are passionate about all the following:
What a Development Director does at Criterion:
As a project leader, you will set your own priorities in collaboration with your fellow team leaders but a typical week could include:
Experience and knowledge we are looking for
We are looking for someone who understands the challenges of making complex projects with multi-disciplined, distributed teams and the inherent elements of uncertainty and risk that accompany this.
Preparedness for this role is rooted in:
Not essential requirements but certainly helpful qualities and skills
What’s in it for you? Glad you asked!
We realise it takes world-class people to make world-class games, so we offer competitive compensation packages and a culture that thrives off of creativity and individuality.
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More about our studio: http://criteriongames.com
More about our location: http://careers.ea.com/our-locations/guildford