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Principal Cloud Platform Engineer 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.

Job Description

Platformengineering and cloud excellence 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 likebigchallenges and working within ahighly-motivatedteam environment?

As aPlatformEngineer indx Data Experience team, you will research develop,support and deploy solutions using real-time distributed computing architectures.Our mission is to enable many diverse users with the tools and information to gather, organize, make sense of Comcast data, and make it universally accessible to empower, enable, and transform Comcast into an insight-driven organization. Thedxbig dataorganization is afast-moving team of world-class experts who are innovating in end-to-end data delivery. We are a team that thrives onbigchallenges, results, quality, and agility.

Who does thePlatformengineer work with?

PlatformEngineering is a diverse collection of professionals who work with a variety of teams ranging from other software engineering teams whose software integrates with analytics services, service delivery engineers who provide support for our product, testers, operational stakeholders with all manner of information needs,and executives who rely ondatafor data-based decision making.

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

Develop solutions capable of processingmillions of events per second and multi-billions of events per day, providing both a real time and historical view into the operation of Comcast'swide array ofsystems. Design collection and enrichment system components forquality, timeliness,scale and reliability.Work on high performance real time data stores and a massive historical data stores usingbest-of-breed and industry-leading technology.Build platforms that allow others to design, develop, and apply advanced statistical methods and Machine Intelligence algorithms, fostering self-service capabilities and ease of use across the entire Technology, Product, Xperience (TPX) organization landscape and beyond!

Where can you make an impact?

The dx Teamis building the core components needed to drive the next generation ofdata 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 robustdataarchitecture capable of providing insightsthat would otherwise be drowned in anoceanof 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 platforms

-Build capabilities that analyze massive amounts of databothinreal-time and batch processing

-Prototype ideas for new tools, products and services

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

-Ensure a quality transition to production andsolid production operationof the platforms

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

-Enhance our DevOps practicesto deploy and operate our systems

-Automate and streamline our operations and processes

-Build and maintain tools for deployment,monitoring and operations

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

Here are some ofthespecific technologies we use:

-Spark(AWS EMR), AWS Lambda

-SparkStreaming and Batch

-Avro, Parquet

-Apache Kafka, Kinesis Stream

-MemSQL, Cassandra,HBase,MongoDB, RDBMS

-Caching Frameworks (ElastiCache)

-Elasticsearch, Beats, Logstash, Kibana

-Java, Scala, Go, Python, R, Node.js

-Git,Maven, Gradle, Jenkins

-Rancher, Puppet, Docker, Ansible, Kubernetes


-Hadoop (HDFS, YARN, ZooKeeper, Hive)


Skills & Requirements:

-7+years programming experience

-Bachelors or Masters inComputer Science, Statisticsor 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.

-Experienceindata related technologies and open source frameworks preferred

-ProficientinUnix/Linux environments

-Knowledge of network engineering and security

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

-Enjoyworking withdata analysis, data quality and reporting

-Excellentcommunicator, 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

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

About Comcastdx (Data Experience):

dx(Data Experience) is a results-driven, data platform research and engineering team responsible for the delivery of multi-tenant data infrastructure and platforms necessary to support our data-driven culture and organization. We have 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.

Our mission is to enable many diverse users with the tools and information to gather, organize, make sense of Comcast data, and make it universally accessible to empower, enable, and transform Comcast into an insight-driven organization.

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer

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