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Senior Principal DOCSIS Engineer

Company: Comcast Corporation
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Make your mark at Comcast -- a Fortune 30 global media and technology company. From the connectivity and platforms we provide, to the content and experiences we create, we reach hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide. Become part of our award-winning technology team that turns big ideas into cutting-edge products, platforms, and solutions that our customers love. We create space to innovate, and we recognize, reward, and invest in your ideas, while ensuring you can proudly bring your authentic self to the workplace. Join us. You'll do the best work of your career right here at Comcast. (In most cases, Comcast prefers to have employees on-site collaborating unless the team has been designated as virtual due to the nature of their work. If a position is listed with both office locations and virtual offerings, Comcast may be willing to consider candidates who live greater than 100 miles from the office for the remote option.)Job SummaryResponsible for identifying complex problems across multiple platforms and projects within one or more areas of research and developing algorithms to solve them. Evaluates accuracy and functionality of algorithms and evaluates the overall implications of entire frameworks. Contributes to internal strategy and roadmap for one or more areas of research. Promotes areas of research internally and externally. May present at external meetings. Responsible for overseeing design, implementation and evaluation of future products and applications. Guides multiple engineering teams to successfully deploy and operate products and applications. Provides guidance and leadership to other researchers in developing novel ways to solve problems and discover new products. Collaborates and influences teams and works cross functionally. Integrates knowledge of business and functional priorities. Acts as a key contributor in a complex and crucial environment. Leads teams and projects and shares expertise.Job DescriptionThe Technology, Product, Experience (TPX) organization works at the intersection of media and technology and our innovative teams are continually developing and delivering products and next-generation technologies that transform the customer experience.The Comcast Network and CONNECTivity (CONNECT) organization is a highly agile, fast-paced, dedicated group at the forefront of change focused on innovating, building, and operating the best in class, most reliable access network for our customers.About the Role:Bring a combination of HFC infrastructure, Hardware, Systems Integration Test and modern software expertise to develop, integrate, test, support, and apply your craft to help build the next generation of HFC RF and optical infrastructure and participate in the development of industry-leading network enhancements that will maximize broadband capacity. - Contribute to a team that is building the next generation of 10G DOCSIS 4.0 Full-Duplex Technology increasing capacity and spectral efficiencyResponsible for systems integration, test planning and execution, and lab resource management for cutting edge access network solutions, innovating, and integrating access network technologies across multiple disciplines, all lines of business and constantly seeking to improve the network performance and quality of experience of subscribers.Where can you make an impact?Our team works in a highly technically challenging domain that shapes the future of Comcast that thrives in big challenges, results, quality, and agility. This is a critical role responsible for organizing and leading integration activity for reference designs, proof-of-concept prototypes, release candidates, and verification of generally available production solutions in the lab, trial, and production field deployments. -We are looking for a broad mix of skills and interests ranging from networking skills, Lab Management, Test planning and execution, RF HFC, DOCSIS, and software to engaging cross-domain development teams with systems architecture and DOCSIS subject matter expertise. -Come work with the leading broadband experts who have pioneered the current and future of broadband access technology!What You'll Do:

  • Evaluate and discover network and service design challenges and design innovative solutions to some key HFC challenges with the use of new and optimization of existing network infrastructure. -
  • Lead and collaborate with the R&D team to design and organize testing plans, lab facilities, resources, and execution. -
  • Build lab test systems to evaluate new hardware and software supporting distributed access architecture, specify design and operations guidelines, and support testing and validation teams. -
  • Work with program and operations resources to track and satisfy entrance criteria to execute field trials meeting exit criteria, evaluate results and execute network measurement campaigns. -
  • Frequent meetings/communication with stakeholders to interpret their needs, plan/organize, and discuss progress and results.
  • Develop and communicate goals, strategies, tactics, project plans, timelines, and key performance metrics to reach goals. -
  • Collaborate across teams with an open-minded perspective on new ideas with a creative contribution on new technology, architectures, and operational approaches. Inclusive sharing of ideas and data with all stakeholders. Inclined to act and do whatever is needed to get the job done. -Skills & Experience We're Looking For:
    • Bachelor or Master's degree in the following areas: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or relevant science or engineering disciplines preferred
    • 15+ years working in broadband or wireless telecommunications including HFC and DOCSIS or wireless technologies -
    • Expert level understanding of DOCSIS (3/3.1/4) physical, MAC, and upper-layer protocols including distributed network architectures with Software Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization, and Cloud-Based Systems -
    • Expert level experience with cross-functional hardware and software including RF and embedded systems such as amplifiers, Remote PHY Device CMTS functions, HFC nodes, Digital Pre-Distortion, Echo cancellation -
    • Expert level understanding of RF propagation, amplifier design and operation, and RF planning
    • Deployment, lab, and field trial experience is required -
    • Understanding the Quality-of-Service functionalities -
    • Familiarity with modern software development including Python, Go, C/C++/C#, Java, R, and familiarity with continuous integration and test case automation and development tools and processes such as JIRAAdditional Valued Skills & Experience:
      • DOCSIS 3.1 OSS and PNM collection capabilities and telemetry -
      • Agile -
      • Knowledge and experience in cloud-based systems -About Our Perks & Benefits:We are determined to create an environment where our employees feel valued, understand our business goals, and are motivated.Here's a look at just some of the perks and benefits we make available to our US-based employees:
        • Medical & Dental
        • 401(k) Savings Plan
        • Generous paid time off
        • Life Milestones - from adoption assistance, childcare resources, pet insurance, and more, Comcast supports you at all life stages.
        • Courtesy Services - We offer all of our full-time employees in serviceable areas free digital TV and internet.
        • Discount tickets for Universal Resorts, including theme park tickets and onsite hotel rooms.Learn more at Reasonable AccommodationWe will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.Disclaimer:
          • 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, genetic information, 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 +Salary:Primary Location Pay Range: $182,046.28 - $273,069.42Comcast intends to offer the selected candidate base pay within this range, dependent on job-related, non-discriminatory factors such as experience. The application window is 30 days from the date job is posted, unless the number of applicants requires it to close sooner or later.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 on our careers site for more details.

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