Principal iOS Developer


Philadelphia, PA 19133

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Comcast's Technology, Product & Experience organization works at the intersection of media and technology. Our innovative teams are continually developing and delivering products that transform the customer experience. From creating apps like TVGo to new features such as the Talking Guide on the X1 platform, we work every day to make a positive impact through innovation in the pursuit of building amazing products that are enjoyable, easy to use and accessible across all platforms. The team also develops and supports our evolving network architecture, including next-generation consumer systems and technologies, infrastructure and engineering, network integration and management tools, and technical standards. We offer a flexible working environment to balance the need to work independently wherever you choose, with days that require collaboration at one of our offices. Our roles primarily reside inside or around one of our Tech Hubs (Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs, Denver, Austin, Silicon Valley, Washington DC/N. Virginia). Some roles can work virtual full-time if they are not near a Tech Hub, but that is dependent upon the needs of the position and amount of collaboration required.

Job Summary

Responsible for planning and designing new software and web applications. Analyzes, tests and assists with the integration of new applications. Oversees the documentation of all development activity. Trains non-technical personnel. Assists with tracking performance metrics. Provides guidance and support to other Engineers. Integrates knowledge of business and functional priorities. Acts as a key contributor in a complex and crucial environment. May lead teams or projects and shares expertise.

Job Description

The Technology, Product, Experience (TPX) organization works at the intersection of media and technology and our innovative teams are continually developing and delivering products and next-generation technologies that transform the customer experience. The Comcast Network and CONNECTivity (CONNECT) organization is a highly agile, fast-paced, dedicated group at the forefront of change focused on innovating, building, and operating the best in class, most reliable access network for our customers.

About the Team / Role:

As an iOS Swift Software Developer, you will be part of the OpTek Mobile development team responsible for a suite of iOS applications that is used by 20,000+ Comcast Field Technicians to diagnose and repair issues within the Access Network that impact our customers. Your responsibilities will span the entire product life cycle, from requirements gathering, to design/development, to deployment, QA support, and operations support.

Core Responsibilities

+ Collaborates with project stakeholders to identify product and technical requirements. Conducts analysis to determine integration needs.

+ Designs new software, supports applications under development and customizes current applications. Develops software update process for existing applications. Assists in the roll-out of software releases.

+ Oversees the researching, writing and editing of documentation and technical requirements, including evaluation plans, test results, technical manuals and formal recommendations and reports.

+ Keeps current with technological developments within the industry. Monitors and evaluates competitive applications and products. Reviews literature, patents and current practices relevant to the solution of assigned projects.

+ Provides technical leadership throughout the design process and guidance with regards to practices, procedures and techniques. Serves as a guide and mentor for junior level Software Development Engineers.

+ Assists in tracking and evaluating performance metrics. Ensures team delivers software on time, to specification and within budget.

+ Works with Quality Assurance team to determine if applications fit specification and technical requirements.

+ Displays expertise in knowledge of SDLC methodologies, concepts and skills and their application in the area of specified engineering specialty.

+ Displays expertise in process design and redesign skills. Presents and defends architectural, design and technical choices to internal audiences.

Preferred Skills:

+ Experience with AWS is a plus!

+ Experience developing shareable components using SwiftUI

Additional Experience We're Looking For:

+ Proficient in Swift and Cocoa Touch

+ Knowledge of Apple's design principles and application interface guidelines

+ Fundamental understanding of networking (HTTP, web sockets, caching, etc.)

+ Experience building and consuming RESTful services

+ Experience driving adoption of software engineering best practices within your team

+ Proficient in code versioning tools such as GitHub

+ Knowledge of C-based libraries

+ Familiarity with push notifications, APIs, and cloud messaging

+ Experience working with an app that integrates with several internal mobile libraries

+ Experience maintaining Continuous Integration and Deployment pipelines or workflows


+ Ability to effectively communicate technical challenges and solutions

+ Ability to solve ambiguous or undefined problems

+ Technical leadership throughout the design, development, testing and deployment processes of core iOS libraries and guidance with regards to practices, procedures and techniques

+ Presentation and advocating for architectural, design, and technical choices to internal and external audiences

+ Serving as a coach and mentor for junior- and mid-level Software Development Engineers

+ Collaboration

+ Eagerness for learning and adapting to new technologies

+ A strong sense of ownership and responsibility for code quality that follows standard methodologies

+ Collaboration with project stakeholders to identify product and technical requirements, conducting analysis to settle integration needs

About Our Perks & Benefits:

We are determined to create an environment where our employees feel valued, understand our business goals, and are motivated.

Here's a look at just some of the perks and benefits we make available to our US-based employees:

+ Medical & Dental

+ 401(k) Savings Plan

+ Generous paid time off

+ Life Milestones - from adoption assistance, childcare resources, pet insurance, and more, Comcast supports you at all life stages.

+ Courtesy Services - We offer all of our full-time employees in serviceable areas free digital TV and internet.

+ Discount tickets for Universal Resorts, including theme park tickets and onsite hotel rooms.

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Reasonable Accommodation

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.


+ 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.

Comcast is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.


Bachelor's Degree

While possessing the stated degree is preferred, Comcast also may consider applicants who hold some combination of coursework and experience, or who have extensive related professional experience.

Relevant Work Experience

10 Years +


Pay Range: $138,932.26 - $208,398.38

Comcast intends to offer the selected candidate base pay within this range, dependent on job-related, non-discriminatory factors such as experience.

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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