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Eng 4, Prodt Dev Engineering at Comcast (Philadelphia, PA)

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.

Data engineering and data science skills combined with the demands of a high volume, highly-visible analytics platform make this an exciting challenge for the right candidate.

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

As a Data engineer in Comcast dx, you will research, develop, support and deploy solutions using real-time and batch distributing computing architectures. You will also employ your skills to build data pipeline and deliver insights into customer on a strategic key initiative for improving the customer experience. The dx data engineering team is a fast-moving team of world-class experts who are innovating in end-to-end delivery. We are a team that thrives on big challenges, results, quality, and agility.

Who does the data engineer work with?

Data engineering is a diverse collection of professionals who work with a variety of teams ranging from other engineering teams whose software integrates with analytics services, service delivery engineers who provide support for our products, testers, operational stakeholders with all manner of information needs, and executives who rely on data to make decisions.

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

Develop systems capable of delivering data pipeline for improving customer experience processing millions of events, providing both a real time and historical view into the customer behavior metrics. Design collection and enrichment system components for quality, timeliness, scale and reliability. Work on high performance real-time data stores and a massive historical data store using best-of-breed and industry leading technology. Design, develop, and apply advanced statistical methods and Machine Intelligence algorithms.

Where can you make an impact?

Comcast dx is building the core components needed to drive the next generation of data platforms and data processing capability. Building data products, identifying trouble spots, and optimizing the overall user experience is a challenge that can only be met with a robust data architecture capable of providing insights that would otherwise be drowned in an ocean of data.

Success in this role is best enabled by a broad mix of skills and interests ranging from traditional distributed systems software engineering prowess to the multidisciplinary field of data science.


-Lead development for new data pipelines

-Analyze massive amounts of data both in real-time and batch processing utilizing Spark, Kafka, and AWS technologies such as Kinesis, S3, ElastiSearch, and Lambda

-Prototype ideas for new tools, products and services

-Employ rigorous continuous delivery practices managed under an agile software development approach

-Raise the bar for the Engineering team by advocating leading edge practices such as CI/CD, containerization and TDD

-Enhance our DevOps practices to deploy and operate our systems

-Automate and streamline our operations and processes

-Troubleshoot and resolve issues in our development, test and production environments

Here are some of the specific technologies we use:

-Spark Core and Spark Streaming


-AWS services including EMR, S3, Lambda, ElasticSearch

-Tableau, Kibana

-Avro, Parquet

-MemSQL, Cassandra, MongoDB

-Java, Scala

-Git, Maven, Jenkins


-Hadoop (HDFS, YARN)

Skills & Requirements:

-5-8 years of Java experience, Scala experience a plus

-Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science, Statistics or related discipline

-Experience in software development of large-scale distributed systems including proven track record of delivering backend systems that participate in a complex ecosystem

-Experience with real-time data pipelines and components including Kafka, Spark Streaming

-Proficient in Unix/Linux environments

-Test-driven development/test automation, continuous integration, and deployment automation

-Excellent communicator, able to analyze and clearly articulate complex issues and technologies understandably and engagingly

-Great design and problem-solving skills

-Adaptable, proactive and willing to take ownership

-Keen attention to detail and high level of commitment

-Thrives in a fast-paced agile environment

Location: Philadelphia, PA

About Comcast dx:

Comcast dx is a result driven engineering team responsible for the delivery of multi-tenant data infrastructure and platforms necessary to support our data-driven culture and organization. dx has an overarching objective to gather, organize, and make sense of Comcast data with intention to reveal business and operational insight, discover actionable intelligence, enable experimentation, empower users, and delight our stakeholders. Members of the dx team define and leverage industry best practices, work on extremely large scale data problems, design and develop resilient and highly robust distributed data organizing and processing systems and pipelines as well as research, engineer, and apply data science and machine intelligence disciplines.

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer

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