Data Scientist - Product Leadership Global Marketing Effectiveness Research & Analytic Development - 47978
Data Science - USA Chicago, Illinois
At Nielsen we understand the importance of knowing what consumers Watch and Buy. As the world’s largest research organization, Nielsen is powered by talented, creative scientists and researchers. Our Research & Analytic Development associates come from diverse disciplines that include business, economics, engineering, mathematics, operations research, physics, and statistics. These professionals drive innovation and insight through continual ideation, complex analyses, and delivery of insights to our clients. Because measurement is at the core of Nielsen's business, our products have high visibility and make a direct impact on our clients.
Our team in Chicago has an opportunity available for a Data Scientist. The ideal candidate has work experience in the development of econometric models, expertise in modern analytics programming, tested and deployed machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques, the capacity to work in an agile development environment alongside software engineers, and a solid foundation in developing solutions for marketing, pricing and/or advertising organizations.
Design econometric models, and supervised and unsupervised learning approaches
Create various prototypes for research and development purposes
Design and write modules for Nielsen analytics platforms using Python, R, Spark MLlib and Scala
Extract data using SQL
Document and present methodology inside and outside the company
Partner with our Software Engineering department to build best-of-class cloud-based analytical solutions
Graduate degree in Statistics, Economics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, or other Quantitative Field of Study
2+ years work experience in delivering analytics software solutions in a production environment
2+ years work experience in quantitative marketing analysis, with an emphasis on statistical, econometric and predictive analytic research that drives analytic product Innovation and implementation
Expertise in analytics programming languages such as Python (with pandas) and R
Exceptional problem solving skills
Well-organized and capable of handling multiple mission-critical projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Experience with household/person-level loyalty card analytics
Experience in marketing mix modeling with Nielsen or IRI syndicated data
Experience with big data analytics and/or machine learning techniques, including Apache Spark
Experience with Scala
Short-release life-cycle experience (agile processes including scrum)
We’re in tune with what the world is watching, buying, and everything in between. If you can think of it, we’re measuring it. We sift through the small stuff and piece together big pictures to provide a comprehensive understanding of what’s happening now and what’s coming next for our clients. Today’s data is tomorrow’s marketplace revelation.
We like to be in the middle of the action. That’s why you can find us at work in over 100 countries. From global industry leaders to small businesses, consumer goods to media companies, we work with them all. We’re bringing in data 24/7 and the possibilities are endless. See what’s next with us at Nielsen: careers.nielsen.com
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
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Travel: Yes, 10% of the Time