SunnyvaleRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Sunnyvale jobs

Principal Engineer

Company: Comcast
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Job Description:

Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the worlds 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 Summary

Are you passionate about predicting, then building the future? Do you enjoy discovering new technologies, and then mastering them?

Comcast NBCUniversal crafts incredible technology and entertainment that connects millions of people to the moments and experiences that matter most. Within our TPX (Technology Product Xperience) organization, Comcast Labs serves as “the science of Comcast”. We’re a lean, focused group of ceaselessly curious, multidimensional engineers and researchers, based in Philadelphia, Denver, and Silicon Valley, with a broad range of domain expertise. Our work is to identify, investigate, and characterize technologies across the breadth of products and services we offer, that will surprise and delight our customers — whether residential or commercial.

Responsible for identifying complex problems within an area of research and developing algorithms to solve them. Evaluates accuracy and functionality of algorithms and evaluates the overall implications of entire frameworks. Responsible for overseeing design, implementation and evaluation of future products and applications. Guides engineering teams to successfully deploy and operate products and applications. Develops novel ways to solve problems and discover new products, provide guidance and leadership to other researchers. Collaborates and influences team members and collaborates cross functionally. Deciphers tasks into functional components and delegates to other members of the team. Integrates knowledge of business and functional priorities. Acts as a key contributor in a complex and crucial environment. Leads teams and projects and shares expertise.

Job Description

As a Principal Engineer on the Comcast Labs team, you will investigate trends in science and technology and characterize promising areas that may craft the future of our company, often by leading hands-on research and development! In pursuit of those efforts, you may work with forward looking product development teams, early-phase startups, established industry leaders, and external scientific entities. You’ll be working with the best and brightest minds in Comcast leveraging technology for use in our next generation of products, services and business ventures! Our team has led efforts in the areas of arti?cial intelligence, signal processing, extended reality, decentralized networks and user interface design, to name a few.

Ideal candidates will be comfortable with: Low-power SoC boards, AI, ML, Data Science, Client/Server, Autonomous Robotics and IoT.

Location & Travel

  • The strongly preferred location for this position is at Comcast’s offices in Sunnyvale, CA.
  • Occasional travel may be required.

Responsibilities

(As applicable, depending on skills & qualifications.)

  • Core responsibilities:
  • Keep current with technological developments within the industry. Monitor and evaluate competitive products.
  • Collaborate with project stakeholders to identify product and technical requirements, and analyze to determine integration needs when required.
  • Analyze, evaluate and validate relevant technologies to produce prototypes, visualizations, and documentation describing approach, findings, lessons learned / best practice guidelines, and recommendations.
  • Act as technical contact and liaison for outside vendors and/or customers.
  • Present and defend architectural, design, and technical choices to internal and external audiences.
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
  • Specific responsibilities:
  • Prepare, summarize and defend technical reports and presentations that characterize new technologies and their potential applications.
  • Develop, test and support experiments with new functionality and behaviors within experimental and/or mainstream application platforms and frameworks.

Core Responsibilities

  • Guides the successful completion of high profile, revenue impacting programs. Serves as a leader to others for specific technologies and/or areas of research.
  • Develops technical solutions to high profile, revenue impacting and complex problems within an area of research.
  • Determines the technical requirements for an application or platform. Leads the design and implementation of applications and platforms within a specific area of research, partnering with the product team and other stakeholders through development. Conducts studies to support product or application development.
  • Develops specifications, technical requirements, algorithms and frameworks of custom designs for future products and applications.
  • Tests and evaluates solutions presented to the Company by various internal and external partners and vendors. Completes case studies, testing and reporting.
  • Researches, writes and edits documentation and technical requirements, including evaluation plans, confluence pages, white papers, presentations, test results, technical manuals, formal recommendations and reports. Creates patents, API's and other intellectual property. Presents papers and/or attends conferences, as well as displaying leadership in these areas.
  • Develops technical solutions to high profile, revenue impacting and complex problems.
  • Determines the technical objectives of an assignment. Leads the design of prototypes, partnering with the product team and other stakeholders through development. Conducts studies to support product or application development.
  • Organizes and maintains resources. Researches, writes and edits documentation and technical requirements, including evaluation plans, confluence pages, white papers, presentations, test results, technical manuals, formal recommendations and reports. Creates patents, API's and other intellectual property. Presents papers and/or attends conferences, as well as displaying leadership in these areas.
  • Represents the work team and organization as the prime technical contact on assigned projects.
  • 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.

Desired Skills & Qualifications

(The ideal candidate will embody many if not all of these skills & qualifications.)

  • Passion for "hands-on" exploration of emerging technologies.
  • Ability to learn new technical subjects and skills quickly, and to retain that knowledge as needed.
  • Innate drive to push beyond familiarity and comfort to achieve mastery recommended.
  • Professional and polished communications skills, adaptable to internal and external audiences, and able to clearly articulate complex issues and technologies. Significant public presentation experience a plus.
  • Ability to give and receive professional feedback to create a safe, comfortable working environment (Situation-Behavior-Impact framework familiarity a plus).
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic and diverse environment, advancing defined goals without constant management.
  • Scheduling flexibility to coordinate work with collaborators in other time zones when needed.
  • Willingness and ability to take ownership of problems and see them through to resolution.
  • Comfort working with new concepts and little history to draw from. Ability to create and pursue direction where none previously existed.
  • Candidates must possess a strong working knowledge of Linux variants
  • 5+ years new technology or product engineering (hardware and/or software) experience.
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related studies. Outstanding equivalent work experience may be considered.
  • Strong math skills. Extraordinary design and problem-solving skills.
  • Significant contributions to widely used frameworks (e.g. open / community source) a plus.
  • Python experience a must.
  • TensorFlow, Docker and machine learning model generation strongly preferred.
  • OpenCV experience recommended.
  • C / C++ experience recommended.
  • HTML / Javascript familiarity a plus.
  • Objective-C / Swift (iOS) and/or Java (Android) a plus.

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 an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer.


Education

Bachelor's Degree

Relevant Work Experience

10 Years +


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 compensation and benefits summary on our careers site for more details.

Keywords: Comcast, Sunnyvale , Principal Engineer, Other , Sunnyvale, California

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category
within


Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest California jobs by following @recnetCA on Twitter!

Sunnyvale RSS job feeds