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Sr Software Engineer (Data) - Freewheel

Company: Comcast
Location: New York
Posted on: July 22, 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

About FreeWheel FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, empowers all segments of The New TV Ecosystem. We are structured to provide the full breadth of solutions the advertising industry needs to achieve their goals. We provide the technology, data enablement and convergent marketplaces required to ensure buyers and sellers can transact across all screens, across all data types, and all sales channels, in order to ensure the ultimate goal – results for marketers. With offices in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, London, Paris, Beijing, and across the globe, FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, stands to advocate for the entire industry through the FreeWheel Council for Premium Video. For more information, please visit

Job Description

We are looking for a savvy Sr. Data Engineer to join our growing engineering team in New York, New York to design and build a robust set of tools and pipelines to support data ingestion, audience creation, insights, and analytics efforts. You'll manage and optimize our core infrastructure by creating and maintaining data pipelines. You will work with other engineers and product managers to design, implement, and maintain a data ecosystem that delivers actionable insights to make key business decisions. You have technical chops but can also work independently to prioritize issues, work within ambiguity, and manage conflicting deadlines. You are creative, data-driven, results-oriented, and eager to dig into data problems of varying complexities. 

Out data engineering team is responsible for creating the identity data ecosystem to help our clients understand their audiences, get insights and take actions. We build and maintain high-quality data solutions to process terabytes of data on the state of the art cloud-native data platform using AWS. 

In this role, you will

* Support technical designs and implementation for strategic initiatives end to end and working cross-functionally to ensure technical alignment.

* Develop and expand technical solutions to ingest and process terabytes of data from various data sources.

* Manage, improve, and build the next generation of data tools and frameworks, in addition to developing and maintaining data products and infrastructure. 

* Support and troubleshoot data and/or system issues. 

* Collaborate with external teams to identify, troubleshoot, and permanently resolve data quality issues.

* Develop in-house tools to automate common tasks.

* Wrangle huge amounts of data using Apache Spark, Redis, MySQL and other tools to explore new data sets as the business grows.

* Work with languages like Go, Scala, Java, Python, Bash, and SQL.

* Share learnings with wider engineering teams by doing technical demos! We love to show our work and learn from others. :)

* Mentor and provide guidance to junior colleagues and new team members

* Collaborate with the Data Science team, Data Operations team, and Data engineers to translate complex product requirements into working high-quality cloud-native data solutions.


Bachelor's or master's degree in Computer Science or similar field of study

* 3-5+ years of hands-on work in the field of Software development and Big Data. 

* Ability to write good quality code in Go, Scala, Java or Python.

* Experience with CI/CD tools like Terraform, Jenkins, etc is preferred

* You can work efficiently with the Linux command line. 

* Must be versatile and an inquisitive problem solver.

* Excellent communication and writing skills

* Strong skills in SQL and proven experience working with at least one of the major database platforms.

* Extra points if you have an AWS certification, and have worked previously on S3, EMR, Glue, EC2, IAM, Athena, Lambda, and other AWS services.

* Seems like something you might be interested in?  We want to meet you to discuss this exciting opportunity.

Core Responsibilities

  • 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. Develops software update process for existing applications. Assists in the roll-out of software releases.
  • Trains junior Software Development Engineers on internally developed software applications.
  • Oversees the researching, writing and editing of documentation and technical requirements, including evaluation plans, test results, technical manuals and formal recommendations and reports.
  • Keeps current with technological developments within the industry. Monitors and evaluates competitive applications and products. Reviews literature, patents and current practices relevant to the solution of assigned projects.
  • Provides technical leadership throughout the design process and guidance with regards to practices, procedures and techniques. Serves as a guide and mentor for junior level Software Development Engineers.
  • Assists in tracking and evaluating performance metrics. Ensures team delivers software on time, to specification and within budget.
  • Works with Quality Assurance team to determine if applications fit specification and technical requirements.
  • Displays expertise in knowledge of engineering methodologies, concepts and skills and their application in the area of specified engineering specialty.
  • Displays expertise in process design and redesign skills. Presents and defends architectural, design and technical choices to internal audiences.
  • 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.

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.


  • 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.


Bachelor's Degree

Relevant Work Experience

7-10 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.

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