Europe / Netherlands / / Rotterdam

Technology & Engineering

#: 87832-en_US / 87832



Software engineer, Scala/MediaSpark – 87832

Technology and Engineering – Netherlands Rotterdam, South Holland 

Our software development team has an open culture. We prefer to work agile (scrum) and in close cooperation with our colleagues from other disciplines such as our data science and client facing colleagues.

You will join our team to take responsibility for the development of the business logic of our applications. You understand complex software requirements and you are able to design an appropriate architecture and services. You develop code and you develop tests to make sure that we deliver quality. Our ideal candidate has strong experience with Scala and writing stable, scalable backend services. Bonus points for experience with additional backend languages such as Go and with cloud architecture (AWS / Kubernetes). 

You are a self-motivated, creative thinker but you are flexible and easy to work with.
The development team is part of a bigger product group that consists of product specialists, data scientists and data engineers. The group consists of about 100 people from over 20 nationalities, most of us located in Rotterdam. Together, we will be working closely on a number of challenging projects, all contributing to the development of our product across the globe.

NMI (Nielsen Media Impact) is our software platform, which is used to plan multi-media campaigns (such as TV, online (video), radio, print, outdoor media, etc.). The underlying data is a combination of continuous panel data and census data (big data). By using these extremely granular datasets, and combining them in a smart way, NMI is a unique software solution in the world of cross-over media planning.

Nielsen Audience Planner is an always-on solution that enables first-party audience segments to efficiently flow across systems to serve the various stages of the media planning and buying process. The new product offers marketers the opportunity to reach their most important consumers by performing blind-matches between their first-party data and Nielsen’s world-class panel data with speed and ease, delivering Nielsen’s viewing information in an efficient and relevant manner. 


Master degree in computer science, software engineering or similar;
5+ years of experience in building distributed applications and services
3+ experience with Scala, Akka, Play
Cloud architecture experience (preferably but not limited to AWS and Kubernetes)
Professional experience with JVM-related technology. You know how to attach a debugger or profiler to a JVM, how to read/analyze a GC log
Strong analytical background;
A team mentality and not afraid to speak up;
Good communicative skills;
Fluent in English (speaking and writing);
Preferably residing in the Netherlands. 
Nice to have skills and experiences:
Knowledge/experience in modern HTTP Rest APIs
Knowledge/experience with Go, PostgreSQL, Redis and ElasticSearch
Knowledge/experience with Apache Spark
Knowledge/experience with Agile software methodology
CI/CD best practices
Design Patterns
Event Driven Development

At Nielsen you get the opportunity to work on exciting development projects. We offer a competitive compensation package and ample opportunity for self-development, both in the specialist and personal field.
An atmosphere of openness, mutual respect, time for social contact ánd fun are important aspects to us. In addition, working for Nielsen means flexibility, both in terms of working hours and work location.


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!  

Job Type: Regular 

Primary Location:  Rotterdam,South Holland 

Secondary Locations: , , , 

Travel:  No