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 Xfinity Mobile team. XFINITY Mobile combines the nation's largest 4G LTE network, covering 98% of the U.S. population with 18 million Wi-Fi hotspots.
As we continue to grow, we are looking for talented, passionate people. A successful candidate will have a strong project management/ Agile Development expertise, ability to wear multiple hats, and a motivation to achieve results in a dynamic fast paced environment.
So, what's it for you? an opportunity to Be your best self: At Xfinity Mobile, we're on a mission to create an innovative, diverse, and fun team that values each employee. We are excited about building innovative products and services to deliver groundbreaking customer experience. Our commitment is to keep our business at the forefront! We are glad you are reading this posting and we will be honored to have you join us in this amazing journey!
A day in the life of the Scrum Master
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
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
Coaches/mentors scrum masters on career growth
Participates in scrum master hiring process
Partners with other scrum masters to ensure cross-team coordination on engineering goals
Works with Senior Manager, Engineering Process to drive Agile Scrum principles, values, behaviors and methodologies throughout the organization
6 years' experience of Scrum Master duties
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Scrum Master certification (CSP/PSM) strongly preferredKnowledge 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.)
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
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
Good presentation skills with the ability to communicate with a broad set of constituencies, both technical and non-technical
Worked on enterprise projects
Understands SAFe framework
Worked in a startup, pre-launched product environment
Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer