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Lead Data Scientist - 83213

Data Science - USA Chicago, Illinois

What is the role?

Streaming is exploding right now! As a Lead Data Scientist on the Connected TV Measurement team, you and your team will have a front row seat for all of the action.

What will I do?

In this role, you and your team will be working to expand and enhance Nielsen’s Connected TV measurement coverage. Your primary responsibilities include:

  • Leading data requirement definitions for new CTV data partners, identifying and addressing any customizations required
  • Developing a product roadmap that includes data-driven methodology updates and corresponding client-focused impact analysis, quality controls, and documentation
  • Ensure product quality, stability, and scalability by facilitating code reviews and driving best practices like modular code, unit tests, and incorporating CI/CD workflows
  • Collaborating with cross functional Product and Technology teams to deliver on the product roadmap on schedule
  • Delegating workload across your team of Data Scientists to facilitate the growth of each individual team member
  • Explaining complex model-related concepts in simple terms to non-technical internal and external audiences

Is this for me?

This role requires:

  • 5+ years of professional work experience in Statistics, Data Science, and/or related disciplines
  • Demonstrated success managing technical individuals
  • Experience with sophisticated data mining & modeling solutions and the tools that support them such as Scikit-learn, PyTorch, and PyMC3
  • Experience with relational and distributed database systems with expertise in tools such as Spark, Presto, and other SQL-based querying engines
  • Familiarity with DevOps tools and CI/CD workflows including Git
  • Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Data Science, Computer Science or other related field
  • Organization, clear communication, and an ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

Nice to have:

  • Advanced degree in Statistics, Data Science, Computer Science or other related field
  • Experience working in cloud-based environments such as Azure, AWS, or GCP
  • Experience with ETL frameworks like Airflow 
  • Domain expertise in Digital or Television measurement

Company Info.


The Nielsen Corporation, self-referentially known as The Nielsen Company, and formerly known as ACNielsen or AC Nielsen, is a global marketing research firm, with worldwide headquarters in New York City, United States. Regional headquarters for North America are located in Chicago.

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