With around 500 staff, EA Hyderabad is home to both a dynamic business operation and a rapidly growing studio. The studio is home to talented and passionate individuals from India, as well as from the rest of the world, to come and work on varied domains. Hyderabad is India's fifth largest city and a growing hub for IT and Biotechnology. The country is experiencing significant technological growth, and it also has a distinct and wildly popular culture - as evidenced by the success of the "Bollywood" film industry. Combine a zest for advanced technology and a passion for high-concept entertainment, and you can see that India has great potential to become a giant in the global gaming industry.
EA's Hyderabad location is home to an important EA studio with teams from 3 major global business units: EA Mobile, Central Development Services (CDS) & Global Finance.
The Mobile studio develops original mobile games and adapts games for a variety of mobile handsets. Mobile gaming is the fastest growing of all gaming platforms, with a readily installed user base of millions of mobile phone handsets across the world. EA Mobile leads the games industry in developing a host of the world's most popular mobile phone games including Tetris, FIFA, Need for Speed, SimCity Stories, Harry Potter, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR, Block'd, The Simpsons, Casino Blackjack, Pictionary, Scrabble, The Sims, and Skate, to name but a few.
CDS India works with EA studios & QA teams in Canada, USA, Europe & Asia on a wide range of next generation game projects for Xbox 360, Sony PS3, Nintendo Wii & PC. The team is made up of talented Software Engineers and QA Engineers who share a common passion for making games better. Setup in June 2008, the team has grown steadily since and is continually expanding its range of activities. This team of young professionals is led by an experienced management team in a highly informal but professional atmosphere where creativity and innovation are strongly encouraged. At EA, people are expected to be bold, accountable and think quality first. EA India provides an environment where one can learn and grow while working and playing hard. The CDS India team has worked on multiple instalments of major franchises such as FIFA, Need for Speed, Sims, NBA, NHL, Skate, NCAA, Spore, The Godfather & Army of Two.
And finally, Global Finance is a key and critical support group within EA that delivers and supports services covering Accounting/ Audit, Planning & Analysis, Investor Relations as well as Tax/ Treasury. In Hyderabad, we have a Global Finance Services Centre with a vision to support various activities of Global Finance from a shared location. For now the charter for this center is to provide services for Financial Planning & Analysis, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Accounts Receivable/ Credit & Collections and Payroll.