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Cloud Solutions Architect

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

Job Description:

Comcast's Technology, Product & Experience 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. Because our employees are our most valuable asset, we offer a flexible working environment to balance the need to work independently wherever you choose, with days that require collaboration at one of our offices. Our roles primarily reside inside or around one of our Tech Hubs (Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs, Denver, Austin, Silicon Valley, Washington DC/N. Virginia).
Job Summary
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. We are currently seeking a Principal Architect in the Xfinity Solutions Architecture team with experience in cloud platforms and video streaming to enable and improve our products and platforms propelling our video streaming and aggregation businesses. As an architect in the XSA team, you will proactively lead the collaboration and engagement with engineering teams to deliver cutting edge and innovative solutions based on architectural best practices and drive the solution roadmap You will work with other architects, product management, business stakeholders, and engineering teams to build technical full-stack solutions around all aspects of our platform, including content metadata and discovery, application management and aggregation, monetization, and advertising. On any given day you will be crafting and documenting architectures for new features, products, and processes; socializing and promoting those architectures, design patterns, and best practices; Taking product ideas from Product Management and adding architectural guidance to distill requirements, leverage existing systems across domains, and generally help bring those ideas to life; Discovering, researching, and presenting new technologies that will enhance and improve new and existing systems; Helping balance the needs of Engineering, Product, and Management to deliver cutting-edge and innovative products to the tens of millions of customers using our platform across Comcast, our subsidiaries, and our syndication partners.
Job Description
Core Responsibilities

  • Ensures programs are envisioned, designed, developed and implemented across the enterprise to meet business needs. Collaborate with the enterprise architecture team and other functional areas to ensure that most efficient solution is designed to meet business needs.

  • Ensures solutions are well engineered, operable, maintainable and delivered on schedule. Develops, documents and ensures compliance with best practices including but not limited to the following coding standards, object oriented design, platform and framework specific design concerns and human interface guidelines.

  • Tracks and documents requirements for enterprise development projects and enhancements.

  • Monitors current and future trends, technology and information that will positively affect organizational projects. Mentors team members in relevant technologies and implementation architecture.

  • Contributes to the overall system implementation strategy for the enterprise and participates in appropriate forums, meetings, presentations etc. to meet goals.

  • Gathers and understands client needs, finding key areas where technology leverage is possible to improve business processes, defines architectural approaches and develops technology proofs. Communicates's technology direction.

  • Supervises the project lifecycle from intake through delivery. Ensures the entire solution design is complete and consistent from the beginning and seeks to remove as much re-work as possible.

  • Works with product marketing to define requirements. Develops and communicates system/subsystem architecture. Develops clear system requirements for component subsystems.

  • Acts as architectural lead on project.

  • Applies new and innovative ideas to old or new problems. Fosters environments that encourages innovation. Contributes to and supports effort to further build intellectual property via patents.

  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.

  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Ability to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and overtime as vital.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Additional Job Description

    • Acts as an SME within the XSA team and other functional areas to propose the most efficient solution. Presents solutions to other architects, product, engineering, and management.

    • Acts with an owner-mindset and represents multiple platforms and systems to stakeholders such as the business, legal, and external partner companies

    • Keeps abreast of current and future trends, technology and information that will positively affect organizational projects. Applies and integrates emerging technologies and patterns to new and existing systems architecture where appropriate.

    • Leads development of solution architecture (both tactical and strategic) to advance the company's products, services, systems, and technologies.

    • Leads in the planning and design of new or upgraded systems.

    • Interacts with departments to implement improvements in process.

    • Mentoring in relevant technologies and architecture patterns.

    • Develops, documents and ensures compliance with best practices including but not limited to the following: coding standards, object- oriented designs, cloud-delivery patterns, platform and framework specific design concerns, and human interface guidelines.

      Employees at all levels are expected to:

      • Understand our Operating Principles; make them the guidelines for how you do your job.

      • Lead the customer experience - think and act in ways that put our customers first, give them flawless digital options at every touchpoint, and make them promoters of our products and services.

      • Know your stuff - be hard-working learners, users and advocates of our groundbreaking 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 insights!

      • 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.

      • Get 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.
          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.
          Bachelor's Degree
          While 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 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.

Keywords: Comcast, Philadelphia , Cloud Solutions Architect, Other , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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