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Responsible for providing system architectures and solutions to bring to market new innovative products which span web service offerings. Leads engineering functions as they relate to the planning, design, integration, test, deployment and support of products. Assists with testing and operational activities. 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.

Job Description

The Comcast Trusted Computing platform secures X1, the best Cable TV experience on the market. The Trusted Computing Products team is responsible for all aspects of the architecture, design, development, and operations of the identity provisioning and authentication, content encryption, and DRM license services that back the secure video delivery on Comcast's X1 platform. Our work includes a group of distributed and highly-scalable hosted services, as well as client-side and embedded systems work that enables best-in-class video experiences across a diverse set of platforms!

Trusted Computing Products and X1 fall within Comcast’s Technology, Product, and Experience (TPX) organization. We are a diverse team with a laid-back work environment, casual attire, flexible work hours, and great benefits.

A Senior Engineer on the Trusted Computing Products team is a hard-working and self-motivated individual with a strong technical background, demonstrated mastery of computer science fundamentals, and a history of successful contributions in a fast-paced and large-scale environment. Depending on the Engineer’s experience and interests, a project portfolio could include direct responsibility for architecture, development, and maintenance of server- or client- side components. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to multiple platforms in a world class system and practice security systems engineering.

Advance IP video products including Comcast Xfinity TV, Cox Contour, Shaw BlueSky TV, Rogers Ignite TV, and Sky Q. Assume the role of an IP Video Content Security platform owner enabling a rich customer experience deployed to millions of devices. Engineer the product vision into a wide device portfolio including IOS, Android, Desktop, Internet-Connected TV, FireTV, Cast, Roku, and embedded linux-based X1 Set-Top Box video applications.

Projects involve solving problems cohesive across a diverse video product landscape in support of numerous programs:

  • Live sporting events such as the Olympics
  • Video-on-Demand such as early theatrical release and TV everywhere content
  • Cloud-Based DVR playback
  • Integration with partners such as Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, NBC, Netflix, Sky
  • Multi-company initiatives collaborating with major entities such as Sky and NBC/Universal
  • Content provider licensing compliance
  • Invent novel optimizations such as video start time improvements and robustness features streamlining operations and error rate reductions

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of five years of experience as an active contributor during all phases of the software development lifecycle, with the ability to describe specific and detailed individual contributions in the areas of architecture/design, development, testing, release, and maintenance.
  • Detailed knowledge of the HTTP specification and the RESTful style, including protocol basics, standard headers, content negotiation, and common techniques for securing HTTP-based applications.
  • A thorough understanding of basic data structures and a high-level understanding of their implementations. Experience and proficiency with common algorithms and their relative tradeoffs.
  • Proficiency with object-oriented development, data modeling, and design patterns.
  • Experience working in one or more data serialization formats (e.g. XML, JSON, or ASN1), and defining associated document structures and serialization routines.
  • Experience designing and building systems for highly available multi-site deployment environments, a solid understanding of the network architectures that support such systems, and familiarity with techniques for tuning application performance in a distributed environment.
  • A sense of proud ownership and an ongoing desire to proactively enhance products and processes.
  • Strong English communications skills, with the ability to clearly, concisely, and accurately describe advanced technical concepts to diverse audiences in speech and in writing.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Desired Qualifications

  • Typically requires a minimum of ten years of experience as an active contributor to a software development team.
  • Experience leading a software development team or sub-team.
  • Mastery of a C-like language (e.g. Java, C#).
  • Experience operating in a Linux/Unix environment, including basic system configuration and scripting.
  • Experience building applications that leverage an RDBMS (e.g. Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL).
  • Experience working with standards-based cryptography and trust primitives (e.g. PKCS, TLS, X.509) and with one or more widely-used cryptographic libraries (e.g. OpenSSL, Bouncy Castle).
  • Experience working with standards-based authentication protocols and primitives (e.g. OAuth, WS-Security, JWT, SAML).
  • Experience authoring and refining technical specifications.
  • Experience mentoring junior developers and participating in the hiring process.
  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.

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 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.


  • 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.

Company Info.


Comcast Corporation (formerly registered as Comcast Holdings) is an American telecommunications conglomerate headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is the second-largest broadcasting and cable television company in the world by revenue (behind AT&T), the largest pay-TV company, the largest cable TV company and largest home Internet service provider in the United States, and the nation's third-largest home telephone service provider. Comc

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