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Executive Director, Data Platform and Architecture
Comcast Corporation Reston, VA
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Executive Director, Data Platform and Architecture

Comcast Corporation
Reston, VA
  • Full-Time

FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, comprised of FreeWheel Publishers, FreeWheel Markets, and FreeWheel Advertisers – empowers all segments of The New TV Ecosystem. We are structured to provide the full breadth of solutions the advertising industry needs to achieve their goals. We power the technology, data enablement, and convergent marketplaces required to ensure buyers and sellers can transact across all screens, across all data types, and all sales channels, in order to ensure the ultimate goal – results for marketers. With offices in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, London, Paris, Beijing, and across the globe, FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, stands to advocate for the entire industry through the FreeWheel Council for Premium Video.

Job Summary

We are hiring an Executive Director to lead a global team of ~80 professionals to deliver customer-facing data and analytics capabilities, advance existing infrastructure by adopting cloud-native solutions (e.g., Snowflake, Databricks, etc.), and create innovative features by leveraging ML/AI. The ideal candidate shall have a solid track record in delivering enterprise data solutions while providing their teams with strategic leadership and executive oversight. The ideal candidate shall have hands-on experience delivering enterprise data lakes (Iceberg, Delta Lake, Hudi, etc.), data warehouses (Snowflake, Redshift, etc.), ETL framework and processes (Databricks, DBT, etc.), and BI/Analytic applications (custom-built applications, Looker, Tableau, etc.). In this role, you will manage a double-digit million-dollar budget, work with engineering, product teams, and customers (both internal and external) to define business objectives, craft execution plans, and be responsible for delivery on time and within budget. This position will report to VP2 of Data Platform at FreeWheel and is based in Reston, Virginia, with an expectation of 2-3 days in office, hybrid structure.

Job Description


  • Creates, defines, and drives organizational strategies and execution plans.  
  • Partners with the product management teams to engage internal and external customers, define product roadmap based on customers’ needs and pain points.
  • Establish concrete execution plans and release schedules to deliver the roadmap on time and within budget.
  • Establishes and improves mechanisms to ensure operational and cost transparency and data quality.
  • Identifies, evaluates, and recommends software and solutions that enable FreeWheel to work with Petabytes of data per day quickly and economically. 
  • Communicates and establishes relationships with vendors and other functional areas of the business.  
  • Provides leadership and mentorship to team members to ensure their professional and career growth. 
  • Works with architects and partners with product management teams across platforms and departments to influence decisions on architecture and product directions. 
  • Responsible for operation budget, strive to do more with less while making investment recommendations when opportunities arise.  
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.  
  • Regular, consistent, and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary.  
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • 10 years or more experience in managing data engineering teams as leader-of-leaders, with 5+ years managing teams of 50+. 
  • Experiences in building enterprise data and analytics platforms 
  • Experience in leveraging data products, solutions, and services (e.g., Snowflake, Databricks, Atlan, Monte Carlo, etc.) to deliver and modernize data technology stack and infrastructure.  
  • Effective speaking and writing skill (will ask for sample writing) 
  • Preferred but optional, understanding online video business, the TV and cable industry and the challenges facing both the industry, content owners and distributors. 

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. 

Disclaimer: 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 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, genetic information, 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.


Comcast Corporation

Reston, VA


Arts and Entertainment

Posted date

February 14, 2024

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Comcast Corporation job posting for a Executive Director, Data Platform and Architecture in Reston, VA with a salary of $52,000 to $121,700 Yearly with a map of Reston location.