Sr. Data Engineer

United States

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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.
Nielsen‘s mission is to help marketers and media companies measure and improve advertising performance by accurately reporting on what consumers watch, see, or hear. In the Identity Platform Team, we are processing, in batch, billions of rows for the purpose of measuring our audience and calibrating against panelists. We have implemented this data pipeline with the following technologies:
Apache Spark (SQL) with GraphframesTrino (Presto)Apache AirflowAWS EMR, S3, and RDSScala, Python and Spark/Trino SQL.
So if you get excited by clustering in graphs, predicate pushdown in query execution, using typeclasses in scala and finding ways to make software less error-prone, then we have a job for you.


  • Fluency in Scala as a functional programming language
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in server-side development using Java or Python
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience making data pipelines with Apache Spark
  • Degree in Engineering or Computer Science or in a quantitative field

Nice to have

  • Understanding of graph algorithms
  • Strong understanding of distributed systems design
  • Contributes to Open Source Software
ABOUT NIELSENBy 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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Tags: Computer Science Data pipelines Distributed Systems Engineering Open Source Pipelines Python Scala Spark SQL Streaming

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: United States
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