North America / United States / FL / Tampa – Oldsmar

Technology & Engineering

#: 96421-en_US / 96421



Senior Software Developer

Job Location: Oldsmar, FL – Job ID #96421


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, designing, developing, implementing, supporting, and refining applications for the Digital Measurement Platform: Develop highly complex software code, which is 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 deployment process scripts. Work closely with architects/designers to design and implement reusable system solutions. Develop solutions that incorporate data ETL (extract transform load) and statistical models, using specifications provided by Product Leadership. Serve as an expert liaison between the Product Leadership and other departments and development resources. Analyze data, including common error patterns, trend breaks, and data quality check thresholds. Work with the technical project manager to ensure that the project plan is on track by advising on risks and quality. Oversee (without supervisory authority) 1 to 3 third-party and/or internal software developers, who construct, test, install, and maintain software applications, including delegating and reviewing work, and mentoring. Provide project updates to management. Tools and technologies used include: Java, Scala, Spring, Spark, Spark SQL and Streaming, SQL, Cloud (including AWS), Docker, RDBMS (such as Postgres and/or Oracle), Linux, Shell scripting, GitLab.




Minimum requirements:  Master’s degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field with an information technology focus (foreign equivalent degree acceptable) plus three (3) years of experience in software development OR a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field with an information technology focus (foreign equivalent degree acceptable) plus five (5) years of post-baccalaureate, progressively responsible experience in software development. Three (3) years of experience required in Java or Scala with a mastery of object-oriented design principles. One (1) year of experience required in: using Spark in developing distributed processing applications; and building applications with immutable infrastructure in the AWS (Amazon Web Services) Cloud with automation technologies like Terraform or Ansible. Any level of experience in and/or knowledge of each of the following: Hadoop, Service-oriented architecture, Kubernetes, Docker, Scala, SQL, NoSQL, Spark Streaming, and Git.


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


Travel: No