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Engineer 5, Data Platform Engineer at Comcast (Philadelphia, PA)

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.


Responsible for promoting the use of industry and Company technology standards. Monitors emerging technologies/technology practices for potential use within the Company. Designs and develops updated infrastructure in support of one or more business processes. Helps to ensure a balance between tactical and strategic technology solutions. Considers business problems "end-to-end": including people, process, and technology, both within and outside the enterprise, as part of any design solution. Mentors, reviews code and verifies that the object-oriented design best practices and that coding and architectural guidelines are adhered to. Identifies and drives issues through closure. Speaks at conferences and tech meetups about Comcast technologies and assists in finding key technical positions.

This role brings to bear significant cloud experience in the private and public cloud space as well as big data and software engineering. This role will be key in the re-platforming of the CX Personalization program in support of wholesale requirements. This person will engage as part of software delivery teams and contribute to several strategic efforts that drive personalized customer experiences across product usage, support interactions and customer journeys. This role leads the design and implementation of self-service data ingestion and self-service analytics platform using big data technologies.

Core Responsibilities

-Enterprise-Level architect for "Big Data" Event processing, analytics, data store, and cloud platforms.

-Enterprise-Level architect for cloud applications and "Platform as a Service" capabilities

-Detailed current-state product and requirement analysis.

-Security Architecture for "Big Data" applications and infrastructure

-3rd party vendor analysis and management.

-Ensures programs are envisioned, designed, developed, and implemented across the enterprise to meet business needs. Interfaces with the enterprise architecture team and other functional areas to ensure that most efficient solution is designed to meet business needs.

-Ensures solutions are well engineered, operable, maintainable, and delivered on schedule. Develops, documents, and ensures compliance with best practices including but not limited to the following coding standards, object oriented design, platform and framework specific design concerns and human interface guidelines.

-Tracks and documents requirements for enterprise development projects and enhancements.

-Monitors current and future trends, technology and information that will positively affect organizational projects; applies and integrates emerging technological trends to new and existing systems architecture. Mentors team members in relevant technologies and implementation architecture.

-Contributes to the overall system implementation strategy for the enterprise and participates in appropriate forums, meetings, presentations etc. to meet goals.

-Gathers and understands client needs, finding key areas where technology leverage is possible to improve business processes, defines architectural approaches and develops technology proofs. Communicates technology direction.

-Monitors the project lifecycle from intake through delivery. Ensures the entire solution design is complete and consistent from the start and seeks to remove as much re-work as possible.

-Works with product marketing to define requirements. Develops and communicates system/subsystem architecture. Develops clear system requirements for component subsystems.

-Acts as architectural lead on project.

-Applies new and innovative ideas to old or new problems. Fosters environments that encourage innovation. Contributes to and supports effort to further build intellectual property via patents.

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

-Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary.

-Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


-Demonstrated experience with "Platform as a Service" (PaaS) architectures including strategy, architectural patterns and standards, approaches to multi-tenancy, scalability, and security.

-Demonstrated experience with schema, data governance and message metadata stores

-Demonstrated experience building Data Driven applications.

-Demonstrated experience with 3rd party software vendor relationships, vendor evaluation, vendor quality audits, and contract negotiation.

-Demonstrated experience with private cloud infrastructure both OpenStack and VMWare.

-Demonstrated experience with public cloud resources such as AWS.

-Hands-on experience with Data Flow processing engines, such as Apache NiFi

-Working experience with Big Data platforms (Kafka, Hadoop, DynamoDB, RedShift etc.)

-Demonstrated experience with cloud automation technologies including Ansible, Terraform etc.

-Working knowledge / experience with Linux, Java, Python.

-Product Management experience highly desired

-Staff/People Management experience highly desired

Education Level

- Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent

Field of Study

- Engineering, Computer Science

Years Experience

-11+ years in Software Engineering Experience

-4+ years in Technical Leadership roles

-1+ years in Cloud Infrastructure


Comcast is an EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace.


The above 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 an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer

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