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Comcast Corporation

Eng / Ops Engineer, VACT / VIPER (R338249)

Telecommunications

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Littleton, Colorado, United States

Comcast’s Technology, Product & Experience 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. We offer a flexible working environment to balance the need to work independently wherever you choose, with days that require collaboration at one of our offices. Our roles primarily reside inside or around one of our Tech Hubs (Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs, Denver, Austin, Silicon Valley, Washington DC/N. Virginia). Some roles can work virtual full-time if they are not near a Tech Hub, but that is dependent upon the needs of the position and amount of collaboration required.

Job Summary

As a member of the 24/7 Video Acquisition and Compression Technology team for Comcast, you will be instrumental in leading the strategic direction of the physical technical space that is used to deliver video to the entire Comcast footprint. The VACT team is a new, small and fast-moving team of world-class experts who are innovating in end-to-end video delivery in a 24/7 environment. We are a team that thrives on big challenges, results, quality, and agility. You would be a part of the team that delivers video in every format to the end user – from cDVR, to QAM delivery as well as TV Everywhere (OTT). To ensure that you have the tools to do your job effectively, we make sure that you have full access to the latest real-time and offline analysis tools in our state of the art facility.

Job Description

As a member of the Video Acquisition and Compression Technology team, you are instrumental in delivering groundbreaking video distribution technology. You will be provided with an opportunity to work with the top video and network technology vendors in the world as Comcast focuses on being the 1st in the industry to deliver the latest and greatest experience to our customers. To ensure that you have the tools to do your job optimally, we make sure that you have full access to the latest and greatest tools and test equipment in our innovative facility.

Are you passionate about digital media, entertainment, and software services? Do you like big challenges and working within a highly motivated team environment?

As a member of the VACT team for Comcast, you will be instrumental in leading the strategic direction of the physical technical space that is used to deliver video to the entire Comcast footprint. The VACT team is a new, small and fast-moving team of world-class experts who are innovating in end-to-end video delivery. We are a team that thrives on big challenges, results, quality, and agility. You would be a part of the team that delivers video in every format to the end user – from cDVR, to QAM delivery as well as TV Everywhere (OTT). To ensure that you have the tools to do your job effectively, we make sure that you have full access to the latest real-time and offline analysis tools in our state-of-the-art facility.

Who does the Eng / Ops Engineer work with?

An Eng / Ops Engineer on the Video Acquisition and Compression Technology Team will work with a variety of on-site vendors that have a technical presence in our facilities. We provide Tier 3 operations support to the 24/7 Technical operations teams and work closely with the network engineering and operations teams.

What are some exciting problems you’ll be working on?

In this role, you will have exposure to any and all issues that can arise within the Video Acquisition and Compression Technology team. We are the team that is instrumental in solving complex video and networking issues that come in from anywhere, whether escalated from a customer, or from other teams within Comcast that we partner with.

Where can you make an impact?

You’ll be working with the most creative minds in Comcast to roll out the video delivery infrastructure that will power the next generation of television. Success in this role is characterized by a higher speed to market, with fewer customer-facing defects and outages.

Responsibilities:
  • Uses in-depth engineering skills and knowledge to craft and solve complex video and data transmission systems that include video compression, fiber optic, RF, and IP distributions.

  • Creates system architecture, design and specifications within engineering projects and initiatives.

  • Recommends new resources to management and uses resources to solve complex video and data problems.

  • Ability to multitask and manage numerous projects simultaneously.

  • Focus on flawless planning and execution of all change activity.

  • Documents results of applied work processes and practical application of technical standards. Reports results to management. Recommends innovative solutions.

  • Uses resources to solve moderate MPEG and data problems and recommends new resources to management.

  • Acts as an advocate for Engineering and Operations procedures, policies, and processes.

  • Ensures projects are fully integrated into the operations environment including lifecycle problem management from front line operations preparedness.

  • Sets the tone and pace for work performance within project groups and impressionable Engineering staff.

  • Builds data and metric systems to track operational workflows, maintenances, resources and system failures; maintains records of results and feedback. Analyzes data and metrics, identifies problem areas, and provides useful insight to management.

  • Works closely with broadcast and technical operations staff on system design and configuration.

  • Mentors team members.

  • Occasional travel.

  • Provides advanced troubleshooting support when complex issues arise to support operational standards and uptime.

  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.

  • Ability to work nights as needed.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Here are some of the specific technologies we use for Video Distribution:

  • Video Compression.

  • MPEG-2

  • MPEG-4

  • HEVC

  • J2K

  • Audio Compression.

  • Dolby AC3

  • Dolby Digital Plus

  • AAC

  • Knowledge of various telecommunications transport mediums and encryption methods, to include ASI, SMPTE 2022, DS3, OC3, OC48, SDI, DVBS2, DVB, DC2, SA PowerVu and BISS.

  • Adaptive Bitrate Transcode

  • SCTE-35

  • SCTE-20 EIA 608/708

  • ESNI / ESAM

  • Variety of MPEG Analysis Tools

Preferred Skills / Experience / Education
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

  • Field of study focused in Engineering and/or Computer Science.

  • 5+ year’s relevant experience in transmission/distribution engineering and methodology.

  • Strong project management experience

  • Experience with managing Cisco UCS

  • Strong proficiency in VISIO

  • Excellent communication skills

  • CCNA preferred.

  • Multicast experience preferred, but not required.

  • Great design and problem solving skills.

  • Willing to take ownership of problems and see them through to resolution.

  • Comfortable working a fast paced agile environment.

Employees at all levels are expected to:
  • Understand our Operating Principles; make them the guidelines for how you do your job.

  • Lead 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 hardworking learners, users and advocates of our groundbreaking 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 insights.

  • 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.

  • Get 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 an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer.

The VIPER team is an organization within Comcast’s grander Technology Product and Experience organization (TPX) which supports the Product Management, Research & Development, Engineering and Operations for Comcast’s Elite Video Experiences in use by Comcast and Syndicated Partners. We support both legacy QAM Video Delivery and the Next Generation IP Video Platform infrastructure from Content Acquisition to the Player consuming experiences we control the end-to-end Video delivery platforms. These platforms deliver video for live linear, video on-demand and cloud DVR services consumed by more than 20 million customers both in-home and out of home on stb’s, connected tv, mobile and desktop products.

Education

Bachelor's Degree

While 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 Experience

5-7 Years

Salary:

Pay Range: $78,410.79 - $117,616.18

Comcast intends to offer the selected candidate base pay within this range, dependent on job-related, non-discriminatory factors such as experience.

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 [Register to View] on our careers site for more details.