Skip to content

This website uses cookies to provide features and services. By using the site you agree to the use of cookies.Cookie policy.  Close

Chicago IL Full Time Posted: Saturday, 9 November 2019
Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

Lead Data Scientist - 44822

Data Science - USA Chicago, Illinois

Lead Data Scientist

Job Purpose

This hands-on position will take a leading role in designing and building the Data Science pipeline for a key Media initiative: Connected TV Measurement.

Job Responsibilities

In this role, you'll work directly with cross-functional internal teams to design and implement Data Science workflows, delivering stable, scalable infrastructure used for methodology decisioning and custom client analysis. You will be responsible for:

  • Building and integrating functional modules to create an end to end testing suite for Data Scientists

  • Exerting technical influence over teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience in software engineering, cloud infrastructure, machine learning, and automation

  • Driving technical solutions to complex business problems, from lightweight automation to designing and building robust, scalable solutions, with a strong focus on optimization

  • Providing research support for the identification and implementation of methods and best practices to improve performance and scalability of data modeling approaches

  • Collaborating with Application Development and Technology teams to integrate and test new modules in production pipelines

  • Representing Nielsen within academic and research councils

Role Requirements

  • 3-5+ years of professional work experience in pipeline management, software development, and/or related disciplines with direct experience developing Data Science pipelines

  • Experience in data aggregation techniques, automation, generalization.

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

  • Experience with implementing and managing software in cloud-based environments such as Azure or AWS

  • Extensive experience with relational and distributed database systems with expertise in tools such as Spark and SQL

  • Domain expertise in Digital or Television measurement


We're in tune with what the world is watching, buying, and everything in between. If you can think of it, we're measuring it. We sift through the small stuff and piece together big pictures to provide a comprehensive understanding of what's happening now and what's coming next for our clients. Today's data is tomorrow's marketplace revelation.

We like to be in the middle of the action. That's why you can find us at work in over 100 countries. From global industry leaders to small businesses, consumer goods to media companies, we work with them all. We're bringing in data 24/7 and the possibilities are endless. See what's next with us at Nielsen:

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: Chicago, Illinois

Secondary Locations: NY - New York City, FL - Tampa - Oldsmar,

Travel: No

Chicago IL, United States of America
11/9/2019 8:00:40 AM

We strongly recommend that you should never provide your bank account details to an advertiser during the job application process. Should you receive a request of this nature please contact support giving the advertiser's name and job reference.