Senior Data Scientist, Custom Analytics


Date: 08/26/2021

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Nielsen is looking for a Senior Data Scientist for the Audience Measurement Custom Analytics team. Custom Analytics is a new team within the larger Audience Measurement Product organization that is  tasked with the assessment, solutioning, development and implementation of custom studies for clients. These deliverables typically include requests for data sets and features that are on the longer term roadmap for our core products, but not immediately available for client consumption.  This includes custom deduplication of platforms that are not available in our standard product suite, the reporting of advanced audiences, and other similar requests.  
As a Senior Data Scientist you will:

  • Utilize and develop innovative statistical modeling (and machine learning / deep learning methodologies where applicable) to enable custom audience analytics based on large volumes of data from various sources
  • Make decisions on the selection of methodologies, technical tools and processes that most effectively and efficiently reach the desired outcome
  • Manage and mentor the other data scientists on the Custom Analytics team
  • Work with an Agile, cross-functional scrum team to develop, validate, and optimize methodologies
  • Support deployment and maintenance of data pipelines and models
  • Design and implement strategies to automate data delivery using the methodologies developed
  • Stay abreast of developments in quantitative research methodology and changing technologies in the marketplace and proactively identify applications of these latest developments to improve existing methods
  • Provide support, technical guidance and training of other team members
  • Summarize, document, and communicate research findings to audiences of varying levels of technical subject matter expertise