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Principal Software Engineer (Data)

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Employer Provided Salary: 121,331-284,371 Annually
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FreeWheel, a Comcast company, provides comprehensive ad platforms for publishers, advertisers, and media buyers. Powered by premium video content, robust data, and advanced technology, we're making it easier for buyers and sellers to transact across all screens, data types, and sales channels. As a global company, we have offices in nine countries and can insert advertisements around the world.
Job Summary
We're looking for a Principal Software Engineer for the Beeswax Data Platform Engineering team. Beeswax is the demand side platform of FreeWheel, helping advertisers and buyers transact with the programmatic ecosystem. Our team mainly focuses on building a dependable data platform and delivering precise data to the customers in a cost-efficient manner. The Beeswax Data Platform processes billions of ad events daily, delivers real-time and batch logs to the customers, and provides various reporting and troubleshooting products. As a Principal Software Architect specializing in Data Engineering, you will be pivotal in designing, developing, and implementing robust data solutions that support our business objectives. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to architect a scalable, efficient, and secure data platform to handle large volumes of data.
Job Description
Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand and translate business requirements into technical specifications and architectural designs.
  • Design, develop, and maintain scalable data pipelines, ETL processes, and data warehouses to support data ingestion, transformation, and storage.
  • Evaluate and select appropriate technologies, tools, and frameworks for data processing, storage, and analytics, considering scalability, performance, and cost factors.
  • Define and enforce data engineering best practices, standards, and guidelines to ensure data quality, reliability, and consistency.
  • Architect and implement solutions for real-time data processing, streaming analytics, and batch processing.
  • Conduct performance optimization, tuning, and troubleshooting of data infrastructure components to ensure optimal performance and resource utilization.
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends, technologies, and best practices in data engineering, cloud computing, and big data analytics.
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and overtime as necessary.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, Engineering, or related field.
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience, with a focus on designing and implementing data platforms. Experience in the advertising industry is preferred.
  • Proven track record of successfully architecting and delivering large-scale data solutions, e.g. platforms that process millions of streaming events per second or Petabytes of data daily.
  • Strong proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Java, or Scala.
  • Hands-on experience with data processing frameworks like Apache Spark or Apache Flink.
  • Extensive knowledge of data warehousing, data modeling, relational databases, and NoSQL databases.
  • Hands-on experience with AWS and cloud-based data services and solutions (e.g., Snowflake, Databricks).
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, analytical thinking, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.

Employees at all levels are expected to:

  • Understand our Operating Principles; make them the guidelines for how you do your job.
  • Own the customer experience - think and act in ways that put our customers first, give them seamless digital options at every touchpoint, and make them promoters of our products and services.
  • Know your stuff - be enthusiastic learners, users and advocates of our game-changing technology, products and services, especially our digital tools and experiences.
  • Win as a team - make big things happen by working together and being open to new ideas.
  • Be an active part of the Net Promoter System - a way of working that brings more employee and customer feedback into the company - by joining huddles, making call backs and helping us elevate opportunities to do better for our customers.
  • Drive results and growth.
  • Respect and promote inclusion & diversity.
  • Do what's right for each other, our customers, investors, and our communities.


  • This information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.

Comcast is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Comcast will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law, including the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
National Pay Range: $121,331.45 USD-$284,370.59 USD
Comcast intends to offer the selected candidate base pay within this range, dependent on job-related, non-discriminatory factors such as experience. The application window is 30 days from the date job is posted, unless the number of applicants requires it to close sooner or later.
Additionally, Comcast provides best-in-class Benefits to eligible employees. We believe that benefits should connect you to the support you need when it matters most, and should help you care for those who matter most. That's why we provide an array of options, expert guidance and always-on tools, that are personalized to meet the needs of your reality - to help support you physically, financially and emotionally through the big milestones and in your everyday life. Please visit the compensation and benefits summary on our careers site for more details.
Bachelor's Degree
While possessing the stated degree is preferred, Comcast also may consider applicants who hold some combination of coursework and experience, or who have extensive related professional experience.
Relevant Work Experience
15 Years +

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Comcast Advertising Benefits Overview

We believe that benefits should connect you to the support you need when it matters most, and should help you care for those who matter most. That's why we provide an array of options, not just generous paid time off programs, but also expert guidance and always-on tools that are personalized to meet the needs of your reality—to help support you physically, financially and emotionally through the big milestones and in your everyday life.
Here's a look at just some of the benefits and perks we make available to our US-based employees.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Quarterly engagement surveys
Hybrid work model
Summer hours
President's club
Employee awards
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care 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
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Personal development training

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