Comcast Cybersecurity: Security and Privacy Research Engineer

at Comcast
Published November 30, 2022
Location Philadelphia, PA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Comcast's Technology, Product & Experience 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 apps like TVGo to 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 offer a flexible working environment to balance the need to work independently wherever you choose, with days that require collaboration at one of our offices. Our roles primarily reside inside or around one of our Tech Hubs (Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs, Denver, Austin, Silicon Valley, Washington DC/N. Virginia). Some roles can work virtual full-time if they are not near a Tech Hub, but that is dependent upon the needs of the position and amount of collaboration required.

Job Summary

We are looking for passionate, and talented cybersecurity researchers who have genuine excitement for and interest in cybersecurity. As a Security Research Engineer, you'll be engaging as a programmatic and subject matter expert to advance Comcast's cybersecurity posture through conducting research and development. You will conduct research on established as well as emerging cybersecurity technologies and identify how they can be incorporated into the Comcast technology stacks. You will collaborate across a variety of stakeholders, including product owners, legal, business leaders, and security experts and engage in a variety of research areas.

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:

+ MS in Cybersecurity, Privacy, Machine Learning Security, or Data Science. PhD is strongly preferred.

+ 2+ years of proven experience for MS, 1 year of postdoctoral or industry experience for PhD.

+ Experience building proofs of concepts. (Note: you do not need to be a software developer. But you should be able to code.)

+ Outstanding soft skills.

+ Self-motivated, hard-working, capable of working independently as well as multi-functionally as a team-player.

+ Strong written and verbal communication skills

+ Knowledge of emerging cybersecurity technologies, threats, mitigations, and security industry trends.

+ Knowledge of networking protocols such as TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP, IoT, etc.

+ Explore and read from real incidents and learn from cybersecurity researchers and attackers to develop solutions addressing real-world security threats.

+ Work multi-functionally among different business units, product owners and legal to build the next new security technology and feature.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Experience in one of the following languages: Python, JavaScript, C, Java.

+ Knowledge in one the following Cloud services: AWS, Azure, Google, or other cloud platforms.

+ Lead innovation projects and build POCs that help advance our state-of-art in threat detections and protection

+ Experience in Machine Learning

+ Strong experience with on (or more) of the following areas:

+ Application security

+ Static & multifaceted analysis

+ Network defense

+ Intrusion detection

+ Security Architecture

+ Data protection

+ Secure application development

+ Cryptography

+ Risk assessment

+ Source code scan

+ Data-centric risk assessment

+ Machine learning applications in security

+ Privacy engineering

+ Data privacy

+ Privacy by design

+ Machine learning (Privacy improving machine learning)

+ An established publication record or record of public speaking on cybersecurity topics.

+ Experience with writing patents.

+ Guides the successful completion of high profile, revenue impacting programs. Serves as a leader to others for specific technologies and/or areas of research.

+ Resolves technical requirements for an application or platform. Leads the design and implementation of applications and platforms within a specific area of research, partnering with the product team and other collaborators through development. Conducts studies to support product or application development.

+ Develops specifications, technical requirements, algorithms, and frameworks of custom designs for future products and applications.

+ Develops technical solutions to high profile, revenue impacting and sophisticated problems.

+ Represents the work team and organization as the prime technical contact on assigned projects.

Employees at all levels are encouraged to:

+ Understand our Operating Principles; make them the guidelines for how you do your job.

+ Be responsible for the customer experience - think and act in ways that put our customers first, give them flawless digital options at every touchpoint, and make them promoters of our products and services.

+ Know your stuff - be hard-working learners, users and advocates of our radical 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 insights.

+ 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.

+ Get 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 crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications.

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer.

Comcast is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.


Bachelor's Degree

While possessing the stated degree is preferred, Comcast also may consider applicants who hold some combination of coursework and experience, or who have extensive related professional experience.

Relevant Work Experience

5-7 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.