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Software Engineer – Site Reliability – 30983

Technology and Engineering – USA Chicago, Illinois

If you are a DevOps and Cloud based systems enthusiast who likes to work on cutting-edge technologies in an environment that gives you the freedom to explore, play, and learn, then Nielsen is the right place for you. Join a close-knit, passionate team that collaborates in an Agile environment to develop great technology. We encourage professional growth opportunities and invest in your personal development. Bring your experience with Cloud and DevOps to helping to build out the capabilities of our Connected Buy system:

Job Purpose

    • Ensure the reliability and availability of a cloud based data science platform

Job Description

    • Provide technical support to data scientists using the platform (both internal and external)
    • Diagnose technical faults on a platform using Kubernetes, Airflow, Spark, Jupyterhub, Gluster, Azure, AWS
    • Write software as necessary to ensure system reliability
    • Read and debug data science models written using Python, Spark, R, etc
    • Manage the lifecycle of trouble tickets assigned to the platform
    • Escalate issues to the platform team, other business units, and vendors as necessary
    • Must be able to juggle multiple priorities and handle work requests with a sense of urgency. Must have the technical skills to understand a cloud-based containerized data science platform

Role Requirements

    • BS in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent experience
    • Passionate about cloud technology and statistical modeling
    • Working Knowledge of Python
    • Experience with Unix/Linux based platforms
    • Experience with some cloud-based platform (AWS, Azure, GCE, OpenStack, DO, Linode, etc)

Desired Skills

    • Experience with Terraform, Cloudformation, Ansible, Jenkins or similar technologies like Puppet, Chef, etc
    • Knowledge of Ruby, Scala, Javascript, R, C++
    • Experience with Kubernetes or similar technologies (Mesos, ECS, Docker Swarm, etc)
    • Experience building or maintaining statistical models

About Nielsen

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) 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: Chicago , Illinois

Secondary Locations: IL – Chicago, , ,

Travel: No


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