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Senior Manager GIS Engineering

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Philadelphia, PA, United States

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It, Engineering, Manager, Gis

Posted on
Jun 09, 2023

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Make your mark at Comcast -- a Fortune 30 global media and technology company. From the connectivity and platforms we provide, to the content and experiences we create, we reach hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide. Become part of our award-winning technology team that turns big ideas into cutting-edge products, platforms, and solutions that our customers love. We create space to innovate, and we recognize, reward, and invest in your ideas, while ensuring you can proudly bring your authentic self to the workplace. Join us. You'll do the best work of your career right here at Comcast. (In most cases, Comcast prefers to have employees on-site collaborating unless the team has been designated as virtual due to the nature of their work. If a position is listed with both office locations and virtual offerings, Comcast may be willing to consider candidates who live greater than 100 miles from the office for the remote option.)

Job Summary

The Technology, Product, Experience (TPX) organization works at the intersection of media and technology and our innovative teams are continually developing and delivering products and next-generation technologies that transform the customer experience. The Comcast Network and CONNECTivity (CONNECT) organization is a highly agile, fast-paced, dedicated group at the forefront of change focused on innovating, building, and operating the best in class, most reliable access network for our customers.

Job Description

Overview of the Role:

As the Senior Engineering Manager - GIS Platforms, your role will be to provide strategic leadership and technical expertise in the development, implementation, and management of our core GIS platform, ESRI. You will manage a team of GIS engineers and analysts, collaborate with team members, and drive the successful delivery of complex GIS projects. Our team's mission is to provide configurable, interactive tools that empower our users to make meaningful business decisions and useful processes based on our in-depth knowledge of the physical and logical plant topology; the person filling this role will be critical to achieving our ambitious, business critical mission.

Core Responsibilities:

Creates and maintains a system of metrics and reporting standards to measure and report the real-time results of workflow and practical application of technical standards.

Analyzes results of metrics and reports to determine effective work processes and standards and identify flaws. Develops and enacts solutions to work process and standards flaws.

Maintains knowledge of industry standards and emerging technologies and procedures.

Directs the daily and overall performance of department projects. Delegates responsibilities when necessary. Ensures projects are completed on time and within the given budget and in accordance with company standards.

Manages direct and dotted-line reports. Acts as a resource for technical and workflow issues. Mentors and guides staff, ensuring access to ongoing training programs, policies, operational procedures and guiding them in building their technical and communications skills.

Makes business-impacting decisions at the beginning level.

Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

Bachelor's or Master's degree in GIS, Geomatics, Computer Science, or a related field.

Extensive experience (8 years) as a GIS Engineer or GIS Developer, with a solid focus on ESRI technologies.

Demonstrable experience in a managerial or leadership role, with a track record of successfully delivering complex GIS projects.

Expert-level proficiency in ESRI software suite, including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, and related tools.

Advanced knowledge of spatial databases, data models, and geospatial analysis.

Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, with the ability to provide innovative solutions to complex GIS challenges.

Superb communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical team members.

Demonstrated leadership skills, including the ability to motivate and inspire a team, drive collaboration, and foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

Proven project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.

Strong business sense and understanding of organizational goals, with the ability to align GIS initiatives to support strategic objectives.

Job Responsibilities:

Team Leadership: Provide strong leadership to a team of GIS engineers, guiding and mentoring them in project execution, technical skills development, and career growth.

Strategic Planning: Develop and implement the strategic vision for GIS initiatives, aligning them with organizational goals and industry standard processes.

Project Management: Oversee the planning, execution, and delivery of large-scale GIS projects, ensuring attention to timelines, quality standards, and client requirements.

GIS Solution Architecture: Collaborate with team members to understand business requirements, design GIS solutions using ESRI software, and define the system architecture and integration points.

Technical Expertise: Possess deep expertise in ESRI software suite, including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, and related tools. Stay updated with the latest ESRI technologies, trends, and emerging GIS technologies.

System Implementation: Lead and oversee the installation, configuration, and customization of ESRI software products, ensuring optimal system performance and integration with existing systems.

Data Management: Develop and implement robust data management strategies, ensuring data integrity, standardization, and compliance with industry standards and regulations.

Collaboration and Stakeholder Management: Collaborate with multi-functional teams, partners, and clients to gather requirements, provide technical insights, and ensure effective communication and alignment throughout the project lifecycle.

Quality Assurance: Establish and enforce quality control processes and standards to validate GIS solutions, data accuracy, and system performance.

Research and Innovation: Stay abreast of emerging GIS technologies, industry trends, and standard processes, and drive innovation within the GIS team to enhance processes, tools, and methodologies.

Budget and Resource Management: Manage project budgets, allocate resources effectively, and optimize resource utilization to achieve project goals.

Risk Management: Identify and mitigate potential risks and issues related to GIS projects, proactively addressing challenges to ensure successful project delivery.

About the TEAM:

Our GIS engineering team is part of a larger organization charged with building enterprise-wide design, drafting and visualization platforms serving as the source of truth for all ofComcasts'sinfrastructure. Our mission: Build and maintain the core data, platforms, and tooling to empower our users toself servewith targeted, meaningful, engaging, and flexible applications. Comprised of engineers and GIS analysts, we focus on maintaining the ESRI platform, expanding and optimizing its infrastructure, and building map-based visualizations to provide insight and decisioning tools to a number of internal customer personas.

About Our Perks & Benefits:

We are determined to create an environment where our employees feel valued, understand our business goals, and are motivated.

Here's a look at just some of the perks and benefits we make available to our US-based employees:

Medical & Dental

401(k) Savings Plan

Generous paid time off

Life Milestones - from adoption assistance, childcare resources, pet insurance, and more, Comcast supports you at all life stages.

Courtesy Services - We offer all of our full-time employees in serviceable areas free digital TV and internet.

Discount tickets for Universal Resorts, including theme park tickets and onsite hotel rooms.

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Reasonable Accommodation:

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer.


This information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.

Comcast is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.


Bachelor's Degree

While possessing the stated degree is preferred, Comcast also may consider applicants who hold some combination of coursework and experience, or who have extensive related professional experience.

Relevant Work Experience

7-10 Years

Base pay is one part of the Total Rewards that Comcast provides to compensate and recognize employees for their work. Most sales positions are eligible for a Commission under the terms of an applicable plan, while most non-sales positions are eligible for a Bonus. Additionally, Comcast provides best-in-class Benefits. We believe that benefits should connect you to the support you need when it matters most, and should help you care for those who matter most. That's why we provide an array of options, expert guidance and always-on tools, that are personalized to meet the needs of your reality - to help support you physically, financially and emotionally through the big milestones and in your everyday life. Please visit the compensation and benefits summary ( on our careers site for more details.

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