Engineer Operations (Technology)

  • Comcast
  • Dulles, VA, USA
  • Aug 09, 2019
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Responsible for building, managing, operating, and continuously improving Systems, Storage, Database, and/or Tools Infrastructure that support Comcast's customer facing applications, back-office, and provisioning infrastructure in a 24/7 environment. Focuses on architecting, building, deploying and stabilizing code, services, systems, and tools. Drives standardization and service focused instrumentation. Provides subject matter expertise. Resolves break/fix scenarios, engaging broader teams as necessary and partners/leads vendors and regions to achieve continuous improvement. Contributes to command and control related activities focused on restoration of complex outages, communication across Comcast, and rapid restoration. Works and directly leads external vendors, third parties, and associated agencies when necessary to address issues across the infrastructure. May participate on 24/7 on-call rotation. 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.

Employees at all levels are expect 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 and diversity
  • Do what's right for each other, our customers, investors and our communities

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develops solutions for very complex and wide-reaching systems engineering problems. Sets new policies and procedures to handle future issues. Creates systems engineering and architectural documentation to be used by others to build and maintain systems. Interfaces with customers to implement issue resolution and routine maintenance updates and configuration optimization
  • Interfaces with equipment vendors to resolve and document equipment fixes, firmware upgrades, etc.
  • Interfaces with off-net providers to resolve transport, outage and CPE-caused issues including cooperative testing.
  • Operating Systems & Disk Management responsibilities: Provides in-depth knowledge of Operating System internals to aid in troubleshooting complex problems.
  • Acts as an expert on at least one supported Operating System. Mentors and trains
  • Database Platform Management responsibilities: Masters understanding of database concepts, availability, performance, usage and configuration. Sets up, troubleshoots, and tunes complex standard and non-standard replication.
  • Storage and Backup responsibilities: Sets up, troubleshoots, and tunes complex SAN software issues. Uses knowledge of existing storage platforms to evaluate and recommend new technologies.
  • Scripting and Development responsibilities: Develops software in several modern languages. Develops database-backed systems and has a solid understanding of DB schema and query performance. Designs horizontally-scalable solutions with in depth hands on experience.
  • Networking responsibilities: Recommends or helps architect an entire system, including network design and topology. Expert in understanding and performing TCP dumps, snoop, and other network sniffers. Understands and applies knowledge required to operate a managed Enterprise solution.
  • Analyzes systems and makes recommendations to prevent possible problems. Takes lead on issue resolution activities using knowledge of complex and company-wide systems.
  • Leads end-to end audit of monitors and alarms based on subsystem knowledge.
  • Takes the lead on defining the requirements for new tools required for operations
  • Utilizes time management and project management skills to lead the resolution of issues in a timely and organized manner, effectively communicating necessary information. May consult directly with clients or third party vendors; provides subject matter
  • 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.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Specification:

  • Bachelors Degree or Equivalent
  • Engineering, Computer Science
  • Generally requires 7-11 years related experience

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer

Experience level of the applicant we want

Some work experience, Graduate