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Chicago IL Full Time Posted: Saturday, 9 November 2019
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Lead Data Scientist - Advanced Video Advertising - 44847

Data Science - USA Chicago, Illinois

Nielsen Advanced Video Advertising is a new initiative that combines Gracenote's market leading Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology and strong relationships with Smart TV manufacturers with Nielsen's core audience measurement expertise and assets to focus on dynamic ad insertion on Smart TVs and Smart TV measurement (viewership, ad exposure).

We are currently looking for a Lead Data Scientist to support the development and implementation of methodologies to measure Smart TV viewership and integrate Smart TV data with Nielsen's traditional panel measurement.


  • Lead complex research projects from beginning to end -- direct project planning, develop innovative new methodologies, enhance existing methodologies, run simulations and analyses, etc.
  • Supervise and collaborate with other Data Scientists to execute research and development tasks
  • Support deployment and maintenance of data pipelines and models in a production environment
  • Work with cross-functional teams to productionalize, validate, and optimize methodologies
  • Stay abreast of developments in research methodology and changing technologies in the marketplace and proactively identify applications of these latest developments to improve existing methods
  • Provide support for technical guidance and training of other team members
  • Summarize, document, and communicate research findings to audiences of varying levels of subject matter expertise


  • Masters degree in statistics, mathematics, social sciences, biological/physical sciences, or computer science
  • 4+ years research experience in a business setting
  • Outstanding statistical and analytical skills with expertise in machine learning techniques
  • Proficient in Python and other programming languages (eg, SQL, Java, Scala, JavaScript, C++)
  • Expertise with statistical software/libraries (eg, scikit learn, Spark MLlib, R)
  • Proficient with data visualization tools/packages (eg, d3.js, Matplotlib, Seaborn, Tableau)
  • Experience with big data technologies (eg, AWS, Spark, Hadoop)
  • Software engineering experience, including version control (git, svn), unit/integration testing, code review
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills



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:

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Job Type: Regular

Primary Location: Chicago, Illinois

Secondary Locations: ,

Travel: No

Chicago IL, United States of America
11/9/2019 8:00:44 AM

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