Sr Data Scientist - Identity Team

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Sr Data Scientist - Identity Team - 82201

Data Science - USA New York, New York 

Nielsen brings to bear the market’s most powerful proprietary data assets, and together we are helping the world’s biggest brands make better and faster media and marketing decisions. We are permanently disrupting the landscape of audience measurement. For more information, please visit, or follow us: @Nielsen

About the team

The Nielsen Identity team is part of the Nielsen Media Data Science division. Our Identity Engine connects the various devices of individual users to create a holistic view of consumers across all channels and devices – including display, video, audio, offline, mobile and smart TVs – enabling content providers and marketers to measure engagement of individuals and households at scale. Our output feeds into a number of other Nielsen products and services.

What will I do?

This position reports to the Director, Identity Data Science.

  • You use graph algorithms, analyses, and machine learning models to maximize the value of our data, all while playing an instrumental role in related products and services.
  • Work independently but collaboratively, contributing to the Nielsen’s Identity Engine
  • Use sophisticated algorithms, modeling techniques, and data mining strategies to build solutions that optimize the quality and performance
  • Develop and maintain data pipelines for internal and third-party data
  • Support the product team to solve complex analytical challenges
  • Evaluate our outputs using tests and experiments

Is this for me?

 (E=Expected, P= Preferred)

  • E: Degree in computer science, statistics, operational research, STEM, or similar
  • E: Two or more years work experience in data science and analytics
  • E: Proficiency in SQL, experience working with relational databases
  • E: Proficiency in Python (or similar) for data analysis and software development
  • E: Working knowledge of bash and git
  • E: Strong communication skills, ability to explain complex problems
  • E: Passion for analyzing and utilizing large data sets
  • E: Good vibes, integrity, and good work ethic
  • P: Experience with graph theory problems
  • P: Experience working on AWS, e.g. S3 and EMR
  • P: Experience with data science tools such as Airflow, MLlib, MLflow, Tensorflow or PyTorch
  • P: Proven ability to develop machine learning models and deploy them to production
  • P: Experience in media or marketing analytics, including campaign measurement, cross-platform deduplication and lookalike modeling or experience in online media and the ad tech ecosystem is advantageous

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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