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Principal Server Engineer - Xumo

Company: Comcast Corporation
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

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 SummaryResponsible for planning and designing new software and web applications. Analyzes, tests and assists with the integration of new applications. Oversees the documentation of all development activity. Trains non-technical personnel. Assists with tracking performance metrics. Provides guidance and support to other Engineers. Integrates knowledge of business and functional priorities. Acts as a key contributor in a complex and crucial environment. May lead teams or projects and shares expertise.

Comcast and Charter Communications will form a 50/50 joint venture that will bring our world-class Flex streaming platform, 4K streaming devices, voice remote and XClass TVs nationwide. You will want to join our innovative team, because together we will develop and offer consumers a next-generation streaming platform, with a world-class user experience and navigation and all the top apps, bringing more choice to the streaming marketplace. Comcast also will contribute XUMO to the joint venture, our free ad-supported service that currently delivers more than 200 unique streaming channels and features hundreds of free content choices.Job DescriptionXUMO is hiring a Principal Server Engineer to join their backend service development team, designing and developing microservices that power our industry leading Free Ad Supported Streaming Television service, available on client devices including Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, Smart TV, iOS and Android.The XUMO server team is responsible for the design and operation of a range of critical core components including media content ingestion systems, integration with proprietary video encoding services, highly available high traffic web service endpoints, recommendations systems and large-scale batch data exports.As Principal Server Engineer you will work closely with other development teams, product management and QA to take product requirements, determine impact and level of effort, propose detailed technical solutions, and implement changes as part of the server backend development team using an Agile/Scrum process.Position is office based in Irvine, CA- 4 days/week & 1 day/week remote.Required experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field
  • 10+ years qualified experience with Java, with JEE and/or Spring, Spring Boot
  • 5+ years Database expertise SQL (e.g. MySQL), NoSQL (e.g. MongoDB)
  • Strong experience with batch processes (e.g. Spring batch)
  • 3+ years Kubernetes (GKE/EKS), working with Docker containers
  • Message queuing services such as RabbitMQ, Kafka
  • Cloud services (Google Cloud/Amazon Web Services)
  • Development of RESTful webservices
  • Proficient in data structures, memory optimization and code performance techniques
  • Data representation formats such as JSON, XML
  • Strong analytics, problem solving and communication skillsDesirable experience:
    • Experience with services utilizing content delivery networks (CDN)
    • Knowledge of Video Encoding / streaming
    • Experience with microservice architectureCore Responsibilities
      • Collaborates with project stakeholders to identify product and technical requirements. Conducts analysis to determine integration needs.
      • Designs new software and web applications, supports applications under development and customizes current applications. Develops software update processes for existing applications. Assists in the roll-out of software releases.
      • Trains junior Software Development Engineers on internally developed software applications.
      • 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.
      • Assists with technical leadership throughout the design process and assists in guidance with regards to practices, procedures and techniques. Serves as a guide mentor for Software Development Engineers.
      • Assists in tracking and evaluating 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.
      • Acts as a technical contact and liaison for outside vendors and/or customers.
      • 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.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 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. Comcast will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law, including the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.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 Experience10 Years +Salary:Primary Location Pay Range: $161,217.37 - $241,826.05Comcast 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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