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Platform Systems Engineer, VIPER

Denver, CO
Technology (Technology - IT)


Job Description

Business Unit:

Are you passionate about technology? Do you want to take your career to the next level and learn highly sought after skills? Do you enjoy challenges and collaborating with highly-motivated people like yourself? Do you thrive on problems solving that leads job satisfaction while fixing issues?

As a platform systems engineer you'll be focusing on designing and deploying infrastructure platforms, from hardware up to virtualization. You will also be responsible for trouble-shooting issues related to compute platforms, virtualization and general network connectivity issues related to supporting IP video.

The VIPER platform infrastructure engineering team is a fast-moving team of world-class experts who are innovating in end-to-end video delivery. We are a team that thrives on big challenges, results, quality, and agility. To be successful at VIPER, you'll have to have the right attitude and a pull yourself up by the bootstraps mentality. This is an excellent opportunity to take part in the evolution of Comcast's IP video delivery.

Responsibilities:

  • Gathers requirements from key stakeholders and translates those into technical requirements.
  • Comprehends and implements technical systems infrastructure solutions to support development and deployment of IP video technologies and services.
  • Provides systems level management and technical oversight for all systems supporting VIPER.
  • Interprets and produces documentation artifacts in relation to system designs, systems administration and infrastructure standards.

Here are some of the specific technologies you can expect to use:

  • Operating Systems & Applications
    • CentOS, CoreOS Linux
    • Apache, IPVS
    • Git
    • Jira & Confluence
  • Virtualization Platforms
    • VMware, OpenStack
    • Kubernetes, Docker
  • Compute, Storage & Network Platforms
    • Generic Compute & Cisco UCS
    • Object Storage, NetApp NAS storage
    • Cisco Nexus & Arista Networks

Skills & Requirements

  • At least 3 years of experience installing, configuring and managing a variety of Linux based systems.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Strong willingness to grow your skills, while learning new technologies.
  • Intermediate troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Intermediate knowledge of virtualization technologies.
  • Basic scripting and automation skills.
  • Basic presentation and reporting skills.
  • Basic experience with DNS and DHCP.
  • Basic knowledge of NAS/NFS storage technologies.
  • Working knowledge of networking concepts (VLAN, TCP/IP, Multicast, Unicast, OSI).
  • Working knowledge of data center operations.
  • High attention to detail and strong ability to problem solve systems issues.
  • Willing to take ownership of problems and see them through to resolution.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced agile environment. Requirements change quickly and our team needs to constantly adapt to moving targets.

About Comcast VIPER (Video IP Engineering & Research)

VIPER(Video IP Engineering & Research), is a startup division within Comcast's Technology and Product Division and spun out from IP Video and online projects originated within Comcast Interactive Media is based in downtown Denver, CO. We are a cloud-based, IP video infrastructure that's been built to deliver a broad mix of on-demand video, live TV streams and an assortment of other digital media to an array of connected devices in the home.





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