Anthony Martin on 17 Apr 2015 08:39:23 -0700

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[PLUG] Fwd: Follow up

Here are two open positions at Comcast if your looking for work contact the woman mentioned below.

Anthony Martin

Jr Linux System Administrator

(M) 609-410-1168

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From: Lightkep, Kellye <>
Date: Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 10:46 AM
Subject: Follow up
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Thank you for your time today! My contact information is listed below, I can be reached by phone (610-230-3393) or email anytime. Per our discussion I attached both job descriptions for the Linux roles I have!


Both in center city Philly for Comcast.


Thanks so much,




1). Ideally the candidate will have 1+ years of experience with Linux Red Hat    (RHEL 5.3 or 5.4) but will consider someone that has worked with Unix and handling Comcast hardware.

2). Scripting experience with Perl would be great but would consider (Bash, Shell, etc.)

3). Candidate must come from an enterprise environment. Prefers support on 100+ servers preferably.

4). Any experience with video content is a huge plus.


Job Description:

The Video on Demand Content Management team is looking to add an additional Engineer SA's to their team as they just converted one of our contractors perm. This is a team of 12 SA's (6 Engineering, 6 Content).

Split between remote and Reston/Denver/Philadelphia. They are responsible for every movie that comes through the "pipe" to make sure that it comes up on the setup box menu. They are responsible for quality and access of these movies. They are in a virtual and physical environment with about 150 boxes they're supporting.

They are looking for a well rounded Sr. SA with a strong scripting background, Linux/Unix, network protocol. Nice to have's would be web dashboards, vitalization, Splunk, Python, and Nagios.

Job Responsibilities:
This individual will be a 24x7x365 on-call member of an Agile, geographically dispersed Product Engineering Operations team within the Technology and Product Organization. This team operates Comcast’s cross-platform Video On Demand Infrastructure including back-end systems supporting ingest & entitlement databases delivering video content to over 25 million customers.

This job involves supporting a full range of activities necessary to deliver services on an end-to-end basis supporting the national Video On Demand infrastructure, including but not limited to; design, implement, troubleshoot, analyze and maintain the VOD infrastructure of internal and external customer environments; including network connectivity and utilization, Windows / Linux server administration, virtualization, performance tuning, architectural design, software & hardware deployments, process development & analytics development.

Identifies, researches, and resolves technical problems while maintaining documentation of said networks, systems and processes. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals while providing support, root cause analysis and remediation strategies for identified local and systemic issues. Requires the development of creative technical solutions aimed at improving performance, workflows, methods and procedures.

Major Duties:
• Function as a technical leader within an Agile team responsible for the day-to-day, 24x7x365 on-call engineering, system administration and operation of Comcast’s VOD (Video On Demand) ingest and delivery infrastructure
• Lead process improvement strategies, build a strong collaborative environment for all stakeholders, possess and display deep and broad technical knowledge while applying a broad scope of influence. Provide input into system design while composing and publishing technical requirements and architectural designs. Demonstrate deep understanding of end-to-end operational process life cycles and system designs
• Innovate and evaluate at a senior level; drive solutions through other teams; think strategically across one or more technologies demonstrating a vertical depth of knowledge. Stay current on cutting-edge technology while educating peers and encouraging knowledge growth and collaboration. Drives and champions change; innovatively solves problems; is willing to take risks and contribute innovative ideas
• Support, & maintain the VOD infrastructure via Windows / Linux operating system installations, upgrades, patching, tuning, log parsing, construct data serving methods, system configurations. While guiding and ensuring holistic operational monitoring and alarming practices across Comcast VOD devices
• Perform application software installations, upgrades, and troubleshooting across products including but not limited to; NetApp, Isilon, Oracle, MySQL, Apache, Aspera, Puppet, Elemental, RGB Networks, thePlatform, Nagios, Harmonic, MediaInfo, Sencore, and other Comcast VOD related devices. Lead the planning, testing and execution of aforementioned system and application level upgrades
• Autonomously lead projects, including architecture and design reviews. Apply expert engineering methodologies in Agile environments. Serve as a team lead on a regular basis across multiple projects while providing peer & team program or product leadership
• Present and defend market ideas and concepts to peers and management. Lead efforts to forge relationships across teams and or mentor large groups, foster technical solutions amongst peers, build ties with partner organizations, vendors and professional organizations
• Perform troubleshooting, problem resolution activities and root cause analysis with other support teams (e.g. network support, service desk, vendors). Produce root cause analysis findings that focus on recommendations to learn from, and avoid problem recurrence mitigating future systemic system issues
• Participation in an on-call rotation for after-hours coverage as needed. Occasional travel required, other duties as assigned
Required / Desired Skills & Experience:
• At least 7 years of Linux systems administration, performance tuning, and troubleshooting experience in a large-scale (100+ servers), customer-facing, highly available environments
• In-depth experience with IP networking (TCP/IP packet analysis, DNS, DHCP, NAT, SNMP etc.)
• Experience supporting large-scale database applications with a clear understanding of databases and the ability to write / parse SQL queries and databases
• Tools development in Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP, ASP, CGI or similar languages. Scripting with Perl, Bash, Python, Groovy. A focus on automation to reduce time on repeatable tasks and data aggregation / presentation
• Experienced in managing highly available customer facing applications while defining and designing applications based on LB and GSLB
• Experience with large-scale storage infrastructures (NetApp, Isilon) deploying, configuring and supporting said devices
• Experience managing servers remotely in a distributed environment along with digital data transfers through Aspera or similar products
• Design and implementation of monitoring and notification approaches maximizing system stability, function and performance. Utilizing tools such as Nagios, Cacti, Midas, Icinga, OpsView, NetCrunch, Splunk, etc.
• At least 1 year experience with Agile / Lean environments utilizing work management tooling (Rally), experience with Scrum constructs in team environments.


This next position is a little more senior-


1) Linux Administration, Application support exp.
2) Proficient knowledge fundamental networking concepts (Command line, bridges, routers, hubs, OS Reference Models)
3) Experience supporting a server based product


Job Description:

Personal Qualifications:
- Strong Debugging and Root Cause Analysis Skills
- Adept and comfortable working in a rapidly changing matrix environment required.
- Takes lead on issue resolution activities using knowledge of complex and company-wide systems.
- Work closely with peer teams to deliver high availability and optimum performance for customer trials.
- Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
- The capacity to work well under pressure and handle diversified tasks day to day is essential.
- Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills and system failure analysis
- Customer-first attitude and strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Contribute to root case analysis meetings as part of process improvement.
- A keen analytical, structured and detail-oriented approach to problem solving.
- Occasional day and over-night travel for training and cross-team meetings.
- Analyzes, tests, and assists with the integration of new releases and applications.

Job Requirements:
- Technical support experience in Linux/Web/C++ type applications
- Diagnose problems with both proprietary and open source application.
- BS in a related field or equivalent experience, e.g. Computer Engineering, Computer Science.
- Support code deployments to development and production environments.
- Work with application developers, QA, and varius other teams to isolate customer issues.
- Production operations experience required, e.g. Root Cause Analysis and process improvement.
- Custom development of monitoring, analytics and troubleshooting tools relating to video delivery systems.
- Participate in the development and testing of internal tools, scripts and other similar coding projects.
- Monitor servers & services (OP5, Nagios, Splunk, etc.) and develop custom alerts.
- Respond to alerts, including those escalated to you by our Global Operations Center.
- Monitor system health across our environment using OP5, Nagios, Splunk, SiteScope, etc. and assist NOC in diagnosing root cause.
- Investigate potential problems (Splunk log diving, reproducing issues, bug writing and tracking) and simple network traces and troubleshooting.
- Escalate issues to development team and working closely in a devOPS type environment
- Analyzes systems and makes recommendations to prevent possible problems.
- Work with ticketing system and respond to system issues such as system exceptions, development and architectural questions.
- Development and execution of various types of testing not limited to regression, sit, validation, load, capacity, longevity and stress.
- Ability to create and maintain policies, standards, and overall system documentation.
- Documentation of standard installation, configuration and troubleshooting procedures.
- Formal training and experience using object-oriented and/or functional.
- Experience in both Automated Script and Manual SOP based Deployments

Core Technical Qualifications:
- Strong knowledge of Unix/Linux environments, and solid experience in high performance computing.
- Operate and support a suite of http/nfs/cdn/multicast based IP video delivery services.
- Strong foundation in the following technologies desired: NFS, Apache, DRDB, Varnish, IPVS, Multicast
- Misc Video delivery clients (IOS, Flash, HTML5, Firefox, Microsoft, etc.)
- Familiarity with common video and audio formats, containers and codecs
- Video encoding, transcoding, and packaging systems administration and operation a big plus.
- Knowledge of Adaptive Video Streaming over HTTP and DRM technologies and cryptography as it relates to video
- Extensive knowledge of network protocols as well as Web software architecture and frameworks.
- Experience in virtual networks (VMware), Web Services, and streaming media a plus
- Advanced knowledge of Linux OS system admin, shell scripting and GNU tools
- Significant application support background, e.g. Unix and Web middleware development and/or QA
- Scripting and/or development background: develops software in several modern languages (Ruby, bash, Python, Perl, etc.)
- Experience with git/svn/cvs and software deployment tools (Capistrano, Fabric, Func)




Kellye Lightkep| Network Infrastructure Recruiter
T 610.230.3393
888.448.8818 | F 610.230.3450 |
100 Matsonford Rd., Bldg 3, Suite #210, Radnor, PA 19087

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