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Principal Software Engineer (multiple openings)

Company: The Nielsen Company
Location: Oldsmar
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Principal Software Engineer (Multiple Openings)

Job Location: Oldsmar, FL - Job ID #86125

Nielsen Global Media collects billions of data points on what consumers watch and buy. 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.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

Responsible for analyzing, designing, developing, implementing, supporting, and refining applications for the Digital Measurement Platform: Develop highly complex software code, which is 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 deployment process scripts. Work closely with architects/designers to design and implement reusable system solutions. Develop solutions that incorporate data ETL (extract transform load) and statistical models, using specifications provided by Product Leadership. Serve as an expert liaison between the Product Leadership and other departments and development resources. Analyze data, including common error patterns, trend breaks, and data quality check thresholds. Work with the technical project manager to ensure that the project plan is on track by advising on risks and quality. Oversee (without supervisory authority) 2-5 third-party and/or internal (senior) software developers, who construct, test, install, and maintain software applications, including delegating and reviewing work, and mentoring. Provide project updates to management. Involves the opportunity to telecommute from within the Oldsmar, FL area for up to 4 days per week, as feasible. Involves domestic travel, up to 2x /year for 1-5 days/trip for technical seminars. Tools and technologies used include: Java, Scala, Spring, Spark, Spark SQL and Streaming, SQL, Cloud (including AWS), Docker, RDBMS (such as Postgres and/ or Oracle), Linux, Shell scripting, GitLab.


Minimum Requirements:

Master's degree (U.S. or foreign equivalent) in computer science, engineering, or a related field with an information technology focus plus three (3) years of experience in software development OR Bachelor's degree (U.S. or foreign equivalent) in computer science, engineering, or a related field with an information technology focus plus five (5) years of experience in software development. Three (3) years of experience required utilizing Java with a mastery of object-oriented design principles. Two (2) years of experience required with: big data using noSQL like mongoDB or Spark in developing distributed processing applications; and continuous integration (CI) / continuous delivery (CD) pipeline using Jenkins, including immutable infrastructure in Cloud such as AWS or Azure. One (1) year of experience required with automation technologies such as Terraform, Ansible, CloudFormation, or CloudFoundry. Any level of experience in and/or knowledge of each of the following: Service oriented architecture; Kubernetes/Docker; Scala or Java based distributed processing; TIBCO/Airflow/Workflow Integration; SQL; NoSQL; Spark/Streaming/Map Reduce; and Git. Opportunity to telecommute from within the Oldsmar, FL area for up to 4 days per week, as feasible.



As the arbiter of truth, Nielsen Global Media fuels the media industry with unbiased, reliable data about what people watch and listen to. To discover what's true, we measure across all channels and platforms-from podcasts to streaming TV to social media. And when companies and advertisers are armed with the truth, they have a deeper understanding of their audiences and can 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.

JOB TYPE: Regular

PRIMARY LOCATION: North America-US-Oldsmar, FL


SCHEDULE: Full-time



Nearest Major Market: Tampa

Keywords: The Nielsen Company, Tampa , Principal Software Engineer (multiple openings), Other , Oldsmar, Florida

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