North America / United States / FL / Tampa – Oldsmar

Technology & Engineering

#: 79621-en_US / 79621



Principal Software Developer

 (Job Location: Oldsmar, FL) – (Job ID #79621)


Nielsen Global Media collects billions of data points on what consumers watch and buy. We study consumers in more than 100 countries, and help our clients globally identify unmet needs, develop new products and deliver them in an engaging way.  We are constantly evolving, not only in terms of where we measure, or who we measure, but in how our insights can help drive profitable growth. 


Responsible for analyzing, developing, testing and supporting highly complex application software: Determine solutions for applications by providing necessary designs and technical expertise to the development team. Investigate and analyze verbal and written requests for application software, interpreting application requirements to construct highly complex applications. Perform data analysis on reference data and apply software design principles to satisfy application requirements. Develop highly complex software code, which is deployable, maintainable, and easy to use. Develop and execute application test plans, analyze test results, and make appropriate revisions to ensure the applications function as specified. Create working prototypes. Create, build and deploy process scripts. Work closely with architects and product owners to design, implement and deliver reusable system solutions. Work with the technical manager and product owners to ensure that the project plan is on track by advising on risks and quality. Drive architecture and design for complex software solutions, models and products. Drive alignment and coordination across teams and engage with business owners and product managers. Implement best practices across a team of developers and testers. Perform technical reviews of applications and peers’ work. Develop proposals for improvements and system optimizations. Provide project updates to management. Tools used: Postgres Scala, Java, MapReduce, Hadoop, Spark framework, AWS stack (Lambda, Aurora, Data Pipeline, EC2, EMR, S3, SNS, SQS, Cloud Formation), Docker, Kubernetes, Eclipse, Web Services, Gitlab.




Minimum requirements:  Bachelor’s degree (U.S. or foreign equivalent) in computer science, engineering, or a related field with a technology focus plus five (5) years of post-baccalaureate, progressively responsible experience in software development OR Master’s degree (U.S. or foreign equivalent) in computer science, engineering, or a related field with a technology focus plus three (3) years of experience in software development. Three (3) years of experience required in: use of master data management principles; use of software design and testing principles; analysis of product reference data such as common error patterns; development of data warehousing applications on databases such as Postgres; building data models using Spark and Spring frameworks; web services; software development tools for version control and continuous integration including Jenkins, Gitlab; use of analytical and problem-solving skills to solve complex design and coding problems; and working as a member of a team. Two (2) years of experience required in: design and development of software systems using Scala and/or Java languages, including knowledge of CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery) software system development best practices; developing Cloud Native software applications that can run on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and developing microservice based applications that would run on Docker/Kubernetes. Any level of knowledge or experience in/with: implementing MapReduce applications on big data frameworks such as Apache Hadoop/HBase and AWS Elastic MapReduce (EMR).


About Nielsen: 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!  


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-Oldsmar, FL
SCHEDULE:  Full-time