Engineer 5, Software Dev & Engineering

With Comcast in Philadelphia PA US

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Posted on January 11, 2019

About this job

Job type: Full-time
Role: System Administrator
Industry: Telecommunications
Company size: 10k+ people
Company type: Public


cloud, automation, clojure

Job description

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Comcast shapes the future at the intersection of media and technology. Comcast provides one of the kind entertainment platform, High Speed Data platform, and Internet of Things services including Home Security services. We create world-class experiences that people love and trust and drive innovation that builds value. We bring millions TV and entertainment, sports and news, communications and home management, theme parks, home security, Voice, and high speed Internet access. Comcast brings to life the best of what's to come. Comcast brings Entertainment, Internet, Voice, and other services to the customers via the largest footprint of networks in the country. 20M+ On-Demand video are streamed daily, 8200 Video and Audio Channels are streamed daily across the country, 167M+ phone calls are made and 153M messages are send daily on our network. Comcast supports more than 800K route miles or network pipeline.

The Cloud Automation and Development team delivers Automation tools and technologies that power Comcast’s industry-leading internal cloud and provides solutions to accelerate development of cloud-based products and services.  We build our tools to enable customers to build and manage their virtual host in the private and public clouds used by Comcast.  We are in many ways an applied research organization: taking cutting-edge technical concepts and delivering them as new capabilities through modern, robust engineering practices. As a Software Engineer, you will be a full-time contributor to the team, having the opportunity to influence design and implementation on a regular basis. On our team, leadership is earned and not appointed; your communication and collaboration skills are just as important if not more important than your technical skills

We are seeking a  Principal Cloud Software Engineer  with a broad technical background and well developed business acumen to help us develop our next generation cloud Automation tools using cutting edge technology.  Our team is driving innovation and our fingerprint is all over the industry.  Come join us! 

Functional Scope

-Producing technical designs and documentation at varying levels of granularity.

-Writing production-quality, tested code.

-Performing code reviews, even of more senior team members.

-Collaborating with peer and stakeholder teams to provide outstanding customer service.

-Working with product development teams to assist them in meeting their business goals through judicious application of Cloud Automation technologies.

-Provides guidance and accepts accountability for the performance and reliability of various cross-platform applications and services, and ensures that failures are restored in a timely manner.

-Develops state-of-the art solutions to maximize on technology and business applications to enhance current products.

-Performance analysis and optimization.

-Planning and design of scalable solutions.

-Serving as an ambassador of Cloud Development & Automation team to the broader technical community, both inside and outside Comcast, via a combination of authorship of technical papers, journal articles, and/or blog posts; and delivering presentations at technical conferences, meetups, user groups, etc.

-Drives issues through closure engaging all appropriate resources. Leads technical bridges and provides troubleshooting direction. Functions with great autonomy and independently provides guidance and recommended solutions to complex technical issues within and outside the department.

-Acts as an advocate for Engineering Operations procedures, policies, and processes. Ensures projects are fully integrated into the operations environment including lifecycle problem management from front line CARE through Engineering.

-Creates data and metric systems to track operational workflows; maintains records of results and feedback. Analyzes data and metrics, identifies problem areas, and provides actionable insight to management.

-Provides input to engineering and vendors on defects and required enhancements. Provides consultative direction and develops long-term objectives and plans. Determines resources, technology, and course of action to achieve results.

-Leads the integration of projects into operations including instrumentation, automation, standardization, and methods/procedures.

-Advocates for internal/external customers' business leads- must influence and drive Comcast executives to make new investments in technology and opportunities. Serves as internal expert within department relative to the most complex development problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.

-Provides functional, team, and program leadership on a regular basis on multiple projects, spanning different engineering disciplines within the organization. Takes the lead on developing new principles and concepts.

Successful candidates for the Principal Cloud Software Engineer position should possess broad experience in many of the following areas:

-8+ years programming experience

-Experience with a variety of scripting languages including Golang, Python, Ruby,

-Experience with Openstack, AWS and Azure

-Experience with container technology like Docker and Kubernetes

-Understanding on how to scale applications depending on load

-Ability to navigate Unix operating systems

-Good communicator and able to clearly articulate complex issues and technologies

-Great design and problem-solving skills

-Willing to take ownership of problems and see them through to resolution

-Comfortable working in a fast-paced agile environment.  Requirements change quickly and our team needs to constantly adapt to moving targets.

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