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NBC Universal DevOps, Backend Lead in Universal City, California

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. (https://corporate.comcast.com/values/diversity-equity-inclusion/our-impact)

Our Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) portfolio is a powerhouse collection of consumer-first brands, supported by media industry leaders, Comcast, NBCUniversal and Sky. When you join our team, you’ll work across our dynamic portfolio including Peacock, NOW, Fandango, SkyShowtime, Showmax, and TV Everywhere, powering streaming across more than 70 countries globally. And the evolution doesn’t stop there. With unequalled scale, our teams make the most out of every opportunity to collaborate and learn from one another. We’re always looking for ways to innovate faster, accelerate our growth and consistently offer the very best in consumer experience. But most of all, we’re backed by a culture of respect. We embrace authenticity and inspire people to thrive. 

The Peacock Sports & Entertainment team is looking to add a talented DevOps/Backend Lead to be part of our Cloud Architecture/Backend Engineering team within the overall Engineering Organization.

We are looking for a dynamic team player who has the initiative, drive and passion for building great product and services leveraging latest tools and technology. You will be working on high visibility applications serving millions of users for industry-leading sporting and entertainment events, such as the Super Bowl, Olympics, Premier League, and America’s Got Talent amongst others.

You will become a part of a team that builds and supports applications for global client portfolio that spans Web, mobile, connected television and streaming platforms, delivering video on demand and live contents to millions of users.

You will participate in architecture design and discussions related to CDN, Microservices API’s, CMS, and databases, running on AWS, Akamai and other cloud services providers, for a highly resilient and scalable global web and streaming platform products, services, and components.

You will be responsible for leading and coordinating efforts with system architecture team, cloud architecture team along with backend and performance engineering teams.

You will work with your peers in other disciplines and support the development teams for our streaming applications by leveraging data driven approach to drive recommendations for future improvements in the overall deployment and application architecture.

If you relish having your efforts on display for millions of users - this is your opportunity.


  • Lead Architecture sessions and technical discussion on application/backend API’s, CMS (Drupal), and deployment architecture across teams

  • Lead Engineering/Development effort of Drupal CMS and content as a service RESTful API’s and other operational and maintenance scripts along with the guiding the application development team on best practices for including logging and traceability within the code base and or using third party tools.

  • Work with development teams to identify roadblocks before they occur and help develop mitigating plans of action

  • Standup and maintain various development, testing, staging and production environments for CMS and other backend API’s.

  • Ensure that the cloud native services and components adheres to the AWS well architected pillars of operational, security, reliability, performance, and cost.

  • Participate, facilitate, and/or lead large or complex troubleshooting activities that require significant judgment and reasoning outside area of expertise 

  • Communicate, plan, provide status, and resolve issues related to CDN, CMS, backend API’s and cloud engineering initiatives.

  • 5+ Years PHP experience and JavaScript/Typescript experiences (ES6+)

  • Architectural level knowledge of Drupal 7, 8, & 9

  • 5+ years of experience leveraging CDN tools like Akamai for increasing application performance.

  • 5+ years of prior DevOps experience on cloud native CMS, web portfolio, microservices and other software components.

  • Demonstratable experience developing applications for scale along with familiarity working across all parts of the stack in a large enterprise for a customer facing applications.

  • Demonstratable experience in working with large teams, supporting the needs of multiple stakeholders.

  • Demonstratable experience developing and maintaining applications at scale.

  • Experience with SQL databases such as MySQL and PostgreSQL, NoSQL databases like AWS Dynamo DB and MongoDB and Graph databases such as Neo4J, AWS Neptune.

  • Experience with project management and workflow tools and concepts such as Jira, Agile, Scrum/Kanban etc.

  • Experience in software development and infrastructure as a Code development process and Proficient in Git, Git commands and various Git workflows, ability to own code repositories.

  • Strong data driven troubleshooting skills with the ability to spot issues before they become problems.

  • Strong Time, and leadership skills along with the ability to manage a team of talented developers.

  • Bachelor’s or higher-level educational background in Computer Science/Electronics/Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree. 

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: $110,000 -  $135,000

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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