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DevOps Engineer

Date: Mar 7, 2019

Location: Emeryville, CA, US

Company: Nielsen

Explore and Discover Nielsen! With offices located in 110 countries, we are a global independent measurement and big data analytics company focused on your future.
Gracenote, a Nielsen Company is the leading provider of entertainment metadata and media recognition technology that powers discovery features for top TV, music, sports and automotive platforms.


As a DevOps Engineer, you will be part of the Video Engineering team and work collaboratively with software developers to deploy and operate our systems. We are specifically looking for you to help us automate and streamline processes to allow for faster development, while maintaining and improving the overall platform health and performance.


Ideally, you have at least three years of experience with modern DevOps technologies and you have specialized, in-depth experience and passion in one or a few specific areas, where you can really move the needle and push our platform and developers to the next level.


Specific areas of interest 


  • Continuous integration and delivery, pipelines, automated and non-disruptive deployments
  • High availability, and elastically scalable systems
  • Analytics infrastructure and logging pipelines
  • Monitoring, anomaly detection and alerting
  • Service discovery and self-healing systems
  • Database replication and optimization



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related technical fields
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Linux (Ubuntu preferred)
  • Comprehensive understanding of TCP/IP, SSL/TLS networking and routing
  • Fluent with AWS services, in particular EC2, S3, RDS, ES, ELB, Redis 
  • Fluent with at least one scripting language


Good to know

  • CI/CD (Jenkins preferred), infrastructure and configuration as code
  • Infrastructure automation management with IaaS tools like Terraform and configuration management tools like Chef
  • Containers and container orchestration
  • Service Discovery
  • Experience managing physical datacenter
  • Monitoring and alerting solutions and tools like Nagios, Icinga, Datadog, Graphite, Monit, Graphana, Collectd, Cloudwatch etc.
  • Postgres, Cassandra, SQL, NoSQL
  • Other cloud providers, like GCE or Azure


Above all, we are looking for good problem solvers and critical thinkers who keep an open mind, stay relevant by continually educating themselves, and are passionate about efficiency and good design. If you enjoy learning and applying new technologies, then we want to talk with you.




Gracenote, a Nielsen company, 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

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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