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Staff Software Engineer (Generative AI)

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Employer Provided Salary: 130,000-170,000 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 Staff Software Engineer to lead the development of innovative new systems and solutions making use of a rapidly changing landscape of emerging technologies on our Emerging Platforms (Generative AI) team.
This team is focused on proving the value of new tech and bringing it to production quickly. We are seeking a candidate well versed in designing, building and supporting API's, machine learning services and frameworks, LLMs, langchain, as well as foundational database technologies. In addition, every member of this team will work at times across the stack.
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!

  • Create new business logic, leveraging RESTful API standards and best practices and patterns on the backend of our systems.
  • Deploy and maintain databases and storage for our applications in both SQL and NoSQL styles.
  • Design features that extend from the application user interface to underlying APIs.
  • Uphold high standards of code quality through rigorous testing, adherence to code standards, and common sense testing.
  • Partner with data scientists, business analysts and machine learning infrastructure to connect the dots between business and technology partners.
  • Understand Machine Learning best practices (e.g., training/serving, feature engineering, feature/model selection, imbalance data, RAG patterns) and algorithms (e.g., deep learnings, optimization)
  • Develop automated tests for your code, ensuring every function, service, and object is compatible with your team's work and with the many systems within the NBCUniversal system portfolio as well as ensuring cross-device and browser compatibility.
  • Create documentation for developers as well as business users to help them understand our products.
  • Work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team within a matrixed organization, leveraging strong interpersonal skills to navigate system complexities and deploy solutions efficiently.
  • Deploy to cloud-based platforms and troubleshoot application, cloud, and configuration issues when necessary.
  • Utilize tools for code & test generation to dramatically accelerate the delivery of features and components you create.

Basic Requirements:

  • 6+ years of experience in backend or fullstack development, demonstrated through a comprehensive portfolio and related experience.
  • Proven capability to bring a basic application from idea to delivery without requiring support from others.
  • Experience with REST API ecosystems, including API gateways and OAUTH2 JWT authentication; with practical experience in integrating and consuming APIs in front-end projects.
  • Experience with Azure, AWS and/or GCP
  • Ability to think critically about problems, decipher user preferences versus hard requirements, and effectively use online and onsite resources to find appropriate solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to an agile development environment, quickly incorporating feedback and adjusting to changing priorities.
  • 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: $130,000 - $170,000 (bonus eligible)
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 by emailing [email protected].

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Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
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