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Principal Software Engineer (Generative AI)

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Employer Provided Salary: 180,000-230,000 Annually
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Company Description
We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We own and operate leading entertainment and news brands, including NBC, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, Telemundo, NBC Local Stations, Bravo, USA Network, and Peacock, our premium ad-supported streaming service. We produce and distribute premier filmed entertainment and programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Universal Studio Group, and have world-renowned theme parks and attractions through Universal Destinations & Experiences. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
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. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, coupled with our Corporate Social Responsibility work, is informed by our employees, audiences, park guests and the communities in which we live. We strive to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. Together, we'll continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.
Job Description
We are seeking a Fullstack Principal Software Engineer who will be an outstanding addition to our Emerging Platforms (Generative AI) team. If you have the willingness to learn new technologies, share knowledge, learn from others, and help build a dev-ops culture focused on core v commodity, security by design, and cloud-first, we're looking for you. This role is hands on, directly involved with engineering and making use of a rapidly changing landscape of emerging technologies.
The right person for this role is passionate about generative AI, automation, large language models, and building optimized systems for scalability, performance, reusability, and reliability. The right candidate will be well versed in designing, building, and supporting API's, machine learning services and frameworks, LLMs, langchain, as well as foundational database technologies.
We are very interested in attracting a diverse range of candidates from different backgrounds. If you aren't sure if you qualify, please err on the side of applying!

  • Develops technical strategy and foundational engineering platforms in the cutting-edge generative AI and large language model (LLM) space.
  • Identify game-changing business opportunities through data analysis, AI/ML, and strategic use case prioritization. Deep industry knowledge and awareness of the technical landscape is critical.
  • Define core foundations that will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of AI at NBCU (in partnership with the engineering team and senior leadership)
    • You'll leverage your expertise to design and develop secure systems and approaches across the team so that others may learn from and improve on them.
  • Leads and ideates new engineering efforts, provides guidance and vision, and helps build a team of outstanding software engineers and technical leaders.
  • Mentors and actively drives the technical skills of the immediate or extended team with consideration of their career stage and personal trajectory.
  • Requires planning and organizational skills, problem-solving, communication, presentation, analytical, leadership, negotiation, relationship building, accuracy and detail orientation skills.
  • Experience in software security, cyber security, and/or privacy by design
  • Significant knowledge and experience working with serverless and event-driven architecture design patterns
  • Track record of inspiring others & positive change in solution design, technical delivery, and process improvement
  • Passion for learning new technologies, patterns, and practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and collaboration skills to effectively connect with both business and technical teams

Basic Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience in backend or fullstack software engineering, and has a passion for engineering cultural transformation and embodying a mindset of continuous learning.
  • Experience in developing AI, and ML solutions, with a focus on Generative AI and LLMs.
  • Programming proficiency in Python, with a deep understanding of machine learning algorithms, deep learning, and generative models
  • Experience in building scalable applications powered by LLMs, utilizing cutting-edge frameworks like LangChain and LlamaIndex
  • Understanding off-the-shelf LLM services (like Azure OpenAI) to seamlessly incorporate LLM capabilities in future architectures
  • Ability to leverage cloud computing expertise to design robust architectures.
  • Ability to think critically about problems, decipher user preferences versus requirements, and effectively use online and onsite resources to find appropriate solutions.
  • Understanding of backend technologies and RESTful services, with experience in integrating, developing and consuming APIs.
  • Experience in helping build out of an engineering culture that is rooted in cloud-native architectures, "actions over words", edge APIs, web services, serverless event-driven architectures, familiarity with relevant design principles and patterns.
  • Sharp eye for quality team contribution; ability to assess team members work product at scale.
  • Expert in full SDLC and secure coding practices and frameworks.
  • Experience with building "cloud native" engineering that's rooted in "security and privacy by design", and an understanding in developing/architecting workflows with significant exposure to Open-Source solutions
  • A strong knowledge in modern software technologies, including, but not limited to Python, Go, HTML, CSS, JavaScript.
  • Expertise working on a team with motivated cross-functional individuals focused on a common goal of delivering innovative solutions to meet aggressive business demands in an ever-changing environment to achieve on-time and on budget completion of projects.
  • Ability to visualize architecture of a proposed system or service, draw it out, socialize it, and build it.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Competent working in secured internal network environments and complex cloud networks setups
  • Familiarity with integrating large language models and AI-generated content technologies into applications.
  • Familiarity with the development ecosystem evolving around LLM integration, such as langchain.
  • Proven adaptability in a fast-paced, evolving technology landscape, with a strong problem-solving ability and quick learning curve.
  • Effective communication skills, capable of working collaboratively across diverse teams and navigating a large, matrixed organization efficiently.
  • Ability to translate business needs into clear technical requirements

Additional Requirements:

  • Fully Remote: This position has been designated as fully remote, meaning that the position is expected to contribute from a non-NBCUniversal worksite, most commonly an employee's residence.

This position is eligible for company sponsored benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website. Salary range: $180,000 - $230,000 (bonus and long-term incentive eligible)
We are accepting applications for this position on an ongoing basis.
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.
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