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Principal Engineer, Development Center of Excellence at NBCUniversal (New York, NY)

At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It's our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU's vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It's what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

The Principal Engineer, Custom Development Center of Excellence will support software development activities and help formalize development procedures, development operations, and platform strategy. This position is based in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

  • Work in an agile software development team to complete backlog items, working in conjunction with other developers within NBCUniversal and engineers from external companies.
  • Act as scrum master in some projects, identifying and assigning new work for other engineers.
  • Test and create automated tests for your code, ensuring every function, service, and object is compatible with your team's work and with the many systems within the NBCUniversal system portfolio.
  • Act as a development leader, help to formulate best practices and setting up toolsets and procedures for the team, leveraging internally available tools and communicating with other internal development and product teams.
  • Stay up-to-date on new development and platform technologies, make recommendations for the right tool for the job, and take the lead in setting up those tools and training other developers on them.
  • Communicate with business partners around NBCUniversal to understand the needs of the user, and implement those ideas in software.
  • Create documentation for developers as well as business users to help them understand your products.
  • Maintain cloud-based platforms and environments of supported applications, troubleshooting and patching functional issues and data issues in lower or production environments when necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • * Minimum 7 years of related experience in software development, or an equivalent combination of education/experience. * Experience in JavaScript, CSS3 and HTML5, Java, MySQL, Git, and Unix administration.

    * Comfortable working with a variety of languages and technologies, including backend and frontend. * Competent working with service-based application architectures and familiar with various API protocols. * Experience working in story and task-tracking tools for agile workflows. * Experience setting up continuous integration and testing frameworks for development projects (IE Jenkins, Chef, Mocha.js, etc.). * Competent working in secured internal network environments. * Motivated and Self-Starting: able to think critically about problems, decipher user preferences versus hard requirements, and effectively use online and onsite resources to find an appropriate solution with little intervention. * Passionate about writing clear, maintainable code that will be used and modified by others, and able to use and modify other developers' work rather than recreate it. * Hands-on experience managing distributed systems and clusters. * Experience with Docker and container orchestration tools. * Experience with cloudfoundry and serverless technologies. * Experience with distributed messaging services, preferably Kafka. * Able to communicate effectively in a diverse team of varying skillsets and proficiencies. * Able to lead and instruct, or take advice and direction when appropriate. * Effective in-person, written and verbal communication skills. * Experience working in large, multifaceted, and matrixed organizations. * Experience within media entertainment industry. * Collaborative team player accustomed to working within and across groups. * Organized and detail-oriented with ability to manage time effectively. * Ability to translate business process needs into clear technical requirements. * Ability to influence internal and external team members without direct reporting authority. * Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to relate complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences. * Strong character exhibiting company core values: Integrity, Creativity, Teamwork, Pioneering Spirit, Ownership. * B.S. degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field strongly preferred.


    NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.
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