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Technology is where the brightest minds in data and engineering connect, providing the essential measurement that helps fuel media businesses. The work this team does today will change the entertainment of tomorrow–the way we watch and listen to what we love.

Nielsen Global Media collects billions of data points on what consumers watch. We study consumers in more than 100 countries, and help our clients globally identify unmet needs, develop new products and deliver them in an engaging way.  We are constantly evolving, not only in terms of where we measure, or who we measure, but in how our insights can help drive profitable growth.
Responsible for analyzing, developing, testing and supporting highly complex application software: Determine solutions for applications by providing necessary designs and technical expertise to the development team. Investigate and analyze verbal and written requests for application software, interpreting application requirements to construct highly complex applications. Perform data analysis on reference data and apply software design principles to satisfy application requirements. Develop highly complex software code, which is deployable, maintainable, and easy to use. Develop and execute application test plans, analyze test results, and make appropriate revisions to ensure the applications function as specified. Create working prototypes. Create, build and deploy process scripts. Work closely with architects and product owners to design, implement and deliver reusable system solutions. Work with the technical manager and product owners to ensure that the project plan is on track by advising on risks and quality. Drive architecture and design for complex software solutions, models and products. Drive alignment and coordination across teams and engage with business owners and product managers. Implement best practices across a team of developers and testers. Perform technical reviews of applications and peers’ work. Develop proposals for improvements and system optimizations. Provide project updates to management. Involves domestic travel, 1 to 2 times per year for up to 5 days per trip. Tools used: Scala, Java, MapReduce, Hadoop, Spark framework, Python, SQL Server, JBOSS SOA, AWS stack (Lambda, Data Pipeline, EC2, EMR, Kinesis, S3, SNS, SQS, Cloud Formation), Docker, Kubernetes, Rancher, Eclipse, Web Services, Bitbucket, SVN, MySQL, Oracle DB, Yarn, Hive and Kafta.
Minimum Requirements:Requires a Master’s degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field with a technology focus (foreign equivalent degree acceptable) plus 3 years of experience in software development (would also accept a bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of post-baccalaureate, progressively responsible experience in software development).  This must include: 3 years of experience in/with: design and development of software systems using Scala and Java languages, including knowledge of software systems development best practices; developing Cloud Native software applications that can run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure platforms; use of master data management principles; use of software design and testing principles; implementing MapReduce applications on big data frameworks such as Apache Hadoop/HBase and AWS Elastic MapReduce (EMR); analysis of product reference data such as common error patterns; development of data warehousing applications on databases such as SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle DB; building data models using Spark and Spring frameworks; experience using Yarn, Hive and Kafka; web services; software development tools for version control and continuous integration including Jenkins, Bitbucket and SVN; use of analytical and problem-solving skills to solve complex design and coding problems; developing microservice based applications that would run on Docker/Kubernetes; and working as a member of a team. Reports to the company’s New York, NY office but may telecommute from any location within the United States. $157,477 to $185,000 /year, M-F, 40 hours/week.
About Nielsen:
Enabling your best to power a better media future. Our comprehensive benefits package (including health & wellness plans for full-time employees, 401(k) retirement coupled with a Nielsen match, a generous paid time off policy, and if eligible, a discretionary incentive/bonus) is designed to be inclusive for all employees and families, and we take pride in ensuring that employees are rewarded holistically for the role they are doing and their performance.
A reasonable estimate of salary range for a new employee to be offered this role would be between $157,477 to $185,000 which would be adjusted based on each employee's geographic location.  The position of each employee within a compensation range at Nielsen is dependent on several individual circumstances, such as experience, training, certifications and other business requirements/needs. 
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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