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Android Software Engineer, VIPER PlayerPlatform
Comcast's Technology. Product. Xperienceorganization works at the intersection of media and technology. Our innovative teams are continually developing and delivering products that transform the customer experience. From creating apps like TVGo to new features such as the Talking Guide on the X1 platform, we work every day to make a positive impact through innovation in the pursuit of building amazing products that are enjoyable, easy to use and accessible across all platforms. The team also develops and supports our evolving network architecture, including next-generation consumer systems and technologies, infrastructure and engineering, network integration and management tools, and technical standards.
As a mobile engineer on the PlayerPlatform team, you will develop client-side libraries that are used bymillions of peopleto stream Live, OnDemand, and Recorded content on their mobile devices. PlayerPlatform is a native SDK that powers the video playback experience in Xfinity TV, Contour2, and FreeRange TV mobile apps. It provides a video player that integrates with our video streaming, content protection (DRM), advertisement, emergency alert, and real-time analytics services. PlayerPlatform strives to provide a high quality, consistent playback experience across all the applications we run on.
Who does the mobile engineer work with?
PlayerPlatform software engineers collaborate with industry experts from many disciplines: software architects, mobile application engineers, big data scientists, and various video streaming technologists. On a daily basis, you will be working on a small scrum team that consists of product owners, software engineers, automation engineers, and quality assurance engineers. You will need to work closely with other technical teams internal and external to Comcast VIPER.
What are some interesting problems you'll be working on?
Comcast manages an enormous amount of on-demand videos and thousands of linear channels. In order to support video playback of all of these different types of content, you will be developing new solutions to support our business as well as improve our customer experience. These features include picture in picture, casting, thumbnail scrubbing, and instant video startup. You will be working on tangible features that are used by millions of Comcast customers.
Where can you make an impact?
Your code will be responsible for all IP video playback streaming that is done at Comcast. It will be run on customers' devices millions of times a week and will be the primary Comcast product that they interact with. You can help improve our video playback experience by developing the most stable, highest quality video player in the industry. You'll be working with the brightest minds in Comcast building a video platform that will power Comcast for years to come. You will drive the future of the IP video industry.
- Build clean API's for video playback on mobile devices
- Build reusable Android software components
- Design and implement end to end components related to video playback
- Analyze, optimize, and improve the code base
Skills & Requirements
- B.S. or M.S. Computer Science or 6+ years equivalent experience
- 4+ years' experience building Android libraries using Android SDK
- Kotlin development experience highly preferred
- Google ExoPlayer experience highly preferred
- Strong knowledge of software design patterns, automated testing & CICD
- Experience designing clean, concise, maintainable APIs
- Excellent communication skills; ability to articulate complex technology to various stakeholders
- Comfortable working in a fast-paced agile environment
- Passion for highest quality, lowest buffering video streaming experience
- Willing to relocate to Denver, CO
About Comcast VIPER (Video IP Engineering & Research)
Based in downtown Denver, Colorado, 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. We are a cloud-based, IP video infrastructure 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 and out of the home.
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