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Senior Software Engineer (Multiple Openings)

Location Chicago IL, United States
Posted 10-October-2020

Senior Software Engineer (Multiple Openings)
(Job Location: Chicago, IL) - (Job ID #72802)

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:

Gather, analyze and convert business requirements into AWS (Amazon Web Services) Cloud-based solutions. Build and test Cloud-based applications for new and existing Back End systems to help development teams migrate them to the Cloud. Guide and support team members in managing existing and developing new Cloud applications. Design and build multi-tenant systems capable of loading and transforming a large volume of structured and semi-structured fast-moving data. Build platform reusable code and components that can be used by multiple project teams. Develop and provide RESTful web services to integrate with other systems and platforms. Provide Cloud integration development support to various internal project teams. Maintain and document standards, best practices and design/architecture patterns. Deliver proven best practices for resiliency, scalability, optimization and security that utilize Cloud technologies/assets and facilitate Cloud integration goals for internal business units. Assist business units in performance optimization, troubleshooting and problem resolution. Oversee (without supervisory authority) up to 2 software engineers. Involves the opportunity to telecommute from within the Chicago, IL area, up to 1 day per week, as feasible. Involves domestic travel, up to 3 times per year, for 2-5 days per trip. Tools and technologies used: AWS, Hortonworks Distribution for Hadoop, YARN, Hive, Impala, Sqoop, MapReduce, Luigi, Java, Python, Scala, SQL, Spark SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Airflow, Jenkins, Maven, Gradle, Git, RESTful Microservices, Docker Containers, Linux, EC2, AWS Glue, AWS Athena, and AWS EMR.


Minimum Requirements:
Master's degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field with an information technology focus (foreign equivalent degree acceptable) plus 3 years of experience in software design and development (would also accept a bachelor's degree plus 5 years of post-baccalaureate, progressively responsible experience). This must include: 3 years of experience in: delivering end-to-end strategy for Big Data analytics tools (including architecting open source-based tools, and designing, building and implementing Big Data solutions); Hortonworks and/or Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop, Hive, Impala, MapReduce, and SQL; and Python. 2 years of experience in: Cloud (such as AWS and/or Azure); design and development of Apache Spark-based applications using Scala and Spark SQL. 1 year of experience in: building CI/CD with Jenkins, Maven and/or Gradle, and Git and/or similar VCS; application development using Agile scrum; Docker Container orchestration with AWS ECS and Compute services (using EC2 and EMR); AWS Load balancer, AWS S3, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Oracle. Any level of experience in and/or knowledge of: RESTful Microservices. Must be willing to travel domestically up to 3 times per year, for 2-5 days per trip.



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-Chicago, IL


SCHEDULE : Full-time


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