North America / United States / IL / Chicago

Data Science

#: 101785-en_US / 101785



Sr. Data Scientist – 101785

Data Science – USA Chicago, Illinois 


Title: Senior Data Scientist

Division:  Data Science

Location: United States: Tampa, FL; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Columbia, MD or 100% Remote


What is the role?

We are looking for a Data Scientist to join our innovative team of Panel and Meter researchers. We are researching hardware, software, and business rule changes that will improve the accuracy of our data reporting. The team member will work primarily on statistical research with some code development. They will need to design and execute small and medium sized research projects based on abstract concepts, and then use the results of their research to implement changes into future production methodologies. The team member will need to present research to key stakeholders and collect/implement feedback as necessary. Methodologies are primarily associated with television measurement.


What will I do?

  • Design, execute and summarize small and medium size research projects based on abstract questions and concepts.

  • Provide recommendations based on research findings.

  • Document research plans, results, and conclusions. Share them with auditors as needed.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders in various departments (Engineering, Data Science, Technology, etc.). This includes providing status updates, developing timelines, sharing data, executing tests, presenting results, etc.

  • Explain complex mathematical and computer science concepts in simple terms to non-technical audiences. 

  • Develop and share code for analysis. There may also be some code optimization work.

  • Participate in regular code reviews with team members prior to deployments.


Is this for me?

  • Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field.

  • 3+ years of data science experience (may substitute an advanced degree for a portion of industry experience)

  • Programming experience in Python and SQL

  • Preferred: programming experience with Java, Spark, and Drools

  • Knowledge of AWS, Gitlab, Airflow

  • Good problem solving skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Well organized, self-motivated and an ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment



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:  Chicago,Illinois 

Secondary Locations: Remote, , , 

Travel:  No