NBC Universal Technical Lead, TVD Technology in Universal City, California

Job Number 34724BR

Job Title Technical Lead, TVD Technology

Business Segment Operations & Technical Services

Sub-Business Technology

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 California

City Universal City


The TV Distribution Technical Lead will be responsible for defining the technology solutions to continue moving the applications in the department into the future to support the global sales and distribution business. The technical lead will be the primary point of contact for application architecture and will provide hands on guidance for projects and technical teams in developing creative and cost-effective solutions. This position will report to the Director, TVD Sales Technology and be based in Universal City, CA.

SAFE application is a critical and highly visible project within NBCUniversal. It is a very large and complex custom developed system that has been in production for 18 years and is the central system that runs a multi-billion dollar business. Technology platform is Microsoft’s .NET framework and database is Microsoft SQL Server 2016.


  • This is an exciting position that will provide exposure to the global distribution sales and operations processes and organizations in NBCU businesses.

  • This position requires a schedule accommodating core business hours as well as overtime work to meet deadlines.

  • You will be joining a team of experienced developers, business analysts, and managers.Job Duties

  • From a technical and architectural perspective, review the current technical standards, architectural framework and future roadmap. Define or propose improvements to them as required to match to the industry standards and best practices.

  • Provide technical oversight to ensure the custom software development projects and technology/infrastructure upgrade initiatives adhere to the established guidelines.

  • Perform reviews of product backlog, design and coding, in order to address potential delivery impediments or product quality issues.

  • Conduct code reviews, including code sampling design reviews, code profiling, and memory utilization review

  • Resolve complex design or performance issue that arise from either the application or the infrastructure

  • Identify opportunities to adopt innovative technologies.

  • Expertise in Cloud offerings and enablement. Experience with migrating applications, services and databases to cloud.

  • Design and document technical solutions through text and diagrams.

  • Prepare proposals and presentations for business and technical audiences.

  • Participate in or facilitate formal and informal technical and design evaluations.

  • Ability to create a POC using multiple technologies to evaluate an idea or a concept.

  • Research and analyze complex issues surrounding cross-functional business processes involving multiple application systems

  • Evaluate and select 3 party controls and components to be used in applications. Liaise with third party vendors. Assist in 3rd party control issue resolution

  • Research and evaluate tools to provide an optimum and efficient DevOps environment to the technical team. Resolve issues that arise around the tools that are used.

  • Meet with client teams to gather requirements and propose effective solutions to meet the business needs.

  • Provide day-to-day direction and guidance to the technical team as required.

  • Review technical capabilities of new and existing development team members

  • On call for application support


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or other technical discipline, or equivalent work experience, is preferred.

  • Minimum 5-7 years of hands-on technical experience using .NET

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in leading software architecture.

  • Experience managing Agile, Scrum, or other rapid application development teams to deliver technology solutions that meet customer expectations for timeliness and quality.

  • Experience in WPF, WCF using C#/.Net 4.0 and above/entity framework is must

  • Proven experience and thorough understanding of client server technologies, business concepts, security issues, and networking standards.

  • Proficient in infrastructure technologies that support the application such as Single Sign-On, server virtualization, and load balancing.

  • Ability to effectively communicate across third parties and technical and business engagement managers.

  • Proven experience leading and mentoring team members.Additional Job Requirements

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through NBC UNIVERSAL CAREERS to be considered

  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

  • Must be 18 years or older

Desired Characteristics

  • Modeled, analyzed and developed, SQL Server database schemas, with a medium sized database is a HUGE plus!

  • Tuned performance of SQL Server database schemas is a HUGE plus!

  • AngularJS or ReactJS development experience is a plus

  • Proven experience and thorough understanding of client server technologies, business concepts, security issues, and networking standards.

  • Ability to clearly communicate and present proposed technical solutions to technical and business audiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with the leadership team to set and execute project direction.

  • Strong customer focus, interpersonal, and problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in dynamic environment on multiple concurrent assignments with shifting priorities.

  • Passion for defining and creating business solutions.

  • Proven experience identifying and driving issues to resolution.

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