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NBC Universal Staff Software Engineer (SQL, Python, AWS Serverless) in Universal City, California

We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We own and operate leading entertainment and news brands, including NBC, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, Telemundo, NBC Local Stations, Bravo, USA Network, and Peacock, our premium ad-supported streaming service. We produce and distribute premier filmed entertainment and programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Universal Studio Group, and have world-renowned theme parks and attractions through Universal Destinations & Experiences. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ( initiatives, coupled with our Corporate Social Responsibility ( work, is informed by our employees, audiences, park guests and the communities in which we live. We strive to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. Together, we’ll continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.

We are seeking a Back-End Staff Software Engineer who will develop software, help formalize development process and tooling, and contribute to the technical vision and strategy of the organization.

This role falls within the “Rights and Contracts” organization, which is focused on producing, cataloging, and distributing IP rights and contractual information for the enterprise.


  • Work in an agile software development team to complete backlog items, working in conjunction with other developers within NBCUniversal and engineers from external companies.

  • Test and create automated tests for your code, ensuring every function, service, and object is compatible with your team’s work and with the many systems within the NBCUniversal system portfolio.

  • Communicate with business partners around NBCUniversal to understand the needs of the user, and implement those ideas in software.

  • Create documentation for developers as well as business users to help them understand your products.

  • Maintain cloud-based platforms and environments of supported applications, troubleshooting and patching functional issues and data issues in lower or production environments when necessary.

Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum 8 years of related experience in software development, or an equivalent combination of education/experience

  • Extensive experience in managing relational databases in production and at scale. Experience managing large-scale data migrations and managing schema through code.

  • Extensive experience in writing complicated SQL & Stored Procedure

  • Strong ability to tune high-performance database queries

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Experience in building production-grade, cloud-native software (AWS serverless preferred) with hands-on experience in cloud automation

  • Knowledge and experience in Python

  • Experienced in creating data architecture, data model diagrams, and relationship diagrams

  • Understand complex data structures and algorithms

  • Desire to lean in on a philosophy of security, resiliency, and privacy by design

  • Experience with automated test/build/deploy tools in a Python tech stack

  • Motivated and Self-Starting: able to think critically about problems, decipher user preferences versus hard requirements, and effectively use online and onsite resources to find an appropriate solution with little intervention

  • Passionate about writing clean, maintainable code that will be used and modified by others, and able to use and modify other developers’ work rather than recreate it

  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

  • Must be 18 years or older

Desired Characteristics:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field strongly preferred

  • Competent working in secured internal network environments and complex cloud networks setups

  • Demonstrated experience building software on the cloud such as AWS with managed services and serverless solutions

  • Experience with serverless technologies and event-driven design

  • Able to communicate effectively in a diverse team of varying skill sets and proficiencies.  Able to lead and instruct and take direction when appropriate.  Effective in-person, written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience working in large, multifaceted and matrixed organizations

  • Collaborative team player accustomed to working within and across groups

  • Organized and detail-oriented with ability to manage time effectively

  • Ability to translate business process needs into clear technical requirements

  • Ability to influence internal and external team members without direct reporting authority

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to relate complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Passion for content distribution and keeping up to date with emerging platforms & the latest technology trends

  • Ability to work and participate in a team with an open and collaborative style of communications

  • Strong character exhibiting company core values: Integrity, Creativity, Teamwork, Pioneering Spirit, Ownership

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: $130,000 - $170,000 (bonus eligible) 

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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