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Sr. Software 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.

Job Summary:

The Senior Software Engineer in the CPE SW Platform Engineering group provides technical leadership across Video CPE products and technologies. The individual in this role will be responsible for building highly performant and efficient HTML5 / JavaScript application for the browser running on a Set top box and in building IPTV media players in Javascript to most efficiently consume IP Video streams delivered to the CPE device using adaptive streaming protocols such as DASH/HLS.This role also needs the evaluation of new products/features, and drives new feature and product initiatives into the Quality Assurance organizations and Operations and will be looked to as the SME in web browser and IP Video player space.

The role requires strong leadership and solid communications skills. The Engineer position requires the ability to work with Product Managers to define product requirements, provide direction to the Product Development engineering team, and drive the product through development and testing.

The ideal candidate would have 6+ years of hands on development experience in embedded devices using HTML/JavaScript in a browser environment. The candidate will also have experience working with various JavaScript based framework such as Angular, Node.js, Reach etc. The candidate would also need to have hands on experience in C/C++ programming language. A proven track record in delivery execution under aggressive schedule demands and competing priorities is a must. Experience working with open source community and agile development is highly desirable.

The Engineer must be able to work with cross-functional team members to identify tasks, drive development, and serve as technical interface to vendors, RDK community partners and open source community to drive technology into our products.

Key Responsibilities:

- Work with cross-functional teams, third party vendors, and company product managers to define product specifications / technical requirements, and provide leadership in delivering quality products in a timely fashion

- Keeps current with technological developments within IP Video and web browser industry. Monitors and evaluates competitive applications and products and constantly strives to build best in class solutions for our customers

- Provides technical leadership throughout the software life cycle process and guidance with regards to practices, procedures, and techniques. Serves as a guide and mentor for junior Engineers

- Communicate with stakeholders including development teams, operations, product and Sr. Leadership as required


- At least 4 year's software development experience with a recent focus on browser platforms on embedded devices

- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field; Masters degree in Computer Science preferred

- Strong programming language skill in HTML5/ JavaScript and C/C++ in embedded environment

- Excellent understanding ofWebkitbrowser and Media handling

- Experience working with various JavaScript framework such as Node,js, Angular, React etc.

- Experience with a variety of scripting languages such as Bash and Python

- Experience with web video application development using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

- Knowledge about FFMPEG, DASH-BMFF, HLS, MPEG2 TS and DRM such as PlayReady, Widevine etc is a plus

- Well-versed and proficient with networking technologies and protocols

- Proficient in Unix/Linux environments

- Strong design and problem solving skills

- Excellent written and verbal communication

- Fast learner with a strong desire to learn

- Team player comfortable working in a fast paced agile environment

- Regular, consistent and punctual attendance

- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer

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