NBCUniversal

Senior Software Engineer (Remote Okay) at NBCUniversal

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Company Description
NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.
Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Click here to learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal's commitment and how we are making an impact.
Job Description
INTRODUCTION:
At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It's our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU's vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It's what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
We are the NBCUniversal Operations & Technology group - responsible for the design, implementation, and operation of services key to the processing and delivery of content for NBCUniversal's consumer-facing digital products and experiences. Our group of product managers, software engineers, software quality engineers, and operations folks are based in New York City, Los Angeles and points in between.
We need an experienced software engineer with a broad background to enhance and support complex media ordering and delivery services. We have a very collaborative environment and a distributed team, so we need someone who is conscientious, energetic, and passionate. We need an engineer who is very good at influencing and teaching their fellow technologists. We are a mature Agile/Scrum shop and work in two-week sprints. This role can be either on-site or remote.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must have 5+ years of experience in the field
  • Must have experience building scalable, high-volume services and applications
  • Hands-on experience with Java and REST based webservices
  • Hands-on experience developing with databases (e.g. Oracle, MySQL)
  • Demonstrable proficiency working on Linux servers
  • Experience working in Agile/Scrum environments
  • Must be comfortable in multitasking and prioritizing tasks
  • Have strong communication skills in collaborating with other teams
  • Proficient at dealing with support requests and/or troubleshooting
  • Able to come up with creative solutions and implementations
  • You must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis and located in the US

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience installing Java based applications on new Linux server instances
  • Experience working with AWS services such as S3 and Cognito
  • Experience working with network storage devices
  • Experience working with Tape Library
  • Experience working with file transfer services such as SFTP, Aspera, Signiant
  • Experience working with Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment Software

Qualifications
• Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.• Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or adhere to enhanced protocols in select work settings or where jurisdictionally mandated.• Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols.
Additional Information
NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.
If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access nbcunicareers.com as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations in the US by calling 1-818-777-4107 and in the UK by calling +44 2036185726.
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Where we are

100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA

Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • CSSLanguages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • BrightScriptLanguages
    • HTMLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • GraphQLFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • IBM CloudantDatabases
    • Microsoft Sharepoint Mobile ApplicationsDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS

What are NBCUniversal Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

An Insider's view of NBCUniversal

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Exciting! We all pass the vibe check! Great conversations between all levels regardless of role or title.

Grace

Scrum Lead, Operations & Technology

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We have multiple projects that are complex and require a good coordination of resources from multiple teams. While this is challenging, I have to give kudos to every member of our team that works very hard on these projects while working on day-to-day troubleshooting tasks.

Grander

Principal Site Reliability Engineer, Operations & Technology

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at NBCU as a QA Analyst, testing the NBC Sports App on multiple Platforms, and in 2019, I was promoted to Sr. QA. During my time on this team, I supported Monday Night Football, 2 Superbowls and 4 Olympic Games (and even won an Emmy for the Rio Olympics in 2016!) In Feb of 2022, I moved to Peacock OneApp and I was promoted to manager.

Dora

Manager, Quality Assurance, Peacock

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

I encourage my team to do research and approach their tasks from different perspectives. I reward success, but I also remind them that failure is a great learning experience.

Chris

Engineering Manager, Peacock TV

What are some social events your company does?

Our Employee Resource Groups have hosted such a variety of events, both virtually and in-person. I’ve had a chance to attend paint nights, pumpkin carving, one-on-one speed networking dates with other women in tech, movie premiere events and learning about different cultures/cuisines in celebration of AAPI month! There’s always something going on!

Anne

Software Engineer, Operations & Technology

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