Lead Data Scientist

Lead Data Scientist

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Lead Data Scientist - 101792

Data Science - USA New York, New York

Title: Lead Data Scientist 

Division:  Data Science

Location: United States: Remote

What is the role?

Streaming is exploding right now! As a Lead Data Scientist on the Connected TV Measurement team, you will have a front row seat for all of the action.

What will I do?

In this role, you will be working to develop methodologies to enhance Nielsen’s Connected TV measurement.  Your primary responsibilities include:

  • Drive the development, testing, and implementation of new measurement methodologies, including client-focused impact assessments 

  • Build and deploy production-ready automated methodologies into functional modules, including unit tests and quality control checks while incorporating CI/CD workflows

  • Identify root causes and solve any bugs or quality escapes

  • Ensure detailed documentation of new methodologies, research findings, and best practices

  • Ensure product quality, stability, and scalability by facilitating code reviews 

  • Explaining complex model-related concepts in simple terms to non-technical internal and external audiences 

  • Mentor and provide oversight to junior associates while serving as an example by sharing relevant best practices 

Is this for me?

This role requires:

  • 5+ years of professional work experience in Statistics, Data Science, Computer Science, and/or related disciplines

  • Experience with developing and automating methodologies 

  • Mastery of Python

  • Experience with sophisticated data mining & modeling solutions and the tools that support them such as Scikit-learn, PyTorch, and PyMC3

  • Experience with relational and distributed database systems with expertise in tools such as Spark, Presto, and other SQL-based querying engines

  • Experience with ETL frameworks like Airflow 

  • Familiarity with DevOps tools and CI/CD workflows including Git

  • Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Data Science, Computer Science or other related field

  • Organization and clear communication

Nice to have: 

  • Advanced degree in Statistics, Data Science, Computer Science or other related field

  • Experience working in cloud-based environments such as Azure, AWS, or GCP

  • Domain expertise in Digital or Television measurement



By connecting clients to audiences, we fuel the media industry with the most accurate understanding of what people listen to and watch. To discover what audiences love, we measure across all channels and platforms⁠—from podcasts to streaming TV to social media. And when companies and advertisers are truly connected to their audiences, they can see the most important opportunities and accelerate growth.

Do you want to move the industry forward with Nielsen? Our people are the driving force. Your thoughts, ideas and expertise can propel us forward. Whether you have fresh thinking around maximizing a new technology or you see a gap in the market, we are here to listen and take action. Our team is made strong by a diversity of thoughts, experiences, skills, and backgrounds. You’ll enjoy working with smart, fun, curious colleagues, who are passionate about their work. Come be part of a team that motivates you to do your best work!

Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Job Type: Regular

Primary Location:  New York,New York

Secondary Locations: , , ,

Travel:  No

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