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Sr. Manager, Core Application Platforms

Philadelphia, PA
Telecommunications (Telecommunications)

Job Description

Business Unit:

The Core Application Platforms (CAP) team is building next generation application building blocks to help other teams with faster delivery of reliable, performant, and scalable software products. As aSr. Managerin the team, you will specialize in managing a team of highly capable software engineers. This is a very hands-on role with deep involvement in architecture, design, coding and testing of the product. You will be responsible for planning, prioritization and execution of development sprints, meeting deadlines and communicating with the highest standards of professionalism.

The Project:

Comcast is in the process of consolidating its software build and delivery solution to a single centrally managed platform. This platform will be used to enable the adoption of best current practices pertaining to the building, testing and deploying of software assets across Comcast's 800+ software development teams. As part of this project your team, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Developing toolsandpluginsto support easy adoption of the delivery platform
  • Advocating forthe adoption of the central delivery platform using a combination of training, documentation and client engagement tasks
  • Operating the central deliverysolutionas a highly available, performant and scalable platform
  • Contributing back to the upstream open source project

We are actively seeking adiverse set of candidatesto join our team. If you're not certain that you're qualified for the position, please err on the side of applying.

The CAP Team:

  • We value usable and working solutions now over a perfect solution later
  • We value using good enough open source software over perfect commercial software
  • We value diversity of opinion over group consensus
  • We value being able to pursue a plan together over everyone agreeing that the plan is the best one
  • We value context and responsibility over management visibility and direction
  • We start from the assumption that someone, somewhere has already figured out a solution to this problem; we value using their results over rediscovering them ourselves
  • We value actively and humbly seeking and appreciating honest feedback over preserving our egos
  • We value making decisions with research and reason over tradition or fear; we are fans of the scientific method
  • We value building it right over building it fast


In addition to the project specific responsibilities, other general responsibilities include:

  • Communicating a clear vision and purpose for the product
  • Providing leadership and guidance to coach, motivate and lead team members to their optimum performance levels and career development
  • Working with business stakeholders to understand their roadmaps and identify critical technical capabilities that need development
  • Partner with other internal Comcast partners in supporting the broad adoption of the product by creating a communications and internal marketing strategy
  • Resisting the accrual of "technical debt" in our systems
  • Supportingproof-of-concept systems or conducting exploratory experiments with new technology
  • Develop and maintain a software development plan that meets the business needs and build a continuous delivery pipeline ofhigh-qualityreleases
  • Coordinate release and sprint planningand conduct daily scrum meeting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years' work experience programming in compiled and scripted languages
  • 2+ years of technical management experience, preferably overseeing a software development team
  • 2+ years working in a team that follows DevOps practices
  • Working knowledge of cloud native application development, testing, deployment and operations
  • Experience with high-scale, high performance and high availability server-sidedevelopment
  • Experience working with Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Track record of successful delivery of software applications as an individual, team leader and/or development manager
  • Solid understanding of algorithm complexity, parallel/distributed systems, advanced data structures, computer networking and operating systems
  • Development expertise in REST/SOAP/JSON API
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field;OR equivalent professional experience.

Job Specification:
- Bachelors Degree or Equivalent
- Engineering, Computer Science
- Generally requires 8-11 years related experience

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