Comcast Senior Principal Engineer, Lead Network Services Integration Architect in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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. 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.


Looking for IT candidates with enthusiasm for new and innovative IT technologies wanting join Comcast's fast-growing Product Development Engineering team! The Product Development team guides the creation of new products and services for our expanding Comcast Business market.

This position is for the Lead Architect focused on the development and integration of managed and virtualized network services (WiFi, Firewall, UTM, Analytics, etc) into the new Comcast Business ActiveCore SDN platform.

Candidate is responsible for researching, designing, planning, developing, and/or evaluating new, advanced technologies by translating customer requirements or strategic business objectives into final product design.

Works with engineering, marketing, customer service, and engineering support to develop detailed design, project plans, and product launch.

About You

  • Proven technology skills, outstanding interpersonal abilities, and strong written and verbal communication
  • You know how to listen, ask questions, build consensus and solve ambiguous problems
  • Comfortable presenting to senior leadership
  • Enjoy mentoring
  • Open to working with other members of cross-functional teams, joint ventures, third party vendors and Product Managers and Marketing teams to deliver quality products, in a timely fashion, that meet defined requirements
  • A self-motivated individual with drive, enthusiasm and can-do attitude coupled with the ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to work under minimal supervision, and able to support other team members
  • Able to work under pressure with changing priorities
  • Likes to analyze and interpret complex problems or processes, identify and understand requirements, and develop alternate solutions
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Ability to work variable schedule(s) as necessary

Core Responsibilities:

- New technology validation and prototyping

- Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization (SDN/NFV) ecosystem development and vendor management

- Strong Architectural Leadership in areas of applications, virtualization, network and security with SDN/NFV working experience; preferably a blend of data networking (including managed WiFi), cloud virtualization, and data security technologies

- Knowledge in End-to-End architecture of multiple platforms, including (but not limited to): Cloud/Managed WiFi solutions (such as Ruckus/Meraki/Mojo) and Managed Security Solutions (such as Fortinet/Palo Alto/Juniper firewalls)

- Experience with Service and NFV orchestration (such as ETSI MANO, ONAP, etc)

- Good Virtualization knowledge on Linux/KVM and VMware vSphere

- Experience with Docker and container management frameworks (Kubernetes, Mesos, Rancher)

- Experience with API's and systems integration solutions

- Solid experience with designing and deploying security solutions for Network Access Control and mitigating Cyber-Security Threats

- Deep knowledge and experience with the security stack from companies like Fortinet, Palo Alto and Juniper

- Experience with various forms of Network Access Control, Directory Services and AAA

- Knowledge of web & application filtering tools

- Knowledge of virtual machine-based next-generation firewalls (NGFW)

- Experience with large scale managed Wireless LAN deployments, especially cloud-based WiFi platforms (such as Ruckus, Meraki, Mojo)

- Experience in WiFi backend platforms, analytics and location based services (such as: SPoT, vRIOT, SCI, CMX, MSE, Bloom, Purple, etc)

- Experience in 802.11 WiFi standards

- Provides consultative services within the organization and externally

- Recommends courses of action, technology, technical solutions, long term vision, and vision for future product growth

- Provides leaderships in various manners as an expert in each of the fields

- Develops state-of-the art solutions to maximize on technology and business applications to hence current products

- Translates customer requirements to system (and functional) specifications, providing the key guidance for the design team's functional implementation and User Acceptance Testing (UAT)

- Reviews and plans the organization's long-term technology needs long term based on business goals

- Identifies trends, services and/or capabilities that may be beneficial to product offerings

- Participates consultatively in the testing and certification process as needed

- Contributes to architectural and system design reviews. Contributes to Company's intellectual property in the form of patents

- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Job Specification:

- Bachelors Degree or Equivalent

- Engineering, Computer Science

- Generally requires 15 years related experience

Relevant Certifications


- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

- Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE1-8)

- Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE)

- Juniper Security (JNCIE-SEC, JNCIP-SEC, JNCIS-SEC)

- Ruckus Wireless Solutions Engineer (WiSE)

- Ruckus Wireless Certified Associate- SE (RWCA-SE)

- AWS Certified Solutions Architect / Developer Associate / DevOps Engineer Professional

- DevOps Foundation Certification

- Continuous Delivery Architecture (CDA)

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



The above 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

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