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Comcast Senior Software Dev & Engineering - C/C++ in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Job Summary:

The Senior Software Engineer in the CPE SW Platform Engineering group provides technical leadership across Video CPE products and technologies. The individual in this role will be responsible for building and enhancing the browser platform for embedded devices and IPTV media player platform to most efficiently consume IP Video streams delivered to the CPE device using adaptive streaming protocols such as DASH/HLS. This role also needs the evaluation of new products/features and drives new feature and product initiatives into the Quality Assurance organizations and Operations and will be looked to as the SME in web browser and IP Video player space. Solid working knowledge of HTML5/JavaScript is highly desirable as the browser platform is an execution environment for HTML/JavaScript based web applications.

The role requires strong leadership and solid communications skills. The Engineer position requires the ability to work with Product Managers to define product requirements, provide direction to the Product Development engineering team, and drive the product through development and testing.

The ideal candidate would have 6+ years of hands on development experience in embedded devices using C++. The candidate will also have experience working with HTML / JavaScript and knowledge of JavaScript based frameworks such as Angular, Node.js, React etc. is much desirable. A proven track record in delivery execution under aggressive schedule demands and competing priorities is a must. Experience working with open source community and agile development is highly desirable.

The Engineer must be able to work with cross-functional team members to identify tasks, drive development, and serve as technical interface to vendors, RDK community partners and open source community to drive technology into our products.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Work with cross-functional teams, third party vendors, and company product managers to define product specifications / technical requirements, and provide leadership in delivering quality products in a timely fashion

  • Keeps current with technological developments within IP Video and web browser industry. Monitors and evaluates competitive applications and products and constantly strives to build best in class solutions for our customers

  • Provides technical leadership throughout the software life cycle process and guidance with regards to practices, procedures, and techniques. Serves as a guide and mentor for junior Engineers

  • Communicate with stakeholders including development teams, operations, product and Sr. Leadership as required

  • 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) as necessary.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Employees at all levels are expect 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 and diversity

  • Do what's right for each other, our customers, investors and our communities

Job Specification:

  • Bachelors Degree or Equivalent

  • Engineering, Computer Science

  • Generally requires 7-11 years related experience

Technical Requirements:

Experience working as senior engineer in leadership role

  • At least 6 year's software development experience with a recent focus on IP Video and/or browser platforms on embedded devices

  • Experience as a developer lead, working alongside other contributors.

  • History leading successful triage and resolution of field issues

Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Comfortable creating and delivering presentations including design proposals, status updates, and metrics analysis

  • Work with other teams – Product, Quality Assurance, Partners, Vendors

  • Reviewing, discussing, and implementing requirements

  • Able to provide input on architecture and APIs

Strong programming language skill in C/C++ in embedded environment

  • Crash, memory leak, and error handling analysis

  • Experience with multithreading, IPC

  • Good sensibilities for logging and readable code

  • Experience optimizing code and profiling

Domain Knowledge – IP Video

  • DASH/HLS manifest/fragment structure

  • Understanding of related concepts: buffering, adaptive bitrate

  • DRM systems such as OpenCDM, PlayReady, Widevie, AES-128

  • Familiarity with native and/or MSE/EME HTML5 IP Video players

Following a Plus:

  • Experience with web video application development using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

  • GStreamer and/or FFMPEG experience a plus

  • Experience integrating JavaScript/Native code

  • Good understanding of Webkit Browser and Media handling

  • Experience with a variety of scripting languages such as Bash and Python. Well-versed and proficient with networking technologies and protocols

  • Proficient in Unix/Linux/OSX environments

  • Strong design and problem-solving skills

  • Fast learner with a strong desire to learn

  • Team player comfortable working in a fast-paced agile environment

  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

  • Experience working with HTML5 / JavaScript and frameworks such as Node,js, Angular, React etc.

  • OpenGL & Shaders

  • Data/Metrics Analysis

  • Experience with Architecture & API design

  • Client Side DAI / Freewheel integrations

  • RDK experience

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer

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