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Director of Software Engineering, VIPER PlayerPlatform at Comcast VIPER (Denver, CO)

Comcast's Technology & Product organization works at the intersection of media and technology. Our innovative teams are continually developing and delivering products that transform the customer experience. From creating apps like TVGo to new features such as the Talking Guide on the X1 platform, we work every day to make a positive impact through innovation in the pursuit of building amazing products that are enjoyable, easy to use and accessible across all platforms. The team also develops and supports our evolving network architecture, including next-generation consumer systems and technologies, infrastructure and engineering, network integration and management tools, and technical standards.

Are you passionate about digital media, entertainment, and software services? Do you like big challenges and working within a highly motivated team environment?

We are looking for a director level candidate to lead the Software Development Team to develop, support, and enhance the next generation of IP Video Players. The Player Platform is a high-volume, highly availability SDK that allows millions of customers to watch content, on any device, at any time. The team is a group of highly intelligent and collaborative engineers, and we are looking for someone with passion and a hands-on style to make sure that the team has everything they need to be successful.

Who does the Director of Engineering work with?

The person in this position will lead a highly skilled engineering team developing software for the next generation of IP Video Players. The director will work with other delivery owners, delivery engineers, and technical platform owners to ensure all development meet specifications and requirements.

What are some interesting problems you'll be working on?

The director will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and executive oversight to all aspects of the Software Development and Engineering department's projects and activities. Develops and implements strategies, project standards, and performance metrics. Ensures all applications meet project specifications and requirements. Provides leadership and direction for diverse and complex functions. Contributes to the development of the organization's business strategy. Interprets business strategy and develops organizational objectives to align with this strategy.

Where can you make an impact?

You'll be working with the best and brightest minds in Comcast to while we roll out the IP video delivery infrastructure that will power the next generation of television. Success in this role is characterized by a higher speed to market, with fewer customer-facing defects and outages while delivering video at Comcast scale.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the development of short, medium, and long term plans to achieve strategic objectives that are in alignment with the company's vision and business goals.
  • Leads the Software Development and Engineering team in the development for the next generation of IP Video Players. Oversees implementation initiatives, software updates, and the roll-out of new software releases.
  • Regularly interacts across functional areas with senior management to report on project progress and ensure unit objectives are met.
  • Ability to influence thinking or gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations.
  • Demonstrated leadership and people management skills.
  • Strong communication skills, analytical skills, thorough understanding of product development.
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
  • Other assigned duties.

Skills & Requirements

  • 10+ year's overall experience, including 2+ years' experience in managing projects and development teams.
  • Strong leadership abilities with a track record of delivering exceptional results.
  • Proven hands-on experience in developing and deploying software for a high-volume, highly scalable and fault-tolerant environments supporting millions of users.
  • Experience running agile based development teams, Scrum of Scrums leader, organizing and coordinating various teams.
  • Background in Video Technologies with experience in cloud IP Video Players.
  • Expert knowledge of IP Video delivery formats: HDS, HLS, Smooth, DASH.
  • Expert knowledge of IP Video Digital Rights Management formats: FAXS, Fairplay, PlayReady, WideVine.
  • Experience in different programming languages: Java, C#, Objective C, JavaScript.
  • Experience with Go (golang) highly preferred.
  • Experience developing software for Networking, Web services, HTTP, and TCP/IP.
  • Intensive knowledge of Software Design Patterns.
  • Intensive knowledge of Comcast RDK firmware.
  • Good communicator, excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to analyze and clearly articulate complex issues and technologies understandably and engagingly.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, adaptable, proactive and willing to take ownership.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer

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