Senior Software Engineer at Label Insight, a NielsenIQ Company

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About the Engineering Team:

Our Engineering team is chock-full of smart, dedicated, and creative team members. Each one has a desire to experiment with new and unfamiliar technology to solve their cross-functional (XFN) team's business objectives. We're passionate about best practices and strive to follow standards laid out before us. The team is encouraged to get involved in the tech community by participating in open source projects, speaking at local meetups, and presenting at national and international conferences.

Who You Are: 

You’re an innovator; you share our common interest in improving and scaling our existing architecture and systems. Your excellent communication skills are key when collaborating closely with Product, internal customers, and other engineers and data scientists to determine the best way to build products that meet their needs. You’re hungry for growth and with our Engineering Ladder you can visualize your career path.  We are quality driven and you must be too.  We expect that you’ll get involved and stay informed  with the latest trends in technology and experiment with how to apply those to help consumers make more educated and healthier decisions.

Even if you don’t check all the criteria boxes, we encourage you to apply.  We’re looking for people with diverse backgrounds, exceptional potential and a passion for their craft.

What you’ll do: 

  • Start the day collaborating with your XFN team and Product Manager during daily standups to discuss the current sprint and remove any roadblocks
  • Write Java, Kotlin, JavaScript or Python code (using TDD) to add functionality to our platform
  • Build out an event driven, microservices architecture using both serverless technologies and RESTful, Spring Boot APIs (Java/Kotlin)
  • Work on our infrastructure as code framework, using AWS services such as Lambda, ECS, Fargate, Step Functions, SNS/SQS, and Kinesis Firehose
  • Model complex product data and work with multiple data stores, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB and Elasticsearch
  • Pair with and mentor other engineers to provide highly-valuable and innovative products to our customers
  • Author architecture decision records and participate in whiteboarding sessions to demonstrate continual improvement of our engineering practices
  • Meet weekly with your manager 1:1 to keep the lines of communication flowing and ensure your performance and development is on track
  • Host a Lunch-and-Learn or Engineering Learning Session to showcase your expertise in a new technology or update the team on that tech meetup or conference you recently attended

We Share a Common Purpose:

Label Insight a NielsenIQ Company’s purpose is to empower consumers with the knowledge to improve their lives through better product choices. Our purpose keeps our team focused and aligned as we drive growth for our grocery retailer and CPG customers through unparalleled transparency.

Additional Information:

All of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. #LI-AK3

About NielsenIQ:

NielsenIQ is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. We provide consumer packaged goods manufacturers/fast-moving consumer goods and retailers with accurate, actionable information and insights and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that companies need to innovate and grow. Our approach marries proprietary NielsenIQ data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge.  We like to be in the middle of the action. That’s why you can find us at work in over 90 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.niq.com.

NielsenIQ 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.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Whether you're driving or taking public transportation, our West Loop location is easy to find!

An Insider's view of Label Insight, a NielsenIQ Company

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work-life balance is really important at LI - and it's been even more apparent with working from home due to Covid. We’re given the autotomy to get work done on our terms. Taking time off is encouraged whether it’s planned or a last minute personal issue. There's a real sense of community, my coworkers are always willing to pitch in and help out.

Julie

Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

We look for friendly people who are happy engaging in healthy, vigorous debate, and who have the drive and courage to proactively learn and try new things. We really value autonomy, so we want people who will also appreciate and take advantage of that. In my experience, these traits naturally come out over the course of the hiring process, and are

Noah

Lead Software Engineer

What are Label Insight, a NielsenIQ Company Perks + Benefits

Label Insight, a NielsenIQ Company Benefits Overview

The Benefits & Perks of Joining Us:
Competitive salary and stock options
Flexible paid time-off on top of 12 business days for standard holidays (Label Insight is closed for 1 week during the winter holiday season)
Company subsidized health insurance, dental and vision benefits
Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
401(k) Plan
Employer Paid Basic Life Insurance Policy and STD/LTD
Transportation/Commuter benefits
Employment Referral Bonus
Educational Assistance and Management Training Programs
Casual and collaborative, open-layout work space - dog-friendly office in Chicago
Catered team lunches - every other week
Regularly scheduled team gatherings

We embrace diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds and qualifications. We’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other personal characteristic.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Label Insight's Culture Team is dedicated to planning the best events and programs - from volunteering, to the All Hands annual team gathering to our holiday party.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Join the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council - Making a difference!
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
In addition to our flexible vacation policy, Label Insight is closed annually from December 24th through January 1st.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Every other week is Team Lunch Wednesday! While we can't break bread together these days, Label Insight provides a stipend for those of us wanting to connect over lunch virtually.
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Customized development tracks
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