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Principal Data Engineer

Company: Comcast
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, helps local, regional and national advertisers use the best of digital with the power of TV to grow their business. It provides multi-screen marketing solutions to make advertising campaigns more effective and easier to execute. Headquartered in New York with offices throughout the country, Effectv has a presence in 66 markets with nearly 35 million owned and represented subscribers. We're dedicated to helping our clients meet their business goals by connecting them with their customers through multiscreen television advertising. Working with companies from local startups to nationwide corporations, we provide support to help each business reach its target customers. By applying data to television advertising in new ways, we're able to bring our clients the best of digital media, coupled with the power of TV. To learn more, check out SummaryResponsible for planning and designing new software applications. Analyzes, tests and assists with the integration of new applications. Oversees the documentation and software best practices of all development activities. Trains and mentors both technical and non-technical personnel. Assists with defining and tracking performance metrics. Provides guidance and support to other Engineers.Job DescriptionCore Responsibilities+ Collaborates with project stakeholders to identify product and technical requirements. Conducts analysis to determine integration needs.+ Designs and oversees new software and web applications, supports applications under development and customizes current applications. Develops software update processes for existing applications. Assists and oversees in the roll-out of software releases.+ Trains and mentors software development engineers on internally developed software applications and software development best practices.+ Oversees the researching, writing and editing of documentation and technical requirements, including software designs evaluation plans, test results, technical manuals and formal recommendations and reports.+ Keeps current with technological developments within the industry. Monitors and evaluates competitive applications and products. Reviews literature, patents and current practices relevant to the solution of assigned projects.+ Provides technical leadership throughout the design process and provides guidance with regards to practices, procedures and techniques. Serves as a guide and mentor for junior level Software Development Engineers.+ Assists in tracking; provides and evaluates performance metrics. Ensures team delivers software on time, to specification and within budget.+ Works with Quality Assurance team to determine if applications fit specification and technical requirements. Tests and evaluates systems, subsystems and components.+ Leads project planning, resourcing, requirement analyzing and defining, detailed designing and deployment of feature or system.+ Presents and defends architectural, design and technical choices to internal and external audiences.+ Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.+ Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and overtime as necessary.+ Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.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.Position Description:The Principal Engineer in Engineering and Data Science will contribute significantly to the team's ability to support advanced advertising initiatives within Comcast. In this role, the individual will leverage advanced skills and experience in gathering and mining structured, unstructured, and transactional data, that will drive advertising insights and strategy across linear, video-on-demand (VOD) and digital platforms. Given the ever-changing industry, the team's projects provide new and innovative opportunities to use big data in ways that support leading edge initiatives. Projects will include: * Analytics in determining effective and efficient advertising, targeting of select segments, and ROI* Applications which perform ETL type functions* Data Quality and Metrics gathering to ensure data reliability* Close collaboration with Data Science team scaling AI/MLThis role encompasses a range of responsibilities, including requirements gathering, coding, developing, and ultimately, analyzing the results. Within this role, the Engineer must be able to work with business leaders to interpret their business objectives and translate those objectives into technical requirements. From there, large data sets may be leveraged from various sources to join and analyze.The role requires significant expertise in:* Mining, joining, and analyzing big data from multiple environments.* Architecting and implementing Big Data applications * Advanced statistical and data mining techniques* Experience scaling and working with ML and AI systems in a production environment* Defining, developing, and documenting standard requirements and methodologies* Integrating business knowledge with technical functionalities.* Providing consultative direction to develop long term objectives to achieving business objectives.* Working with other members of cross-functional team, third party vendors and business partners to deliver quality products in a timely fashion* Understanding key business drivers and applying the knowledge of internal/external business issues to improve products and services.* Anticipating and interpreting customer needs, assessing requirements and identifying solutions.Technical Skills:* AWS, Databricks, Spark, Linux, EMR, Redshift, PostgreSQL* You can work with the command line* Java, Python, ScalaDisclaimer:+ 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.Comcast is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.EducationBachelor's DegreeWhile possessing the stated degree is preferred, Comcast also may consider applicants who hold some combination of coursework and experience, or who have extensive related professional experience.Relevant Work Experience15 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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