Senior Data Engineer

Senior Data Engineer

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Nielsen Media would not function without our Technology teams! We are catalysts for delivery quality, on-time, reliable measurements to clients, and we are cultivators, growing our employees through education, skill building and experiences. Around the globe, our Technology teams are relentless in our pursuit of superior analytics, technology, process and support.

The role: we're looking for a senior software data engineer to help build the analytics that power our application. Our software provides predictive analytics using a machine-learning foundation to enable our customers to make better decisions. We're constantly adding new features, datasets, and expanding and optimizing the system. If you're excited about powering complex predictive ML systems, are interested in building large data systems and processes, and enjoy working with a small, agile team to deliver amazing software, we'd love to talk to you!


    • Write solid code that is well designed, testable, and efficient
    • Actively participate in product planning and daily team stand up meetings
    • Develop and apply expertise with relevant business domain data
    • Produce specifications and determine time lines, consistently document status updates
    • Collaborate on software projects with product design 
    • Investigate, solve, and prevent problems discovered by QA 
    • Manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables
    • Learn and apply emerging technologies and techniques to find new ways to efficiently create software


    • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering - Required
    • Broad knowledge of computing technologies and programming languages (e.g. Python, SQL)
    • Strong analytical skills to resolve issues and problems with a minimal amount of supervision
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong commitment to software quality

Desired areas of expertise:

    • Experience developing sophisticated data driven software platforms
    • Experience with relational databases and/or analytical data stores (e.g., Spark, Presto, Pandas)
    • Experience with cloud service technologies, ex: AWS
    • Experience with source control systems, ex: GIT
    • Information visualization
    • "Big data" systems and analysis
    • Experience with data warehouses or data lakes

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.

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