NBC Universal Media Software Engineer in Centennial, Colorado

Job Number 32507BR

Job Title Media Software Engineer

Business Segment Operations & Technical Services

Sub-Business Global Media Operations

Posting Category Technology/Engineering

About Us NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. 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.

Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province Colorado

City Centennial



  • Customize workflows for NBCUniversals’ Global Media Operations (GMO) – encompassing content prep and delivery for US domestic and international content delivery.

  • Develop software related to media asset management systems, automated metadata management and media delivery capabilities.

  • Integrate various software platforms through vendor APIs.

  • Work with vendors on API implementation and troubleshooting, suggesting necessary features and identifying enhancement opportunities.

  • Engineer integrated software solutions to anticipate and enable business growth, productivity, and reliability.

  • Identify automation opportunities within media workflows, and develop appropriate software solutions.

  • Coordinate with internal operational & technology and vendor support teams to isolate issues and drive resolution.

  • Configure test, QA and production environments with proper packages and dependencies to enable development.

  • Work with client user groups to ensure operational needs are being appropriately met.

  • Provide 24x7 On-Air systems support and daily operations support; some overnight shift-schedule support will be required during on-air rollout and special broadcast events.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Education/experience in Broadcast Technology/Engineering or related field - ideally BS in Engineering/Computer Science and experience within the broadcast industry.

  • 3+ years of experience on scripting languages – in particular JavaScript within a Rhino environment along with python and shell scripting proficiency.

  • 3+ years of experience managing a GNU/Linux environment for development, including package management and basic system administration.

  • 3+ years of experience developing software against documented third-party APIs and working with vendors to identify and correct issues and drive enhancements.

  • 3+ years working with IT systems, with a solid understanding of network protocols and standards (e.g. DNS, TCP, HTTP, FTP, SSH).

  • Experience developing software in a team environment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must apply online via nbcunicareers.com (note job #)

  • Must be willing to work in Centennial, CO

  • Must have scheduling flexibility in order to meet on-air operational needs.

Desired Characteristics

  • Familiarity with broadcast production or video production systems, ideally working knowledge of Asset Management Systems (Evertz Mediator or others)

  • Experience working with Agile and Scrum methodologies for software development and project execution.

  • Familiarity with software development tools such as JIRA, Github, and Jenkins.

  • Experience with high-volume data migration projects.

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