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Scrum Lead (Video Platforms)

Company: NBC Universal
Location: Englewood Cliffs
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:


NBCUniversal's Video Platform team owns the video supply chain which delivers content to traditional playout distribution and streaming services worldwide. The Scrum Lead will collaborate with product owners to develop and prioritize a roadmap supporting the Enterprise Application portfolio. The successful candidate will possess a strong background in workflow management, Agile systems, and methodologies. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess a strong grounding in Enterprise management systems and be conversant with DevOps tools and methods. This individual will be responsible for ensuring the team follows agile values and principles.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team, organization, and coaching the team to higher levels of maturity, at a pace that is sustainable and comfortable for the team and organization
  • Serve as Coach and Mentor within the organization to facilitate adoption & maturity
  • Work between the product manager and internal & external teams, guiding the organization on how to use Agile/Scrum practices and values to delight customers
  • Working with product managers to generate new, improved, or unique solutions and embrace new ideas to sustain and/or expand our organization, focusing on continuous improvement as well as new innovations, including deliverables and release deadlines
  • Facilitating scrum, sprint planning, sprint demo, and retrospective meetings to facilitate teams to increase creativity while improving efficiency
  • Achieving specific milestones through accurate forecasting and providing deliverables in an iteration while tracking and removing any impediments
  • Facilitating getting the work done without coercion, assigning, or dictating the work
  • Facilitating discussion, decision making, and conflict resolution, while guiding the team on how to get the most out of self-organization
  • Coaching software engineers on engineering best practices and non-functional features
  • Assisting with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and radiating information
  • Ensuring that a Scrum team lives by the practices and rules of Scrum and its value
  • Define key quantitative and qualitative SCRUM/KPI's


  • Bachelor's degree in Software Development, IT/IS Management, Engineering or equivalent experience required
  • Minimum 5-year experience in a role demonstrating strong technical, quantitative, and analytical skills
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a Scrum Lead or part of a high-performing Scrum Team
  • Expertise in the SDLC process, with a focus on scoping, iteration planning, user story and acceptance criteria writing, rollout management
  • Experience with Jira preferred

Desired Characteristics

  • 3-5 years product or related management experience in development management, gathering client requirements, writing product and/or technical specifications, working with development teams, and managing product roadmaps as well as launches
  • At least 3 years of direct client engagement experience
  • At least 3 years directly managing or developing workflow, Agile, or ITSM management systems
  • Knowledge of Agile methodology and frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.
  • Knowledge about Agile techniques like User Stories, Continuous Integration, ATDD, TDD, Continuous Testing, Pairing, Automated Testing, Agile Games
  • Know about the value of metrics and incremental delivery
  • Expert in estimation and planning
  • Organizes and facilitates the sprint planning meetings
  • Must be able to train individuals and teams in processes and tools,
  • Experience in Infrastructure, or Technology Operations
  • An effective, clear, and friendly communicator (verbally and in writing)
  • Self-driven and resourceful to achieve goals independently as well as work well in groups

Keywords: NBC Universal, Tenafly , Scrum Lead (Video Platforms), Other , Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

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