Data Scientist

Data Scientist¬ -¬ 28318

Data Science¬ -¬ USA¬ Oldsmar, Florida¬ 

Nielsen is the largest measurement company in the world with unique measurement technologies, assets, and data that make it one of the most interesting and challenging places for a data scientist to work. ¬ We focus on what consumers watch, listen to, and buy in over 95 countries.

Data Science is core to what Nielsen does, and our research projects have high visibility in directly affecting the results of our business and our clients. ¬ ¬ This Data Scientist role in the Digital Product team provides an opportunity to contribute to methodological innovation in the exciting and fast-changing world of digital media measurement.This is an ideal position to grow as a researcher, contribute to innovative products, and develop subject-matter expertise in digital methodology and cross-platform audience measurement.

The Digital Product team within the Data Science Watch organization focuses on improving and enhancing Nielsen's highly successful products out in the marketplace for digital advertising and content measurement. As part of this exciting team, this position will focus on maintaining the highest quality of our products and will act as a champion for our clients on data quality concerns.


Skills Required:

This position requires a detail-oriented person who has experience in data quality research and who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. ¬ Ability to problem-solve, work independently, and see the big picture are keys to success in this position.

  • Bachelor's in statistics, economics, quantitative social sciences, operations research, or hard sciences (e.g. engineering, computer science, biology, physics, etc.) with outstanding analytical expertise and strong technical leadership

  • 1-3 years of work experience focusing on the following:

    • Quality assurance and/or process improvement focused on improving the quality of deliverables.

    • Creating, organizing, and analyzing very large datasets

    • Working in computer programming languages, including SQL and Python

‚— ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

‚— ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ Demonstrated experience working in teams



Skills Desired:

  • Master's in statistics, data science, applied mathematics, economics, quantitative social sciences, operations research, or hard sciences

  • Knowledge about trend analyses, multivariate statistics (parametric/ non-parametric), sampling, bias reduction, indirect estimation, data aggregation techniques, automation, generalization

  • Experience managing portions of complex projects with multiple stakeholders

  • Experience working with global cross-functional teams of various sizes

  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Spotfire, Microstrategy)

  • Experience with machine learning techniques

  • Knowledge of digital audience/media measurement

  • Experience working with cloud based technologies (e.g. databricks)



Key Responsibilities

  • Engage is cross-team engineering research to support end-to-end quality.

  • Maintain and define quality assurance processes across our digital products.

  • Continuously identify areas for quality improvement, working across key stakeholders.

  • Work with cross-functional teams to manage quality concerns related to key client hot spots.

  • Identify new opportunities for enhancing our product offerings, such as by adding different data sources or additional demographic segments.

  • Document processes and best practices for quality.

  • Engage in discussions on strategic direction of product from a client perspective.

  • Stay informed of new research and developments in the field

  • Confidently represent Data Science methods and approaches to internal and external partners and clients.

  • Participate in internal and external knowledge exchanges (conferences, workshops, webinars).





About Nielsen:

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) 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 www.nielsen.com

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:¬ MD - Columbia, IL - Chicago, ,¬ 

Travel: ¬ Yes, 10% of the Time¬ 

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