Sr. Data Scientist in New York

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The Nielsen Company is the largest global measurement company in the world with unique measurement technologies, assets, and data that make it one of the most interesting and challenging places for a measurement or data scientist to work.  We focus on what consumers watch, listen to, and buy in over 95 countries.
Data Science is core to what Nielsen does, and our research projects have high visibility in directly impacting the results of our business and our clients.  This Sr. Data Scientist position
autonomously contributes to analyses that resolve specific client concerns; serves as liaison between commercial team, quality assurance, operations, engineering, and Data Science teams with regards to internal and external client projects. This position will also work cross team to provide a professional, clear response on all client queries.
Job Responsibilities
  • Collaboratively create and manage projects, from timeline creation to project completion, managing expectations with manager and customer.
  • Plays a key role in analytical projects from beginning to end; including developing analytical plan, running analyses, and summarizing results.
  • Compiling and delivering documentation material such as power point slides for methodology questions and/or frequently asked questions; supporting basic client service duties as needed; and participating in team projects and staff meetings.  
  • Uses statistical methodologies to analyze the data.
  • Participates in team projects and staff meetings.
Role Requirements
  • Bachelors degree in Statistics, Social Science, Operation Research, or other hard sciences (e.g. Engineering, Computer Science, Biology, Physics etc.)   Masters preferred                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
  • 3-5 years experience
  • Broad industry knowledge
  • Proficient in SAS, R, Python or other statistical packages.
  • Outstanding analytical expertise
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong statistical and logic skills
  • Exceptional aptitude for data analysis
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Intellectual curiosity and persistence to find answers to questions
  • Ability to autonomously manage simultaneous projects in a fast paced business environment

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
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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