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Principal Virtualization Engineer

NBCUniversal, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

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Level: manager

Duration: full_time


NBCUniversal is strengthening its engineering team and is seeking a transformational principal engineer to participate with groups that are responsible for the overall strategy, architecture and design of the NBCUniversal enterprise private/public cloud environments. We are seeking a motivated individual with a drive to be on the cutting edge while helping change the culture of IT towards a more nimble and agile methodology leveraging next generation technology platforms. You will have breadth across technology stacks while leveraging a deep hands skillset evaluating and recommending solutions in partnership with engineering and development teams throughout the organization. You will be asked to provide guidance across network, storage, data protection, management, and virtualization teams. Technology focus will involve both on premise and external cloud environments. Technology governance and control are foundational elements to this strategy and this position will play a key role in laying that foundation.
  • Collaborate cross functionally to develop our target state cloud architecture and supporting organization model along with the platform roadmap required to achieve that target state.
  • Drive private cloud/ technology discussions and facilitate decision with other teams within the organization.
  • Executes POCs and feasibility studies to validate next-gen product concepts and technologies leveraging results to guide business and technology decisions.
  • Enforce adherence to architectural standards/principles, global product-specific guidelines, usability design standards, governance, cost controls, etc.
  • Drive technical designs to consensus and approval.
  • Keep abreast of and gain expertise in the evolving technology and understand how new technologies could be applied
  • Stay current with trends and incorporate emerging technology to benefit the platform.


• 5-7 years of experience in all aspects of private cloud computing including infrastructure, storage, and data protection
• Expert in virtualization software, specifically VMware ESXi (6.x and above) & Cisco UCS
• Familiarity with aspects of database, web and application technologies
• Expertise in Windows and Linux based operating systems
• Thorough understanding of infrastructure automation, continuous integration/deployment and delivery models
• Preference in one automation / scripting language (Python, PowerShell etc)
• Experience with networking protocols & concepts
• Balance of strategic and tactical skills and the ability to work on cross-functional teams.
• Ability to write technical documentation (platform architecture, strategy, engineering, business continuity etc.)
• Proficient at complex project multitasking and proactive in work responsibilities
• Ability to create business cases for new technology proposals
• Deep expertise in architecture and transformation strategy as well as product architecture.
• B.S. degree in Information Technology, Business Administration or other technical discipline

• Experience with cloud technologies and respective services (AWS, Azure)
• Familiarity with Agile project management philosophy & methods
• Possess an understanding of system testing including platform, integration, load and scale testing
• Understanding of ITSM process execution and ServiceNow for task tracking and execution

At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

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.

About NBCUniversal

At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU.

Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.


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