Staff Software Engineer (GA)

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At Nielsen, we believe that career growth is a partnership. You ultimately own, fuel and set the journey. By joining our team of nearly 14,000 associates, you will become part of a community that will help you to succeed. We champion you because when you succeed, we do too. Embark on a new initiative, explore a fresh approach, and take license to think big, so we can all continuously improve. We enable your best to power our future. 

About the roleYou’ll be working within an international group of teams which span from the US till India. This group is responsible for building our Client Delivery Framework which is the foundation for all our future web applications at Nielsen. The specific team you will be leading is responsible for building and maintaining generic UI components for our Unity component library.As the Staff Software Engineer, you will oversee and lead a team of 3+ Software Developers Your primary goal is to guide the team towards successful development of high-quality software, while fostering a collaborative and productive environment within your department

ResponsibilitiesOversee the development of scalable, reliable, and cost-effective software solutions with an emphasis on quality, best-practice coding standards, and cost-effectiveness Build rapid technical prototypes for early validation of new technologiesRapidly identify and resolve technical incidents as they emergeCollaborate effectively with other application teams to help building the right offerings for our client delivery platformCollaborate with product owners and tech leads to translate complex business requirements into technical solutions, providing leadership in the design and architecture processes.Own strategic technology relationships with technology vendors and external communities/partnersProvide expert apprenticeship to project teams on technology strategy, cultivating advanced skill sets in application engineering and implementing modern software engineering practicesLead and mentor a team of Software Developers and Senior Software Developers, providing guidance and support in their professional developmentStay informed about the latest technology and methodology by participating in industry forums, having an active peer network, and engaging actively with customersCultivate a team environment focused on continuous learning, where innovative technologies are developed and refined through collaborative effort

Key SkillsDomain Expertise6+ years of experience as a lead / senior developer in agile teams, 2+ years of experience in leading and managing software development teams.Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, or Engineering, with a preference for an MS or PhD in Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering, or StatisticsProven experience in Expertise in big data processing tools/languages and strong cloud implementation in cloud architecture.Comprehensive knowledge of storage, network, compute services, and multi-zone, region-based designs.Technical SkillsProficiency in Frontend and Backend technologies like ReactJS and NodeJS with strong capabilities in SQL.  Candidates with experience in other frameworks such as Angular, Python and Java will also be considered.Advanced knowledge of Unix/Linux OS, shell scripting, Python, JSON, YAML.Experience in designing and implementing scalable services and modern UI applicationsAdvanced knowledge in Cloud Services & Storage, such asAWS S3, PostgreSQL or MySQL, Compute services; AWS Certification is a plus.Skills in Terraform, Cloud Formation.In-depth experience with multi-region, multi-AZ design.Mindset and attributesExceptional verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills.Strong leadership qualities and the ability to inspire and motivate a team.Strong ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions and guide the team in execution.

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