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Big Data Engineer - Wayne, PA #6674307

Company: Comcast

Date: 08/14/2019

Category: Computer Hardware

City: Wayne, PA

Comcast Spotlight, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, helps put the power of cable to use for local, regional and national advertisers. It is focused on providing multi-platform marketing solutions to reach audiences most effectively and efficiently. Headquartered in New York with offices throughout the country, Comcast Spotlight has a presence in nearly 80 markets with approximately 35 million owned and represented subscribers.

Comcast Spotlight offers clients easy-to-buy, easy-to-execute options customized around their business goals. We work with clients to provide them with customized, multi-screen media marketing solutions that utilize our suite of products in the way that's best suited to meet their objectives. Our media solutions provide advertisers with the ability to reach, engage and connect with their customers viewing content on any device or screen.


Responsible for architecting and implementing new software and Big Data applications utilizing both AWS and local datacenters. Analyzes, tests, and assists with the integration of new applications. Documents all development activity. Assists with training non-technical personnel. Has in-depth experience, knowledge and skills in own discipline. Usually determines own work priorities. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

Core Responsibilities:

- Architect, develop, and maintain applications and Web Services using Enterprise Java. Write application code, develop user interfaces, create systems and user documentation, test software, and perform other tasks needed to complete projects.-Coordinate with other team members to ensure applications adhere to the standards and structures developed for the organization.

- The ideal candidate will be responsible for architecting and developing the next phase of Big Data applications with complex event processing. This software engineer must possess or be able to attain the skillsets needed work with these technologies. Also, must be able to learn about the advertising sales business while solving problems quickly.

- Collaborates with project stakeholders to identify product and technical requirements. Conducts analysis to determine integration needs.

- Designs new software and web applications, supports applications under development, and customizes current applications. Assists with the software update process for existing applications, and roll-outs of software releases.

- Participates in training representatives and operations staff on internally developed software applications.

- Researches, writes and edits documentation and technical requirements, including software designs, evaluation plans, test results, technical manuals and formal recommendations and reports.

- Monitors and evaluates competitive applications and products. Reviews literature, patents and current practices relevant to the solution of assigned projects.

- Participates throughout the design process and provides input with regards to practices, procedures and techniques.

- Works with Quality Assurance team to determine if applications fit specification and technical requirements.

- Displays in-depth knowledge of engineering methodologies, concepts, skills, and their application in the area of specified engineering specialty.

- Displays in-depth knowledge of, and ability to apply, process design and redesign skills. Presents and defends architectural, design, and technical choices to internal audiences.

- Displays knowledge of, and ability to apply, project management skills.

- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

- 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.

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent, Field of Study: Computer Science, Engineering


- AWS Services (EC2, EMR, Spark, Dynamo DB, Kinesis, Athena, Lambda, API Gateway, ECS, etc.)

- Hive, Drill, Spark, Map Reduce, Pig, Sqoop, Oozie, and other Hadoop ecosystem components

- Spring

- Bootstrap, Angular, Backbone and other JavaScript frameworks

- High performance systems a plus

- Experience in a Cable, Telecom, or a Media company a plus

- 5 years related experience

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer

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