North America / United States / CA / Emeryville


#: 75162-en_US / 75162



Site Reliability Engineer

 (Job Location: Emeryville, CA) – (Job ID #75162)


Founded in 1923, Nielsen is the global authority on the consumer.  We help over 20,000 clients, from Coca-Cola to Walmart to Apple to Disney, in 105 countries understand consumers and grow their businesses, every day.  The company is organized into two areas: What Consumers Watch, serving media, telecom and tech industries; and What Consumers Buy, serving consumer goods, retail, financial services and automotive industries. 


In this role, you will be responsible for:


Serve as a network, security, database, and server administrator with an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the interdependencies involved in order to support production infrastructure and to meet our application SLA (service level agreement) as well as infrastructure uptime KPIs (key performance indicators). Serve as Systems Administrator across Unix/Windows based operating systems throughout the stack with stability and scalability as the priority. Maintain and update the team’s online documentation repository and ensure process standardization across teams through communication and entitlement restriction (where possible). Write scripts to automate system-level “cron jobs” – i.e., software programming that helps automate a number of tasks such as backups, log file rotation, system maintenance. Provide 24/7 support to our production infrastructure for international/local teams (including On-Call Rotation). Tools used include: Shell script languages (CShell, KShell), Python, Prometheus (central logging), Grafana and MySQL.




Minimum Requirements:


Bachelor’s degree Computer Science or a related field (foreign equivalent degree acceptable), plus 3 years of experience in System Administration or System Integration (would also accept a master’s degree plus 1 years of post-baccalaureate, progressive experience). This must include: 3 years of experience with Unix/Linux system administration or Database administration, focusing on reliability, deployment, and migration; Linux/Unix administration; relational and Non-Relational Databases and Data Stores (Cassandra, Kafka, ElasticSearch, MSSQL); Scripting with Bash or Power shell. 2 years of experience with Networking in both Physical and Cloud Environment; and with high level languages such as Python, Ruby and/or Perl.   



About Nielsen:


Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy.  Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content – video, audio, and text – is consumed.  The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement.


By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance.  Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90 percent of the world’s population.  For more information, visit


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 – Emeryville, CA


SCHEDULE:  Full-time