Comcast Engineer 2 - Engineering Operations (Technology) in Denver, Colorado
Comcast's Technology & Product 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.
The Comcast Technology Solutions' The Ad Platform group is looking for a system engineer with experience in a mixed Linux/Windows Server and cloud/physical environment. Breadth of experience across networking, storage, video, scripting, monitoring, databases is most desired rather than deep experience in only one area. A strong desire and ability to learn new technologies is highly valued. Flexibility is a requirement.
Develops solutions for moderate to difficult systems engineering problems. Given enough time, can solve most problems without sufficient documentation readily available. Makes corrections and adds to documentation as necessary to maintain proper procedures.
Operating Systems responsibilities: Possesses basic familiarity with Operating System internals and can recommend tuning settings.
Storage and Backup responsibilities: Performs backups, recoveries, and restores. Understands SAN/HBA software interaction with OS. Sets up and troubleshoots standard storage functions. Understands storage allocation impact on system performance.
Scripting and Development responsibilities: Develops software in 1-2 modern languages. Creates small-to-medium sized scripts, based on clear requirements and existing architecture/design, to automate common system/application functions.
Networking responsibilities: Installs and configures application software on servers following prescribed instructions. Understands basic layer-4/7 switch functionality and can help troubleshoot problems. Uses knowledge ofnetworking and
Application Technologies responsibilities (Web Servers, J2EE, Applications Servers): Takes application specific tracing/debugging. Examines application logs and looks for specific application errors. Checks application metrics.
Actively participates in problem resolution, using knowledge about systems which are under his or her direct control. Uses a methodical troubleshooting approach.
Proactively works with development to add additional elements to the application to continually improve monitors. Monitors system health and quality on a daily basis and provides appropriate action.
Utilizes time management and project management skills to resolve issues in a timely and organized manner, effectively communicating necessary information.
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.
Experience in Linux (RHEL) and Windows Server system administration in a heterogeneous environment.
Experience with networking concepts and configuration.
Experience with one of more cloud based platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure, VMWare, Google Cloud, OpenStack).
Experience with one or more of the following monitoring techologies or similar (e.g. Splunk, Grafana, Zenoss, DataDog, Senus, Graphite).
Experience with one or more of the following scripting techologies or similar (e.g. Chef, Puppet, Ansible).
Experience with one or more of the following storage techologies or similar (e.g. EMC Isilon, NetApp, Cleversafe).
Experience in the content delivery space (either ad delivery or VOD delivery) and especially with complicated systems solving for content processing and delivery workflows is a major plus.
Experience with maintaining video based software applications solving for video specific applications (e.g. Telestream FlipFactory, Rhozet Carbon Coder, Elemental Encoder, Interra Baton) is a major plus.
Experienced with the Agile/Scrum/Kanban development/ops model using Agile tools (e.g. Jira, Rally).
Experience in a DevOps environment is a plus.
Team player. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with team members.
B.S. or equivalent work experience.
2-5 years related work experience.
Comcast Technology Solutions' The Ad Platform development and engineering teams are responsible for all technical aspects of multiple cloud-based products for delivery of ads for traditional linear video, VOD Dynamic Ad Insertion, IP video, and linear radio. The platform delivers spots in support of Comcast Marketing (the 5th largest advertiser in the U.S.), Comcast Spotlight (the ad-sales division of Comcast), NBC and Telemundo and the Olympics, as well as for a commercial business for delivery of spots from advertisers and agencies of all sizes to all broadcast and cable networks, cable MSOs, and broadcast call-letter stations in North America. In 2017 the platform delivered over 6M spots to over 19k destinations.
Comcast Technology Solutions offers media, communications, advertising and technology businesses access to the latest in networking, content delivery, subscriber experience and digital asset management, proven by an industry leader. Scalable from small independents to global brands, Comcast Technology Solutions' service portfolio helps businesses launch new products and remain competitive through lower up-front investment, improved efficiency and faster time to market. 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 Technology Solutions.
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