Comcast Scrum Master in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the world's best entertainment and online experiences. As a Fortune 50 leader, we set the pace in a variety of innovative and fascinating businesses and create career opportunities across a wide range of locations and disciplines. We are at the forefront of change and move at an amazing pace, thanks to our remarkable people, who bring cutting-edge products and services to life for millions of customers every day. If you share in our passion for teamwork, our vision to revolutionize industries and our goal to lead the future in media and technology, we want you to fast-forward your career at Comcast.

Comcast is looking for a Scrum Master to join our exciting confidential team. As we continue to grow, we are looking for talented, passionate people. A successful candidate will have an established background in developing high volume and highly available services, strong technical ability, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a dynamic fast paced environment.

Responsibilities

Serves as scrum master for two or more development teams

Ensures clear communication and organization of all development team objectives

Identifies and removes impediments to development teams

Protects teams from both internal and external distractions

Supports and educates the Product Owner on scrum best practices, especially with respect to grooming and maintaining the product backlog

Works with stakeholders to ensure user stories are fully vetted and include all necessary requirements and acceptance criteria

Grooms user stories with cross-functional development team on a regular basis

Works with stakeholders and PMO to prioritize user stories and formally plan sprints

Holds regular sprint reviews to demonstrate finished work to stakeholders and celebrate team achievements

Supports a culture of continuous process improvement through sprint retrospectives and metrics analysis

Works with PMO to report sprint status to engineering leadership

Encourages adoption of a truly Agile mindset, including ownership, self-organization and empowerment

Basic Qualifications

4 years' experience in designing, building, and implementing business solutions which may include using information technology. Significant experience in project management, requirements definition and/ or deployment of business requirements to information systems.

3 years' experience in Software Development, Quality Assurance, Business Analysis or Project Management operating in an Agile Scrum environment

2 years' experience as a Scrum Master or equivalent Scrum team role

Preferred Qualifications

Scrum Master certification (CSP/PSM) strongly preferred

Knowledge of other Agile approaches: XP, Kanban, Crystal, FDD, etc.

Applicable knowledge of the technologies used by the team: Jira, Confluence, Slack

Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing

Experience applying a wide variety of well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (example: numerous burndown techniques, numerous retrospective formats, handling bugs, etc.)

Previous experience as a team lead

Proven leadership capabilities in effective negotiation, influencing, conflict resolution, and continuous improvement skills

Excellent coaching and mentoring skills

Understands the fundamentals of iterative development

Understands the fundamentals of software development processes and procedures

Understands the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team

Understands backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition

Embodies the values of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, continual improvement, empowerment, and transparency

Good presentation skills with the ability to communicate with a broad set of constituencies, both technical and non-technical

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressure environment

Collaborative, customer-focused and able to create visible value

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer