Director, Software Engineering, Digital Home

Director, Software Engineering, Digital Home

Philadelphia, PA

  • Requisition #: 180792
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Team: Other, Technology
  • Pub Date: 6/1/18

Job Summary:

The Digital Home team is seeking a Director of Software Engineering to lead our Digital Home Application micro services team. This group is responsible for creating micro services supporting Comcast's Home Security, Home Network Management and Internet of Things products. We are passionate about our products, our engineering, and our people! #DigitalHome

In this role, you will directly manage one or more multi-disciplinary teams of software developers and test engineers. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams (management, web, mobile and API developers, UX designers, test engineers, operations engineers, product and business managers) to lead project initiatives for Digital Home applications. You must be a strong technical leader, an independent, critical and analytic thinker, have excellent communication skills and rapidly adapt to changing business and customer demands.


- 5+ years managing software engineers, setting goals and developing career plans

- Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills

- Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle and Agile methodologies

- Knowledge of Continuous Integration and Deployment tools (Jenkins, Ansible)

- Fundamental understanding of HTTP protocol and caching

- Experience with HTTP and RESTful web services

- A strong sense of ownership and responsibility for code quality that follows best practices

- A strong passion for learning and adapting to new technologies


- Directly managing one or more multi-disciplinary Engineering teams (approx. 8-15 Engineers including full time employees, contractors and potentially other managers)

- Managing one or more teams lead by direct report managers.

- Providing regular feedback and coaching regarding both job performance and career development

- Leading the development and release of one or more project across Digital Home applications

- Providing guidance to engineering team and other departments in identifying product and technical requirements, contributing to functional strategy development.

- Ensuring partnership between engineering and product, UX, and other teams

- Partnering with mobile, web and X1 application technical leads to ensure teams follow SDLC processes and conventions, enabling success of applications' release schedules

- Driving strategy and oversees the future development of various Comcast products and services across multiple platforms.

- Leading the evaluation of new and existing development by ensuring customer feedback and best practices are used to evolve and improve.

- Providing direction to keeps teams aligned and on track, without stifling dissent or neglecting needs to adjust course.

- Self-Development via an awareness of one's strengths and weaknesses, and openess to others viewpoints.

- Demonstrating interest in others, encourages adaptive development and promotes a sustainable team culture.

- Regular, consistent and punctual attendance.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


- 5+ years professional experience developing micro services in a web scale environment with high availability.

- Experience managing multi-disciplinary engineering teams

- Programming experience with Java, JavaScript, Python

- Knowledge of source control and code review systems (Github)

- Experience with DevOps, Automated Testing and Continuous Delivery

- Experience leveraging public cloud services (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) and infrastructure

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer

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.

Chris, Network Engineer

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