Senior Software Engineer - Backend and DevOps - Nielsen United States Bookmark Share Print 76 0 0

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Technology is where the brightest minds in data and engineering connect, providing the essential measurement that helps fuel media businesses. The work this team does today will change the entertainment of tomorrow–the way we watch and listen to what we love.

About Nielsen
Nielsen is not just a TV ratings company anymore. We have evolved into the leading media data technology company. From Hollywood to Bollywood, Streaming to Broadcast, and Gaming to Sports, everything we do revolves around audience and content.

Therefore, counting everyone and ensuring that all voices are seen and heard in media are at the heart of who we are as a company. This year, we are launching an industry-defining new capability that measures diversity and inclusion in the content world. Does the content we view on television, movies, and streaming services reflect the growing diversity of our world? Are we featuring diverse talent on-screen and behind-the-camera, and are we avoiding stereotypical and problematic roles? What role does diversity on-screen and behind the camera play in driving tune-in, subscriptions, and engagement? 

If you are creative and motivated, and diversity and representation is important to you in media and entertainment, we want you on our development team! Our team combines data from across Nielsen, including our industry-standard audience measurement and our industry-leading content metadata. We enrich that data and produce a wealth of metrics and insights that our clients depend on to improve the quality and diversity of their content.

The Digital Ads Reference Team is a critical part of the Digital Ad Ratings product. This area of business is experiencing rapid growth with many new products, partnerships and adoption driving the need to expand our global footprint, our tools’ capabilities and our team.

We are looking for a Backend/DevOps Engineer to join our Digital Ads Reference team. This is a great role for an Engineer with a passion for backend and DevOps, who loves getting their hands dirty by learning new tools and solving complex infrastructure problems.

This individual will work with a team of experienced and passionate developers. Looking for a developer who enjoys challenges in the cloud and who can adapt and improve on SecOps. Should be able to work independently with minimal supervision. 

Ideal Candidate
  • A Senior Backend Software Engineer with a passion for Test Driven Development, and DevOps
  • A developer who enjoys challenges in the Cloud and who can adapt and improve on SecOps
  • Someone who loves getting their hands dirty by learning new tools and solving complex infrastructure problems
  • Should be able to work independently with minimal supervision, yet understands technical leadership and team development
  • Follows good software design, technical troubleshooting, monitoring, performance optimization, security, resilience and reliability, task estimation and planning, deployments, decision making and critical thinking

  • Responsibilities
  • Hands-on backend coding, unit testing and integration testing, with an emphasis on Test Driven Development
  • Implement and practice DevOps and SecOps for continuous incremental delivery of quality products
  • Practice Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment, and maintain test automation/regression suites as part of the CI/CD pipelines
  • Follow Agile principles and feature related discussions and participate in grooming and planning sessions to effectively translate business requirements to Agile stories
  • Follow technical discussions and practice the architectural vision for the processing pipelines using industry best practices. 
  • Follow best practices on application monitoring and orchestration and performance optimization
  • Follow good software design principles and patterns and software application security

  • Requirements
  • 2-4 years of experience integrating applications in Java with build tools like Jenkins and Gitlab
  • 1-2 years of hands-on experience of using Terraform for Infrastructure as Code
  • 2+ years of experience in Java
  • Exposure to Spark, Spark SQL, Hive and Hadoop
  • Experience with building CICD pipelines in GitLab for applications running on AWS EMR & Kubernetes (EKS) using Docker
  • Experience using monitoring and alert orchestration tools such as DataDog, Prometheus, Grafana, OpsGenie, and PagerDuty
  • Proven track record on delivering enterprise software solutions using Agile scrum methodology
  • Nielsen: Enabling your best to power a better media future. Our comprehensive benefits package (including health & wellness plans, 401(k) retirement coupled with a Nielsen match, a generous paid time off policy, and if eligible, a discretionary incentive/bonus) is designed to be inclusive for all employees and families, and we take pride in ensuring that employees are rewarded holistically for the role they are doing and their performance. A reasonable estimate of salary range for a new employee to be offered this role would be between $50,000-$185,000, which would be adjusted based on each employee's geographic location.  The position of each employee within a compensation range at Nielsen is dependent on several individual circumstances, such as experience, training, certifications and other business requirements/needs.  
    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.


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