North America / United States / FL / Tampa – Oldsmar

Data Science

#: 73641-en_US / 73641



Lead Data Engineer – 73641

Data Science – USA Oldsmar, Florida 


Nielsen is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. Nielsen has unique measurement technologies, assets, and data that make it one of the most interesting and challenging places for a data scientist or data engineer to work. 


Data Science is core to what Nielsen does, and our projects have high visibility in directly impacting the results of our business and our clients. This position is in the Panel and Meter Methods team within Nielsen’s Data Science organization. Our team is a combination of people who support our core production panels and those that research the next phase of measurement technology. Research drives our decision making process and is core to every aspect of our work. 

This position will focus on future measurement technologies and will play a key role in our upcoming measurement strategy. The team member will work on both statistical research and code development. They will need to design and execute concrete research approaches based on abstract concepts, and then use the results of their research to implement changes into future production methodologies. The team member will need to present research to key stakeholders and collect/implement feedback as necessary. Methodologies are primarily associated with television and digital measurement.



  • Design, execute and summarize research based on abstract questions and concepts.
  • Provide recommendations and reasoning for rule changes based on research findings.
  • Document research plans, results, and conclusions. Share them with auditors as needed.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders in various departments (Engineering, Data Science, Technology, etc.). This includes providing status updates, developing timelines, sharing data, executing tests, presenting results, etc.
  • Explain complex mathematical and computer science concepts in simple terms to non-technical audiences. 
  • Configure, deploy, monitor and update a drools engine and some supporting java code.
  • Coordinate regular code reviews with team members prior to deployments.


Required skills:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Statistics or a related field.
  • 5+ years of data engineering experience / software development experience
  • Expert knowledge of Python, Spark, Scala
  • Expert knowledge of the Hadoop ecosystem
  • Experience with Java, Drools
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with Gitlab, Airflow
  • Strong knowledge of ETL pipelining and data warehousing
  • Exceptional problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Well organized and capable of handling multiple mission critical projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • Self-motivated and an ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Manage projects consisting of cross functional teams including data science, engineering, and product leadership



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:  Oldsmar,Florida 

Secondary Locations: IL – Chicago, , , 

Travel:  No