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Data Engineer (Remote OK)

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Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Company: Nielsen

Data Engineer (Remote OK) - 97021

Technology and Engineering - USA Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 


The role: we're looking for a data engineer to help add functionality across our application stack. Our software provides predictive analytics using a machine-learning foundation to enable our customers to make better decisions. We're constantly adding new features, improving ease-of-use, and expanding and optimizing the system. If you're excited about being able to contribute new capabilities into a production application, are interested in focusing on data systems and processes, and enjoy working with a small, agile team to deliver amazing software, we'd love to talk to you!



  • Write solid code that is well designed, testable, and efficient
  • Actively participate in product planning and daily team stand up meetings
  • Produce specifications and determine time lines, consistently document status updates
  • Collaborate on software projects with product design and backend aspects
  • Investigate problems discovered by QA and develop solutions
  • Manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables
  • Learn and apply emerging technologies and techniques to find new ways to efficiently create software


  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent
  • Broad knowledge of computing technologies and programming languages (e.g. Python, SQL)
  • Strong analytical skills to resolve issues and problems with a minimal amount of supervision
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong commitment to software quality

Desired areas of expertise:

  • Experience developing sophisticated data driven software platforms
  • Experience with relational databases and/or analytical data stores (e.g., Spark, Presto, Pandas)
  • Experience delivering, supporting enterprise software
  • Experience with cloud service technologies, ex: AWS
  • Experience with container technologies, ex: Docker
  • Experience with source control systems, ex: GIT
  • Information visualization
  • "Big data" systems and analysis
  • Experience with data warehouses or data lakes




As the arbiter of truth, Nielsen Global Media fuels the media industry with unbiased, reliable data about what people watch and listen to. To discover what’s true, we measure across all channels and platforms⁠—from podcasts to streaming TV to social media. And when companies and advertisers are armed with the truth, they have a deeper understanding of their audiences and can accelerate growth. 

Do you want to move the industry forward with Nielsen? Our people are the driving force. Your thoughts, ideas and expertise can propel us forward. Whether you have fresh thinking around maximizing a new technology or you see a gap in the market, we are here to listen and take action. Our team is made strong by a diversity of thoughts, experiences, skills, and backgrounds. You’ll enjoy working with smart, fun, curious colleagues, who are passionate about their work. Come be part of a team that motivates you to do your best work!  

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:  Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania 

Secondary Locations: NY - New York City, IL - Chicago, , 

Travel:  No 

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh