Team Lead

Team Lead – 10164

Technology and Engineering – USA Queensbury, New York

Team Lead (Job Location: Queensbury, NY)


Founded in 1923, Nielsen is the global authority on the consumer.  We help over 20,000 clients, from Coca-Cola to Walmart to Apple to Disney, in 105 countries understand consumers and grow their businesses, every day.  The company is organized into two areas: What Consumers Watch, serving media, telecom and tech industries; and What Consumers Buy, serving consumer goods, retail, financial services and automotive industries.  We acquired Gracenote, a global leader in embedded technology, enriched content and data services for digital entertainment solutions within the internet, consumer electronics, mobile and automotive markets, in 2017.




Act as Scrum Master leading a scrum team of 4 Software Engineers working on core data entry applications (NEd, NDL and NDS) used by Gracenote’s Content Editors to collect and manage the company’s library of video information. Use Agile methodologies such as Scrum to structure test-driven development process. Perform daily Scrum call involving scrum team members in order track development status, discuss blockers and co-ordinate within team. Monitor progress and adjust priorities of software development projects depending on deadlines. Participate in design meetings about new applications and provide input for technologies stack to be used for each. Analyze software requirements based on Jira tickets, participate in sprint planning meeting with scrum team and product owner, and assign effort hours to developer resources. Oversee, review work of, and mentor scrum team members, and provide input for team member hiring process, without supervisory authority. Lead the code review meeting for CAE (Content App Enhancement) projects. Participate regularly in all phases of the software development lifecycle. Tools and technologies used: Restful Services, Groovy, Scala, Apache Kafka, HTML, Java, JavaScript (AngularJS and JQuery), CSS 3, JDBC, myBATIS, MVC frameworks (e.g., Spring), SQL, ActiveMQ, JMS, Apache Thrift, Apache Avro, Jira, SpE.





Minimum Requirements:


  • Master’s degree in computer science, engineering (any) or related (foreign equivalent degree acceptable), plus 3 years of experience in software design and software development using Java or another JVM-based language. A bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of progressively responsible, post-baccalaureate is accepted in lieu of a master’s degree plus 3 years of experience.
  • This must include the following experience:
    • 3 years of experience each in Java, HTML, CSS 3, JDBC, myBATIS, MVC frameworks, SQL, Agile methodologies, and test-driven software development;
    • 2 years of experience each in Restful Services, JavaScript (AngularJS and JQuery), and mentoring more junior software engineers; and
    • 1 year of experience in Groovy.
  • Any level of experience in/with and/or knowledge of:
    • Scala and Apache Kafka.



About Nielsen:


Nielsen 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


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:  Queensbury, New York


ORGANIZATION:  Technology and Engineering

SCHEDULE:  Full-time



Full time
Queensbury, New York 12801, US