Nielsen Global Connect
Chicago, IL

Tech Lead, Software Engineering

Nielsen is looking for a Tech Lead who wants to be hands-on to support our Connect Platform, our unified, global data ecosystem powered by Microsoft Azure. You will Lead a Team of awesome engineers to develop dynamic applications and APIs in a world of big data. Utilizing the latest technologies with continuous integration and delivery tools, all in a cloud-based environment.

As Tech Lead, you will support applications such as:

Connect Extracts Studio: A self-serve application with step-by-step tools to access and extract data and enable users to deliver data where and when they need it, anytime. 

Business Intelligence Apps and Reports: Data-driven and self-serve analytical applications used by clients to understand their consumer insights, view key performance indicators, drive decisions and discover opportunities for growth 

App Ecosystem Services: Re-usable and extensible components library and services that expedite and simplify Application development within Connect.

What you will be doing:

  • Define and own execution of scalable, flexible and user-friendly applications
  • Develop secure and highly performant services and APIs
  • Lead technical teams to deliver quality software
  • Engage with product and technology leaders to understand and translate requirement needs into executable solutions
  • Drive proof of concept/technology to assist technology evaluation
  • Ensure the maintainability and quality of code
  • Manage and mentor a team of developers

What are we looking for:

  • 10+ years of IT experience with five-plus years of experience in a technical leadership role
  • Hands-on experience in full-stack development developing scalable enterprise platforms (Java, Angular, SQL and NoSQL Databases)
  • Past work experience with business intelligence (BI)  and enterprise reporting tools such as Tableau, Qlikview, Power BI or Microstrategy
  • Past work with big data, data warehousing, ETL processing and cloud-based systems with technologies such as Apache Spark, Databricks, and Snowflake.
  • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms and designing for performance, scalability, and availability
  • Experience in agile software development practices and DevOps
  • Define and own execution of scalable, flexible and user-friendly applications
  • Proven capability to do design, delivery, and lead teams through to execution on a project
  • Develop secure and high-performance services and APIs
  • Lead technical teams to deliver quality software
  • Drive proof of concept/technology to assist technology evaluation
  • Ensure the maintainability and quality of code
  • Manage and mentor a team of developers
  • Strong experience in designing and building multithreaded distributed systems
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field
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Where we are

Our office is located in the heart of the Loop, easily accessible to multiple Metra & 'L' stops (brown, orange, pink, purple, red, & blue lines!)

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What are Nielsen Global Connect Perks + Benefits

Nielsen Global Connect Benefits Overview

As a global employer, we’re able to influence the health and wellness of our 45,000 associates and their families—that’s a big responsibility that we take very seriously. Our innovative “The Whole You” program is built around four pillars of well-being: physical, emotional, financial, and social & environmental. You can learn more about the benefits and programs we offer in the U.S. here: http://nlsn.co/60021wkJe

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Acme Co. provides Backup child care assistance.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 24 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Cross-department program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Jobs at Nielsen Global Connect
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Senior UX Designer

Nielsen Global Connect
Chicago
3 weeks ago
+47
We are looking for a talented Senior UX Designer to join our Nielsen Connect UX Design Team, bringing continuity to Nielsen’s diverse ecosystem of products. You will implement design processes and best practices to create the next generation Nielsen products. Designing alongside product leaders and developers, you will work on products that help retailers and manufacturers run their day-to-day business, including pricing, promotion, assortment, category review, and everyday analytics. These products are used by thousands of companies across North America, Europe and around the world. Your design IQ, team approach, and passion to deliver great products uniquely position you to help Nielsen deliver its next generation of great products.  

Tech Lead, Software Engineering

Nielsen Global Connect
Chicago
3 weeks ago
+47
Nielsen is looking for a Tech Lead who wants to be hands-on to support our Connect Platform, our unified, global data ecosystem powered by Microsoft Azure. You will Lead a Team of awesome engineers to develop dynamic applications and APIs in a world of big data. Utilizing the latest technologies with continuous integration and delivery tools, all in a cloud-based environment.

Director of Technology (Retail Application Development)

Nielsen Global Connect
Chicago
1 month ago
+47
As a Director of Technology, you will be at the core of Nielsen’s future. You can expect to go deep on our tech stack, and wide across multiple products in your business segment, all while leading a best in class team. In summary, you will be playing a key part in the delivery of critical programs that are strategically aligned to our overall business strategy and objectives.

Senior Software Engineer API

Nielsen Global Connect
Chicago
2 months ago
+47
A Mid-Level Engineer to work on our Connect Platform, our unified, open, and global data ecosystem powered by Microsoft Azure. You’ll join our CDM team of awesome engineers writing code to develop applications and APIs using Java, Spring Boot, CI/CD, Apache NiFi, Mongo, Postgres, and Snowflake, among others in our tech stack.

Senior Python Engineer

Nielsen Global Connect
Chicago
2 months ago
+47
This position is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced engineer to work with creative engineers and cutting-edge technologies, so we need hands-on technologists who are strong in software engineering fundamentals, Big Data, and DevOps.  And did we mention the cold brew on tap? You’ll also get all the free coffee (hot or cold) you can want, all day long.

Site Reliability Engineer

Nielsen Global Connect
Chicago
2 months ago
+47
This position is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced engineer to work with creative engineers and cutting-edge technologies, so we need hands-on technologists who are strong in software engineering fundamentals, Big Data, and DevOps.  And did we mention the cold brew on tap? You’ll also get all the free coffee (hot or cold) you can want, all day long.

Senior Python Engineer- Fullstack

Nielsen Global Connect
Chicago
2 months ago
+47
This position is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced engineer to work with creative engineers and cutting-edge technologies, so we need hands-on technologists who are strong in software engineering fundamentals, Big Data, and DevOps.  And did we mention the cold brew on tap? You’ll also get all the free coffee (hot or cold) you can want, all day long.