North America / Canada / ON / Markham

Technology & Engineering

#: 82381-en_US / 82381



Big Data Developer – 82381

Technology and Engineering – Canada Markham, Ontario 

Nielsen Global Media seeks a passionate, creative, and innovative Big Data Developer to help our team build leading edge entertainment data and audience measurement data technologies. With a balance of development, design, and cutting-edge technology, daily routine will never show its boring face!
As part of this role, you will be working on developing solutions to ingest and process large volumes of data, apply complex algorithms using Spark, develop backend services. This is a growth opportunity.
Qualifications and Skills
This position requires an understanding of distributed data processing, backend development concepts, and strong fundamentals in Computer Science. Through the interview process, you will have an opportunity to showcase your creative solutions to data processing problems. You may do this independently of a particular framework. We use Spark.
The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 3 years of experience in software development with Java and/or Scala.
  • Familiarity with any data processing frameworks. We use Spark.
  • Solid understanding of data structures and fundamental algorithms (sort, select, search, queue, encryption).
  • Experience with Networking and IO, REST service development, and multi-threading.
  • Familiarity with Linux
  • Familiarity with Docker, AWS, Node JS, and Python are assets


Although all of Nielsen Global Media is working remotely for the time being, ultimately this role will be located in Markham, ON. 



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!  


Job Type: Regular 

Primary Location:  Markham,Ontario