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Principal Engineer, Product Development at Comcast

Principal Engineer, Product Development

Comcast Philadelphia, PA (Onsite) Full-Time
Comcast’s Technology, Product & Experience organization works at the intersection of media and technology. Our innovative teams are continually developing and delivering products that transform the customer experience. From creating apps like TVGo to new features such as the Talking Guide on the X1 platform, we work every day to make a positive impact through innovation in the pursuit of building amazing products that are enjoyable, easy to use and accessible across all platforms. The team also develops and supports our evolving network architecture, including next-generation consumer systems and technologies, infrastructure and engineering, network integration and management tools, and technical standards. Because our employees are our most valuable asset, we offer a flexible working environment to balance the need to work independently wherever you choose, with days that require collaboration at one of our offices. Our roles primarily reside inside or around one of our Tech Hubs (Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs, Denver, Austin, Silicon Valley, Washington DC/N. Virginia).

Job Summary

Responsible for researching, designing, planning, developing and/or evaluating new, advanced technologies by translating customer requirements or strategic business objectives into final product design. Works with engineering, marketing, customer service and engineering support to develop detailed design, project plans and product launch.

Job Description

We are considering candidates who can commute to the Philadelphia Comcast Technology Center campus.

The Technology, Product, Experience (TPX) organization works at the intersection of media and technology and our innovative teams are continually developing and delivering products and next-generation technologies that transform the customer experience. The Comcast Network and CONNECTivity (CONNECT) organization is a highly agile, fast-paced, dedicated group at the forefront of change focused on innovating, building, and operating the best in class, most reliable access network for our customers.

About the Role:

We are looking for a Principal Software Engineer who will lead initiatives, recommend, design, and be accountable for the appropriate software solutions aligned with a long-term strategy, priorities, dependencies, and budget. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience collaborating with and leading cross-functional engineering teams and communicating with senior engineers and leadership.

Role and Responsibilities:

As a Principal Engineer, you will divide your time between architectural and software development work in ComET (Communication Engineering and Tools). Architectural work will include gathering requirements from various stakeholders and collaborating with other software engineers across the organization to provide architectural guidance and recommendations to several teams in ComET. In addition, you will navigate complex requirements to negotiate and effectively articulate the rationale and vision behind technical decisions that support business needs.

Software development work will include the following:

  • Contributing as a technical lead to several projects
  • Writing code, performing code reviews
  • Mentoring developers
  • Performing design and code reviews
  • Assuring adherence to best practices and standards
  • Rapid prototyping and demos

The expectation for hands-on development is 25-50% of the time. Java and Python are the main programming languages necessary for success, but you should be open to learning other languages.

You will be responsible for:

  • End-to-end solutions and final product delivery and effective support plan
  • Reviewing and challenging other senior engineers' proposals
  • Architecting highly scalable, available, secure, and elastic solutions that employ industry best practices and cutting-edge technologies
  • Serving as a domain expert, representing ComET across a larger organization and vendors, and mentoring and coaching junior talent
  • Awareness of the new technology trends and vulnerabilities
  • Recommending and driving the solutions through delivery and support
  • Overseeing the creation of all technical documentation, such as software design, evaluation plans, test plans, technical manuals, proposals, and LRP
  • Evaluating performance metrics and KPIs
  • Leading a cross-functional panel of engineering experts
  • Serving as an SME advisor to executive leadership

Skills & Experience We're Looking For:

  • 12+ years of experience designing and building complex solutions in Java, Node.js, Go, Python, or similar ecosystems
  • Hands-on design, development, and delivery of microservices and REST API-based services
  • Implementing services using the Spring Framework, Spring Boot, Sprint Cloud
  • Deploying applications with appropriate security, observability, and alerting designed-in
  • CI/CD and automated deployment experience
  • Using and integrating with AWS products
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills catering to various audience types
  • Strong understanding of design patterns and industry best practices
  • In-depth knowledge of Enterprise architecture principles
  • 3-5 years of technical leadership experience

About Our Perks & Benefits:

We are determined to create an environment where our employees feel valued, understand our business goals, and are motivated.

Here's a look at just some of the perks and benefits we make available to our US-based employees:

  • Medical & Dental
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Generous paid time off
  • Life Milestones - from adoption assistance, childcare resources, pet insurance, and more, Comcast supports you at all life stages.
  • Courtesy Services - We offer all of our full-time employees in serviceable areas free digital TV and internet.
  • Discount tickets for Universal Resorts, including theme park tickets and onsite hotel rooms.

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Reasonable Accommodation

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.


  • 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.

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, or any other basis protected by applicable law.


Bachelor's Degree

While 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 Experience

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 [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Principal Engineer, Product Developmenton our careers site for more details.

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