Comcast Principal Engineer (Splunk) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the world’s best entertainment and online experiences. As a Fortune 50 leader, we set the pace in a variety of innovative and fascinating businesses and create career opportunities across a wide range of locations and disciplines. We are at the forefront of change and move at an amazing pace, thanks to our remarkable people, who bring cutting-edge products and services to life for millions of customers every day. If you share in our passion for teamwork, our vision to revolutionize industries and our goal to lead the future in media and technology, we want you to fast-forward your career at Comcast.

* Splunk Engineer *

This position will work closely with the following teams:

Production Support, Infrastructure and Business Intelligence

* Job Summary: *

Responsible for participating as a technical expert. Plans and directs

project teams, troubleshoots operational issues, providing technical

solutions to operational problems, contributes to new product

implementation, implements existing products and services, and the

provides overall upkeep and maintenance of designated areas of

engineering. Applies expert engineering methodologies in one or more

engineering areas. Interfaces with vendors, engineering, and peer

operations organizations. Acts in compliance with industry and Company

technical requirements, standards, policies, and procedures. Provides

technical leadership to junior Engineers and project teams.

* Key Responsibilities *

  • Maintain, grow and improve the T&P Splunk environment
  • Support large-scale deployments across multiple datacenters
  • Monitor & track Splunk performance problems & administration
  • Develop reliable, efficient queries that will feed custom:
  • Alerts
  • Dashboards
  • Reports
  • Data Models
  • Populate Splunk from 3rdparty data sources (i.e. bash/python scripts/SQL DB/APIs)
  • Report status through JIRA tickets and track work effectively


  • 3 year hands-on experience with distributed Splunk administration.
  • 3 Linux Systems administration experience
  • Must be proficient in SPL (Splunk Processing Language).
  • Experience Python/Perl or other OO based language
  • Experience with Java-script & CSS/HTML a plus
  • Exposure to database/big data technologies a plus
  • SQL (MySQL, Oracle)
  • No-SQL databases (Cassandra, Mongodb, Redis)
  • Hadoop
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

* Job Specification: *

  • Masters Degree or Equivalent
  • Engineering, Computer Science
  • Generally requires 11 years related experience

* Military Experience Valued *

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer