North America / United States / FL / Tampa – Oldsmar

Technology & Engineering

#: 88613-en_US / 88613



Director of Software Engineering – 88613

Technology and Engineering – USA Tampa, Florida 


Nielsen’s insights impact businesses around the world. Our Technology and Engineering team is a key player in bringing high-quality and up-to-date data to our clients every day. We are  looking for a motivated Software Engineering Director to join our Digital Ads team. The role of the Software Engineering Director includes the following areas of responsibility (listed in order of importance):


People Leadership

This is the most important part of the job. You will be responsible for making sure morale is high, people are fulfilled with the work that they do, and that they’re challenged long-term. Tactically, a leader should focus on: 

  • Team composition (hiring & recruiting)
  • Setting and managing expectations (intra-team & broader team)
  • Career guidance and planning 
  • Maximizing the strengths of one’s associates; deploying associates in situations where they will be able to apply their strengths
  • Coaching associates to navigate their weaknesses
  • Correcting poor performance
  • Building strong relationships with peers affording the ability to lead without authority 


Technical Leadership

  • Ensuring we build excellence into our products
    • Asking a ton of questions
    • Challenging assumptions
    • Challenging the status quo
  • Meeting deliverables
  • Defining and meeting standards
  • Adapting best practices
  • Decision-making
    • Architecture and design decisions (when necessary)
    • Tie-breaker when consensus is not achieved
  • Controlling risk
  • Agile Coach
  • Continuous Learning – Technical, Industry, and Leadership & Management


Business Management

  • Budgeting
  • Cost optimization
  • Well-versed and engaged in our product strategy & roadmap
  • Meeting business objectives (where strategy meets execution)


Required Skills 

  • Experience (5+ years) designing and developing microservices architectures
  • Track record of building highly scalable and resilient, 24×7 web applications
  • Ability to analyze and tackle performance and scalability problems
  • Expert object-oriented and functional Java development skills (10+ years)
  • Experience designing high volume, high throughput data warehousing solutions
  • Deep understanding of Agile and DevOps development processes and supporting tools (TDD, CI/CD, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Immutable Infrastructure and Infrastructure as Code (Terraform a big plus)
  • Experience with the Amazon Web Services ecosystem (more specifically ECS/EKS, Redshift, RDS, DynamoDB, Kinesis etc) 
  • BS in Computer Science, Math, or equivalent (MS or Phd a plus)



As the arbiter of truth, Nielsen Global Media fuels the media industry with unbiased, reliable data about what people watch and listen to. To discover what’s true, we measure across all channels and platforms⁠—from podcasts to streaming TV to social media. And when companies and advertisers are armed with the truth, they have a deeper understanding of their audiences and can accelerate growth. 

Do you want to move the industry forward with Nielsen? Our people are the driving force. Your thoughts, ideas and expertise can propel us forward. Whether you have fresh thinking around maximizing a new technology or you see a gap in the market, we are here to listen and take action. Our team is made strong by a diversity of thoughts, experiences, skills, and backgrounds. You’ll enjoy working with smart, fun, curious colleagues, who are passionate about their work. Come be part of a team that motivates you to do your best work!  

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.

Job Type: Regular 

Primary Location:  Tampa,Florida 

Secondary Locations: , , , 

Travel:  No