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Principal Software Engineer (Remote or Onsite)

Company: Comcast
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the worlds 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 Comcast's Connected Living organization is seeking a Principal Software Engineer to join our Platform Engineering and Platform Reliability team. This group develops tools and platforms that are used by developers across connected living to enhance xFi, Xfinity Home Security and Connected living Automation application and services. We are a team of DevOps engineers that have a mix of responsibilities to build tools and platform services on one hand and on the other hand provide 24/7 support for the services we develop. Some of the examples of the work we do are developing an experimentation platform which facilitates feature flagging for applications and services; building a multiplatform API Gateway and Service Mesh to create a consistent platform for modern application communication and networking, L7 traffic management and service-to-service encryption; building an automated application test framework for E2E feature testing; managing the observability platform that provides visibility into system and application metrics and tracing; building a log and events ingestion/transformation/delivery platform for client and backend applications; Cost optimization of services running in public/private cloud environments; to name a few.

Note: We are currently working remotely and will be following a flexible hybrid model in future. This role is also open to fully remote or virtual US-based candidates.
Job Description
Core Responsibilities

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will be a contributor to the team, working on cutting edge technology stacks that impacts and delights millions of Comcast customers.

Job Requirements:
Holds advanced industry technical knowledge in infrastructure engineering, can innovate, and evaluate at a senior level; thinks strategically across one or more technologies.
Functions as a "thought leader", driving solutions through their own and other teams
Has a consistent track record on in-depth technical exposure and successful project delivery including capability to establish and lead all details of architecture.
Has a significant operational impact on their own immediate team mentoring others, leading projects, and functioning as the technical voice of the team, as well as a strong collaboration outside of their team with other groups.
Driving issues to closure: engaging all appropriate resources, leading technical bridges and providing troubleshooting direction. Functioning with great autonomy and independently providing mentorship and recommended solutions to complex technical issues within and outside the team.
Always looking for operational bottlenecks in the workflow and applying engineering practices to eliminate or reduce the bottlenecks with automation or process improvements
Keeps current on cutting-edge technology and educates others on it; can explain complex subjects to a variety of audience as a multi-domain expert.
Take proactive initiative on all projects with a strong sense of ownership; emulates curiosity and innovation, instills trust in others.
Ability to handle rapidly shifting priorities and dependencies.
Great teammate, excellent interpersonal skills and able to successfully articulate technology concepts to both business and technical audience.
Ability to have fun at work while staying productive.
Regular, consistent and punctual attendance.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Technical Skills:
Experience with leading a team from design to inception to support
Ability to comfortably work in a fast-paced agile environment. Requirements change quickly and our team needs to constantly adapt to moving targets.
Solid scripting & development language (e.g., bash, Go, Python, etc.)
Experience with automation software using Ansible, HashiCorp stack and Python and understanding on how to scale applications depending on load
Experience with monitoring systems (e.g. Grafana/InfluxDB, Nagios, Datadog, CloudWatch, New Relic etc.)
Experience building tools for automation (building, testing, releasing, monitoring and alarming)
Experience with IaaS and PaaS providers such as AWS, OpenStack, VMWare etc.
Proficient in Linux command Line, system Administration and good hands-on installing software on Linux platforms
Understanding of containers technologies like Docker & Kubernetes. Hands-on experience with building and running containers on Container Management Platforms.
Some networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP, Firewalls, traffic shaping, and load balancing)
Familiarity with continuous integration/deployment processes and tools such as Jenkins, Concourse etc.
Experience with deploying and operating infrastructure running micro services based platforms and Understanding of cloud deployment methodologies such as immutable deployments, auto scaling, monitoring of instances that come and go

Connected Living Engineers are passionate about teamwork, developing our skills, and creating awesome experiences for customers. We are fortunate to do what we love, every day. Join us!

Employees at all levels are expected to:
Understand our Operating Principles; make them the guidelines for how you do your job.
Own the customer experience - think and act in ways that put our customers first, give them seamless digital options at every touchpoint, and make them promoters of our products and services.
Know your stuff - be enthusiastic learners, users and advocates of our game-changing technology, products and services, especially our digital tools and experiences.
Win as a team - make big things happen by working together and being open to new ideas.
Be an active part of the Net Promoter System - a way of working that brings more employee and customer feedback into the company - by joining huddles, making call backs and helping us elevate opportunities to do better for our customers.
Drive results and growth.
Respect and promote inclusion & diversity.
Do what's right for each other, our customers, investors and our communities.

This 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.

Relevant Work Experience
10 Years +
Base pay is one part of the Total Rewards that Comcast provides to compensate and recognize employees for their work. Most sales positions are eligible for a Commission under the terms of an applicable plan, while most non-sales positions are eligible for a Bonus. Additionally, Comcast provides best-in-class Benefits. We believe that benefits should connect you to the support you need when it matters most, and should help you care for those who matter most. That's why we provide an array of options, expert guidance and always-on tools, that are personalized to meet the needs of your reality - to help support you physically, financially and emotionally through the big milestones and in your everyday life. Please visit the compensation and benefits summary on our careers site for more details.

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