Principal Network Engineer, VPE (Video Platform Engineering)

Comcast Denver, CO

About the Job

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Are you passionate about digital media, entertainment, and software services? Do you like big challenges and working within a highly motivated team environment? Do you thrive on solving problems that lead to unblocking issues with a service and or technology?

As a Principal Network Engineer on the Video Platform Infrastructure Engineering team, you will be responsible for engineering, management, standardization, and automation of the network and systems components of the IP Video delivery platform. Responsibilities include oversight and development of infrastructure engineering projects, plans, and roadmaps including scope definition and resource planning for all network related items. Working with functional and business units on assessment of priorities and impact, this individual will test and standardize automated network and systems configuration for implementation into IP video delivery platforms.

In your role, you will lead the testing and standards creation process for network and systems components of the IP Video delivery platform. Additionally, you will generate and validate documentation of network architectures, solutions, and configurations. You will be responsible for creating and maintaining network and systems standards to ensure consistent implementation across dozens of environments. Finally, you will develop and test automated deployment and validation methods for the network components of the platform.

Who does the network engineer work with? Network Engineers work with the video systems infrastructure teams, Comcast Backbone Network team, Datacenter Network team, Network Automation team, and and National Video Distribution Engineering and Operations teams. We provide Tier 4 operations support to the 24/7 Network operations teams and work closely with the video engineering and operations teams for all escalations.

What are some interesting problems you'll be working on? In this role, you will be leading the way on network testing, standardization, and automation. You'll be working on large scale datacenter and cloud networks, creating the foundation for repeatable deployment methods, and you'll be the subject matter expert on configuration and deployment of the network.

Where can you make an impact? You'll be working with the best and brightest minds in Comcast as we roll out the video network delivery infrastructure that will power the next generation of television. Success in this role is characterized by a higher speed to market, with fewer customer-facing defects and outages.


  • Develops and tests network and system configurations
  • Maintains and documents "gold standard" configurations for network and system components
  • Tests network and system components to determine compatibility with established criteria and standards
  • Builds and maintains network and systems test environments
  • Writes scripts and/or applications to test and deploy network and system components
  • Analyzes network design and traffic flows for network configuration optimization.
  • Recommends new resources to management and utilizes resources to solve complex video network problems.
  • Documents results of applied work processes and practical application of technical standards. Reports results to management. Recommends innovative solutions.
  • Reviews vendor and trade publications to ensure that newly identified vulnerabilities with IP routing software/hardware are evaluated for risk to our deployments. Engineers mitigation strategy.
  • Works closely with platform strategy team members on system design and configuration.

Here are some of the specific technologies we use for Network Distribution:

  • Multicast routing
    • IGMP
    • PIM
    • SSM
  • Routing Protocols
    • BGP
    • OSPF
    • Static routing
  • Router OS
    • EOS
    • IOS-XR
    • NX-OS
    • JunOS

Skills & Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and 10+ years relevant experience
  • Demonstrated technical team management experience
  • Strong project management experience
  • Strong proficiency in VISIO or other network documentation suites
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Coding proficiency required (Python preferred)
  • Linux administration experience required
  • Network automation experience preferred
  • Great design and problem-solving skills.
  • Willing to take ownership of problems and see them through to resolution.
  • Comfortable working a fast paced agile environment.
  • Knowledge of software defined networks a plus.
  • Experience with Kubernetes is a plus

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer