Architect 5, Solutions Architect at Comcast (Philadelphia, PA)

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Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the worlds 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 Summary
Comcast is establishing a new Platform and Product Architecture organization intended to provide an opportunity to develop company-wide architectural talent and seek some of the highest-leverage cross-platform design projects. The candidate would be part of a senior group that will provide recommendation and design guidance for Comcast and Sky senior leadership to drive smart investment across our technology portfolio. Our focus is to build common platforms that can be scaled and deployed across multiple organizations.

We are looking for experienced Architects looking to expand their knowledge of overall Comcast architecture, components and systems. These highly-functioning architects will work to identify strategic opportunities to allow for technology platform convergence. The program will allow outstanding networking opportunities across Comcast and Sky, ability to present recommendations to senior leadership, and education in cross-platform architecture to make more informed decisions. We are looking candidates to make a two-year dedication to this program.
Job Description

Program Outcomes

The program will allow the candidate to improve capabilities in the following areas:

  • Drive consistency across the Comcast family technology stacks to improve scalability, operability, and reuse.
  • Define and develop critical initiatives to improve technology platform convergence.
  • Expand system level architectural knowledge across multiple domains at Comcast and Sky.
  • Exercise and expand the technical and soft skills required to be a successful technical and architectural leader and influencer.
  • Develop the relationships and visibility to provide senior leadership with mentorship and support for strategic investment decisions.
  • Develop relationships with peers and other technical leaders to elevate and share technology standard methodologies across Comcast and Sky.
  • Gain experience in developing business requirements, technical and product value proposition and recommending implementation options to teams across Comcast.


Responsibilities

  • Working with engineering teams to perform high-level solution designs.
  • Advising and supporting executive leaders on technical choices and associated risks and rewards of programs.
  • Reinforcing and voicing support for grounding principles to ensure teams and programs pursue and maintain patterns that are stable, secure, scalable, reusable, and operable.
  • Helping drive consistency of features across the ecosystem and reducing variations and inefficiencies that lead to increases in cost and time.
  • Establishing common practices for teams to ensure end software and systems interact seamlessly with one another.
  • Captures and understands business needs, finding key areas where technology leverage is possible to improve business processes, defines architectural approaches and develops technology proofs.
  • Contributes to the overall system implementation strategy for the enterprise and participates in appropriate forums, meetings, presentations etc. to meet goals.
  • Identifying architecture opportunities to support and bolster Comcast's global business objectives.
  • Applies new and innovative ideas to old or new problems. Champions environments that encourages innovation.
  • Contributes to and supports effort to further build intellectual property via patents.
  • Collaborates with project stakeholders to identify product and technical requirements
  • 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.


Expectations:

  • Understand our Operating Principles; make them the guidelines for how you do your job.
  • Know your stuff - be enthusiastic learners, users and advocates of our groundbreaking technology, products and services, especially our digital tools and experiences.
  • Guide, encourage, and empower teams around you by leaning into problems and encouraging them to do so too.
  • 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.
  • Drive results and growth.
  • Respect and promote inclusion & diversity.


Experience:

  • Minimum experience of Architect 5 or Engineer 5
  • Design and problem-solving skills
  • Strong troubleshooting skills, adaptable, proactive and willing to take ownership
  • Create technical documentation


*** Prior Comcast experience require ***

Education

Bachelor's Degree

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 compensation and benefits summary on our careers site for more details.
More Information on Comcast
Comcast operates in the Digital Media industry. The company is located in Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, Universal Parks & Resorts, FL, Miami, FL, Universal City, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Comcast was founded in 1963. It has 68848 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 392 open jobs at Comcast, click here.
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