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Senior Software Engineer

(Job Location: Waltham, MA) – (Job ID #34700)

Founded in 1923, Nielsen is the global authority on the consumer. We help over 20,000 clients, from Coca-Cola to Walmart to Apple to Disney, in 105 countries understand consumers and grow their businesses, every day. The company is organized into two areas: What Consumers Watch, serving media, telecom and tech industries; and What Consumers Buy, serving consumer goods, retail, financial services and automotive industries.


Responsible for executing web application development projects from beginning to end, including collaborating with product management, gathering requirements, analyzing and conceptualization solutions, and designing, developing, testing, proto-typing and supporting single-page web applications and key system features. Work closely with architects/designers to design and implement cross-functional requirements and reusable system solutions. Lead design and code reviews. Research, evaluate, and facilitate the adoption of new technologies to advance the SaaS platform and drive business. Provide guidance and direction (without direct supervisory authority) to approximately 3 developers, including setting standards, reviewing work, and mentoring. Lead the effort in troubleshooting cross-browser issues, client-side scripting and browser performance. Diagnose production issues and provide solutions. Tools and technologies used: REST, XML, HTML, CSS, AJAX, Java, JavaScript, SQL, JQuery, DOJO, Ember, J2EE, Hibernate, Spring, Grails, JSP, CVS, SVN, GIT, MS SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, Eclipse, SQL Developer, IntelliJ, Apache Tomcat, IIS, Weblogic, Websphere, Agile.


Minimum Requirements:

  • A master’s degree in computer science, engineering (any), mathematics or related field (foreign equivalent degree acceptable) plus 3 years of experience in software development (would also accept a bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of progressively responsible, post-baccalaureate experience in software development).
    • This must include 3 years of experience in:
      • developing web services using REST architecture;
      • working with middleware frameworks such as J2EE/Spring or Hibernate;
      • using programming languages Java, JavaScript, and SQL;
      • using a version control system such as CVS, SVN, or GIT;
      • working with a relational database such as MS SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, or Postgres;
      • using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) such as Eclipse or IntelliJ;
      • working with a web application server such as Apache Tomcat, IIS, Weblogic, or Websphere;
      • working with Agile methodologies; and
      • applying analytical and problem solving skills to solve complex design and coding problems.
    • This must include 2 years of experience in:
      • developing web applications using XML, HTML, CSS and AJAX;
      • working with a User Interface (UI) framework such as JQuery or DOJO; and
      • working with teams located in geographically diverse areas.
      • This must include any level of knowledge in and/or experience in:
        • working on NoSQL databases like MongoDB;
        • JavaScript framework like Ember; and
        • Grails.

About Nielsen

Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content – video, audio, and text – is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement.

By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90 percent of the world’s population. For more information, visit

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: North America-US-Waltham, MA


SCHEDULE: Full-time




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