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Principal Front End Engineer, CMS-Xumo

Company: Comcast Corporation
Location: Elgin
Posted on: May 7, 2024

Job Description:

Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the world's 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 SummaryResponsible for planning and designing new software and web applications. Analyzes, tests and assists with the integration of new applications. Oversees the documentation of all development activity. Trains non-technical personnel. Assists with tracking performance metrics. Provides guidance and support to other Engineers. Integrates knowledge of business and functional priorities. Acts as a key contributor in a complex and crucial environment. May lead teams or projects and shares expertise.

Xumo, a joint venture between Comcast and Charter, was formed to develop and offer a next-generation streaming platform on a variety of branded 4K streaming devices and smart TVs. Powered by Comcast's global technology platform, Xumo devices and services feature an entertainment experience designed to make it easy for consumers to find and enjoy their favorite streaming content through a world-class user interface and voice search, and for partners to meaningfully connect and engage with millions of consumers.Job DescriptionAdditional Job Summary/Info:We are seeking an experienced Principal Frontend Server Engineer to lead with design, engineering, and integration of frontend applications for our in-house Content Management System (CMS). -As the Principal Frontend Engineer for the Xumo Software Engineering Team, you'll lead the development of frontend application/infrastructure within the field of CMS. The role will require strong skills with frontend development, developing application for allowing users to intuitively and flexible programing with content partners provided video contents, that will be distributed to millions of viewers through streaming devices. To succeed in this role, its necessary to continuously provide clear technical solutions which satisfies the business requirements of the product and operation team.Position is office based in Irvine, CA- 4 days/week & 1 day/week, virtual.Position Duties: -Lead architect, design, develop the application for Content Management System -

  • Collaborate with product and operation team to collect requirements for update/new features, and share technical solution using documentation that includes diagrams, that can be broken down as development tasks to share with multiple developers. - -
  • Develop new product/feature concepts and deliver prototypes with Product and Operation team. Gather and finalize software requirements based on business and product requirements by translating design and wireframes into high-quality code. - -Manage the front-end development. -
    • Design and develop applications with high-quality web solutions that interact and manage scalable content/records through custom built APIs. -
    • Manage implementation for new features and maintaining existing code, designing software solutions that meet the project requirements, refactoring existing code, writing tests, and fixing bugs. -
    • Collaborate with backend server team to manage the APIs to interact and make efficiency with application to operate. Discuss requirements and priorities, best approach, and solution. -
    • Develop and provide technical documents for CMS on both internal and external to explain the specification of interface to interact with servers. -
    • Make decisions about what approach appropriate to solve the business/product problem by extending our feature set, managing a reusable component library, and improving our user experience.--- -Qualifications -
      • 8+ years' experience of developing UI components and API for a CMS - -
      • 8+ years' experience of JavaScript using React.js, Redux, Next.js, and Sass -
        • 8+ years' experience of JS unit testing tools like Jest and Mocha -
        • 8+ years' experience of managing code using GitHub. -
        • 8+ years' experience of implementing apps using web service APIs (REST/SOAP) and HTTP/SSL protocol. -
        • 5+ years' experience of using database (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MongoDB) -
        • 5+ years' experience of working with Linux-based operation system (CentOS, OSX) -
          • Strong leads with designing and implementation skills to approach the solution for any new features or problem solving. -
          • Self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision to create quality output. -
          • Good communication skills for understanding and discussing complex topics with remote teammates. - -Desirable Experiences -
            • Experience manipulating video contents (content metadata, caption file, video format file, etc.) -
            • Knowledge of various video formats: HLS, MP4, Mpeg-Dash -
            • Experience developing microservices (Docker) on Kubernetes -
            • Experience operating servers on cloud-based environments (Google Cloud, AWS, Azure) -
              • Experience developing scalable and highly available applications. -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 processes 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 software designs, 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.
                • Assists with technical leadership throughout the design process and assists in guidance with regards to practices, procedures and techniques. Serves as a guide mentor for 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. Tests and evaluates systems, subsystems and components.
                • Acts as a technical contact and liaison for outside vendors and/or customers.
                • Presents and defends architectural, design and technical choices to internal and external 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.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.Reports to: -
                      • Sr. Director, Engineering - -Comcast is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Comcast will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law, including the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.EducationBachelor's DegreeWhile 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 Experience10 Years +

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