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Engineering Manager, Test Automation, Playback Services, Peacock

NBCUniversal, LLC, Universal City, California

Create the extraordinary.

Level: Manager (Supervisor)


At Peacock, the dynamic new streaming service from NBCUniversal you’ll find more than a job. Here you’ll find a fast-paced, high-flying team of unique birds who want to be at the epicenter of technology, sports, news, tv, movies and more. We work hard to connect people to what they love, each other and the world around them by creating shared experiences through culture-defining entertainment.
As a company, we embrace the power of difference. Our team is committed to creating an organization that champions diversity and inclusivity for all by curating content and a workforce that represents the world around us. We continue to challenge ourselves and the industry by being customer-centric, data-driven creatures of innovation. At Peacock, we are determined to forge the next frontier of streaming through creativity, teamwork, and talent.
Here you can fly to new heights!

The Playback Services is responsible for building all playback-related functionality in Peacock OTT products. We work closely with the application teams in Sky Go, NOW TV, Sky Sports, NBC Sports, Vudu, Comcast and others to ensure that common functionality is built in a reliable, scalable and efficient way.

We build a video SDK which our colleagues across Sky use to achieve effortless video playback on Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Samsung TV, LG TV, PlayStation, Xbox, Roku, Android TV, Fire TV, Chromecast and other devices.

The Test Automation team is looking for an Engineering Manager to grow and develop our test automation framework and build an inclusive and high-performing teams. Engineering Manager will drive Test Automation in partnership with other managers and senior engineers across multiple internal and external teams, including quality, video, and player teams.

Sucessful candidate in this role will lead the automation test team, provide technical leadership in design and architecture of the automation framework, and will ensure adoption of the framework in all the QE teams in the organization. He/she should be master in modern testing techniques and tools, including autiomation.
Responsibilities:
  • Sucessful candidate will have complete ownership for preparing test automation solution, designing automation frameworks and lead the implementation of test strategy, test plans & test execution of the product.
  • Supports automation scripts development and the optimization of those scripts.
  • Recommends new tools, techniques and methodologies needed to enhance productivity and quality.
  • Experience in architecting & building real-time, large scale video applications.
  • Collaborate with product teams to strategize & align long term solution for test automation including roadmap, tools, framework & approach.
  • Evaluate, select and formulate best usage of test automation tools and future alignment for different products and applications.
  • Create a standard framework for Functional Automation, Performance Testing and Security and Penetration Testing. Presents technical documentation for review by peers and Development community.
  • Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code
  • To work with Quality Engineering team for resolution of technical issues of the product as needed.
  • Develop automation strategy to support regression testing based on the technical analysis, complexity and reusability.
  • Responds appropriately and competently to the demands of work challenges when confronted with changes, ambiguity, adversity, and other pressures.
  • Prepare and install solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards, and programming.
  • Deliver on product roadmaps, incrementally with a high level of quality.
  • Drive technical initiatives in partnership with senior engineers across teams
  • Constantly search for improvements in process, improve software delivery and operational processes.
  • Grow the team by attracting diverse talent that can push technical boundaries and where individuals recognise that team success is more important than individual success.
  • Support, coach and develop high performing engineers through regular 1:1s, continuous feedback and relationships with others.
  • Mentor individuals to embrace diversity and help building an inclusive and flexible workplace.
  • Define and track test metrics, including code coverage, quality, and performance.
  • Drive Improvement throughout the team.
  • Represent the Test Automation team in project/progress/status meetings.


• Good knowledge in programming concepts and experience in programming languages like Java, .NET, C#, JavaScript, and Python.
• Demonstrated skill in using coding standards and being an active participant in code reviews.
• Expert in automation frameworks such as JUnit, TestNG, Selenium, and Cypress.
• UI and/or API level test automation expertise
• Experience with web service technology like XML, REST, SOAP.
• Experience in high volume, high throughput video platform/SDK environment.
• Experienced in implementing testing and QA frameworks in Video Playback Applications’ domain using Agile methodologies.
• Expertise with web performance infrastructure (CDNs, caching, reverse-proxies) and cloud resources (AWS, Azure).
• Experience with high performance platforms catering to millions of daily traffic.
• Thorough understanding and hands on experience in developing, enhancing automation testing frameworks.
• Strong troubleshooting and root cause analysis abilities.
• Strong knowledge of Charles/Fiddler or other debugging proxy tools
• Excellent trouble shooting skills with the ability to analyze logs

Basic Qualifications:

Must have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Technology, Computer Information Systems, Computer Applications, Engineering or related field, plus 9 years of experience in the software engineering industry. In lieu of a bachelor’s degree, we will accept 2 additional years of experience in the software engineering industry.

Must have 5 years of experience in each of the following:

• Performing test planning, and designing and executing requirements that impact multiple systems in a multi-vendor environment;
• Performing systems testing cycles, including integration testing, functional testing, user acceptance testing (UAT), and regression testing;
• Identifying, prioritizing, and tracking defects; and
• Utilizing Selenium, Cucumber, Robot framework, Appium and Cypress for automation testing.



NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

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. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Click here to learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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About NBCUniversal, LLC

NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

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. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

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