Sr WiFi Engineer, SDET @ Comcast - Philadelphia, PA

Job Overview

4 months ago

Sr WiFi Engineer, SDET

Comcast - Philadelphia, PA

Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the worlds best entertainment and online experiences. As a Fortune 50 leader, we set the pace in a variety of innovative and fascinating businesses and create career opportunities across a wide range of locations and disciplines. We are at the forefront of change and move at an amazing pace, thanks to our remarkable people, who bring cutting-edge products and services to life for millions of customers every day. If you share in our passion for teamwork, our vision to revolutionize industries and our goal to lead the future in media and technology, we want you to fast-forward your career at Comcast.

Job Summary

Comcast/SKY’s Technology & Product 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 exciting products like the X1 Video Gateway, XB broadband gateways, wireless router technology, and 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 have an exciting role for a WiFi Architect on Comcast/SKY’s Whole Home WiFi. Our team works closely with our internal and external development partners to develop and conduct quality characterization on Comcast’s WiFi products. Efforts within the team help ensure a world-class customer experience for the millions of Comcast and SKY customers on our products and platform applications! We are looking for a highly motivated technical person who will help drive change and help others to constantly come up with better solutions to evaluate product quality, performance and the customer experience; as well as persist in WiFi excellence. We are looking for someone who does not just know how to solve problems, but who helps define the problems and direction, creates value, and pioneer’s new frontiers in characterizing WiFi behavior in our products. The WiFi Architect will be responsible for designing, developing, implementing and analyzing product specifications and WiFi architecture for Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) products. Optimizing WiFi radio and antenna parameters to elevate the customer experience and develop metrics to show improvement with considerations for converging with evolved packet core architecture. Building setups to mimic real world environmental conditions. Researching traffic models and industry trends to provide relevant data for laboratory conditions. Assists in various project teams, developing test strategies, and designing best practices. Able to understand deployment manual/automation solutions to the fast-paced devops paradigm, quickly tailoring solutions to help identify, reproduce, and triage lab/field defects. Acts as a key contributor in a complex and crucial environment. Must lead teams or projects and shares expertise.

Job Description

Core Responsibilities

  • Develops strategies and characterizing WiFi behavior in our new products; leads and able to resolve engineering investigations which includes identifying, reproducing, and resolving product defects
  • Collaborates with Product and Development teams to identify product and technical requirements
  • Communicates with tool development teams to make best use of automation for new test features introduced.
  • Reviews and verifies requirements and design specifications for validity in overall product design, with an emphasis towards product testability and verification
  • Assists in developing Quality Assurance test philosophies and methodologies; assists in identifying viable test strategies in order to support testing product functionality
  • Familiar with advanced WiFi test automation frameworks and industry trends
  • Assist in the identification and resolution of problems and defects; able to initiate investigation processes, identifies and reproduces bugs or defects and drives issues and improvements to resolution

Experience/ Technical Skills


  • BS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or related technical field
  • Expertunderstanding ofWiFi antennas, frequency coordination,802.11 technologies and IP protocols.
  • Moderate level knowledge of scripting
  • Troubleshooting and root-cause-analysis skills.
  • 5-7 years of experience in networking and wireless technologies.
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance; able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary


  • Experience with Load/Performance testing will be added advantage
  • Experience in home networking protocols and technologies such as Bluetooth, Zigbee, Wi-Fi and other
  • Experience with broadband product test including DOCSIS, cable modem standards, digital voice and other
  • Hands-on experience with device/consumer products test, ideally in high performance video applications
  • Background in working in highly automated product test environments and able to assist in test automation/maintenance when necessary
  • Ability to works with technology partner/vendor teams to troubleshoot problems
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Languages: Good knowledge of data science tools, scripting and programming languages

Employees at all levels are expected to:

  • Understand our Operating Principles; make them the guidelines for how you do your job.
  • Own the customer experience - think and act in ways that put our customers first, give them seamless digital options at every touchpoint, and make them promoters of our products and services.
  • Know your stuff - be enthusiastic learners, users and advocates of our game-changing technology, products and services, especially our digital tools and experiences.
  • Win as a team - make big things happen by working together and being open to new ideas.
  • Be an active part of the Net Promoter System - a way of working that brings more employee and customer feedback into the company - by joining huddles, making call backs and helping us elevate opportunities to do better for our customers.
  • Drive results and growth.
  • Respect and promote inclusion & diversity.
  • Do what's right for each other, our customers, investors and our communities.


  • 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

7-10 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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