Lead Data Scientist

Lead Data Scientist - 11649

Data Science - USA New York, New York 

The Lead Data Scientist is responsible for supporting data engineering needs of the Methods Center.


Job Responsibilities (List the major responsibilities/outcomes expected of this role)

  • Creates, maintains, and supports data pipelines across diverse systems (Azure/AWS, Netezza, Oracle, Mainframe)

  • Delivers all analyses to support KPI definition/ implementation, standards and best practices.

  • Conducts analyses to support Methods programs.  

  • Leads prototyping (what –ifs) as well as supporting pilot programs for R&D purposes.  The primary areas includes – but not limited to – data integration, automation, generalization, harmonization as well as working with different data sources.

  • Address major quality escapes.

  • Ensures documentation of the new methodologies and best practices.

  • Work with cross-functional teams to design, implement, and test new consumer and audience measurement methodologies.   

  • Assist in the design and testing of data collection methodologies for Nielsen panels and surveys.

  • Provide research support for the identification and implementation of methods and best practices to improve respondent cooperation and optimize data collection approaches.  

  • Represents Nielsen within academic and research councils.

Role Requirements  E=essential, P=preferred.

  • E- Lead Data Scientist: 3+ years of experience in a market research.

  • E- Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Statistics, Social Science, Operation Research, or other hard sciences (e.g. Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, Physics etc.) with outstanding analytical expertise and strong technical leader.

  • E- Experience in data pipelines, data aggregation techniques, automation, generalization.

  • E- Proficient in Python, Scala, Julia, Spark or other statistical/data processing packages.

  • E- Proficient in Linux and cloud environments.

  • E- Expert in SQL, MapReduce, working with Algorithms, data lakes and other large-scale databases.

  • P- Advanced degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Statistics, Social Science, Operation Research, or other hard sciences (e.g. Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, Physics etc.).

  • P- Knowledge in noSQL environments

  • P- Demonstrates experience in Nielsen methodologies, data collection, platforms, research processes and operations.

  • P- Domain expert in at least one area: Demography, Sampling, Statistics Modeling, Research Practices, Data Integration and/or Digital.


About Nielsen:

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) 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 www.nielsen.com

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:  New York,New York 

Secondary Locations: IL - Chicago, FL - Tampa - Oldsmar, MD - Columbia, 

Travel:  Yes, 15% of the Time 

Full time
New York, New York, US