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Software Engineer, Android, VIPER

San Diego, CA Comcast

Job Summary

Responsible for planning and designing new software and web applications. Analyzes, tests and assists with the integration of new applications. Documents all development activity. Assists with training non-technical personnel. Has in-depth experience, knowledge and skills in own discipline. Usually determines own work priorities. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

Job Description

The Comcast Trusted Computing platform secures X1, the best Cable TV experience on the market. The Trusted Computing Products team is responsible for all aspects of the architecture, design, development, and operations of the identity provisioning and authentication, content encryption, and DRM license services that back the secure video delivery on Comcast’s X1 platform. Our deliverables include client-side and embedded systems work that enables best-in-class video experiences across a diverse set of platforms.

Trusted Computing Products and X1 fall within Comcast’s Technology, Product, and Experience (TPX) organization. We are a diverse team with a laid-back work environment, casual attire, flexible work hours, and great benefits.

A Software Engineer on the Trusted Computing Products team is a talented and self-motivated individual with a strong technical background, demonstrated mastery of computer science fundamentals, and a history of successful contributions in a fast-paced and large-scale environment. Depending on the Engineer’s experience and interests, a project portfolio could include direct responsibility for architecture, development, and maintenance of client-side components. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to multiple platforms in a world class system and practice security systems engineering.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of five years of experience as an active contributor during all phases of the agile software development lifecycle with the ability to demonstrate specific and detailed individual contributions in the areas of architecture/design, development, testing, release, and maintenance.

  • A thorough understanding of common data structures and their usage within software applications. Experience and proficiency with common programming algorithms and their relative tradeoffs.

  • Proficiency with object-oriented development, data modeling, and common software design patterns.

  • Experience defining and employing document structures and data serialization techniques through one or more common formats (e.g., XML, JSON, or ASN1).

  • Mastery of C or C++.

  • A sense of proud ownership and an ongoing desire to proactively enhance products and processes.

  • Strong English communications skills, with the ability to describe advanced technical concepts clearly, concisely, and accurately to diverse audiences in speech and in writing.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing embedded software in a Linux/Unix environment, including basic system configuration, scripting, networking, and debugging.

  • Experience with large scale open source-based software architectures and development practices.

  • Experience with SoC based software application development related to trusted applications executing in a dedicated TEE.

  • Experience working with standards-based cryptography and trust primitives (e.g., AES, RSA, Elliptic Curve, X.509 Certificates) utilizing standard cryptographic libraries e.g., OpenSSL.

  • Experience with IP video streaming protocols such as HLS or DASH and associated DRM content protection systems such as Widevine, PlayReady, or FairPlay DRM systems.

  • Experience developing applications for Set Top Boxes, Android devices, iOS devices, and web applications.

  • Experience authoring and refining technical specifications.

  • Experience with development in languages such as Java, Kotlin, Swift, Objective C, and Javascript.

  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field.


  • 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 an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer.


Bachelor’s Degree

Relevant Work Experience

5-7 Years

Base pay is one part of the Total Rewards that Comcast provides to compensate and recognize employees for their work. Most sales positions are eligible for a Commission under the terms of an applicable plan, while most non-sales positions are eligible for a Bonus. Additionally, Comcast provides best-in-class Benefits. 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.

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