Lead Data Scientist - Telecom in California

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As the world’s largest research organization, Nielsen is powered by talented creative scientists. Our Data Scientists come from diverse disciplines such as statistics, research methodology, mathematics, psychology, business, engineering and demography. These professionals drive innovation, new product ideation, experimental design and testing, complex analysis and delivery of data insights.

The Lead Data Scientist for Telecom is responsible for leading new product development by providing the Data Science guidance essential to product quality

Job Responsibilities
  • Partners with Product Leadership in the development of new products, including identification/evaluation of data sources, authoring methodologies, and building out product features.
  • Leads prototyping (what –ifs) as well as supporting pilot programs for R&D purposes.  This may include trend analyses, identifying gaps for improvements in coverage, representation/sampling, bias reduction, indirect estimation, data integration, automation, generalization, harmonization as well as working with different data sources.
  • Identify and address risks for major quality escapes.
  • Plays key role in developing and documenting new methodologies.
  • Handoff and coordinate with GBS CSE’s to transition new products to operation implementation
  • Work with cross-functional teams to design, implement, and test new measurement methodologies.   
  • Assist in the design and testing of data collection methodologies for Nielsen panels and surveys.
  • Provide research support for the identification and implementation of methods and best practices to improve product quality.  
  • Generate Impact data on purposed methodological changes as to assess impact                                                                  
  • Support Client Inquires including weighting studies and custom analyses relating to methodology
  • Work across Telecom products when advanced or custom analysis is required for product enhancement or specific business opportunities.
Role Requirements
  • B.S. or Masters (and 1-3 years of equivalent experience) degree in Statistics, Social Science, Operation Research, or other hard sciences (e.g. Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, Physics etc.) with outstanding analytical expertise                                                                                                                      
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in trend analyses, multivariate statistics (parametric/ non-parametric), sampling, bias reduction, indirect estimation, data aggregation techniques, automation, generalization.
  • Knowledge in SQL, working with Algorithms, and large-scale databases.
  • Ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret large data sources         
  • Experience in high-level programming language (e.g., Python)

  • Domain expert in at least one area: Demography, Sampling, Statistics Modeling, Research Practices, Audience Measurement, Data Integration and/or Digital.                                                                                                                                                                                        
  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Spotfire, Microstrategy)
  • Experience in big data technologies and machine learning
  • Strong communication/writing skills
  • Proficient in SAS, SPSS, R, Stata or other statistical packages.

Nielsen 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 (NYSE: NLSN), has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90% of the world's population.  Nielsen prides itself on being a place where employees can be themselves, make a difference, and grow their careers with the company.  It has been named one of the “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” by DiversityInc for three years running and was selected as one of the “Top 35 Companies for Leaders who want Flexibility” by FlexJobs.  For more information visit www.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.



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