North America / United States / CA / Emeryville

Technology & Engineering

#: 87881-en_US / 87881



Senior Software Engineer, Research – 87881

Technology and Engineering – USA Emeryville, California 


Gracenote (a Nielsen company) is the world’s leading entertainment data and technology company, powering the top music services, consumer electronics companies, automakers, media companies and cable and satellite operators on the planet. At its core, Gracenote helps connect people with the entertainment they love most.
Gracenote is currently looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the Applied Research Team in Emeryville, California. This position could also be remote. The team develops cutting-edge technologies related to large scale content identification systems, including content analysis, recognition, and classification solutions. You will be working on exciting projects with other passionate people helping to transform and enhance the way people experience audio and video content, and enjoy entertainment worldwide. 



  • Professional experience in software development
  • Experience with distributed systems
  • Experience with Linux backend development
  • Knowledge of / strong desire to learn Rust
  • Proficiency with C or C++
  • Familiarity with Python and SQL
  • Experience with cloud computing services AWS S3, SQS and/or RDS


Bonus (but not required):

  • Experience with CI/CD and/or release engineering
  • Experience with Terraform, or similar
  • Experience with Postgres, or similar
  • Experience with embedded systems and ARM-based development



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:  Emeryville,California 

Secondary Locations: Remote, , , 

Travel:  No