Sr. Software Engineer

North America

CA – Emeryville

Technology & Engineering

#: 33895-en_US



United States




Senior Software Engineer

(Job Location: Emeryville, CA) – (Job ID #33895)



Founded in 1923, Nielsen is the global authority on the consumer.  We help over 20,000 clients, from Coca-Cola to Walmart to Apple to Disney, in 105 countries understand consumers and grow their businesses, every day.  The company is organized into two areas: What Consumers Watch, serving media, telecom and tech industries; and What Consumers Buy, serving consumer goods, retail, financial services and automotive industries.  




As a member of the Audio Engineering/Music (Automotive) team, responsible for information technology and platform development for automotive music products, including media recognition and recommendation systems: Research and prototype solutions. Design, implement, and test data store solutions for messaging-queue-based micro services. Design, implement, and test messaging-queue-based micro services. Maintain legacy auto data export systems. Design, implement, and test micro services to support backend service for radio station ID (RSID). Design, implement, and test software development kit (SDK) and application programming interface (API) library solutions for music and radio solutions for auto. Collaborate with and mentor team members to develop coding standards and design patterns, create architecture and design documents, and plan project work. Tools used:  programming languages (Python, C, Java, C#, Go, and JavaScript) and development platforms (Linux/Unix, Windows, and Mac OS).




Minimum Requirements:


  • Master’s degree in computer science, engineering or a related field with an information technology focus (foreign equivalent degree acceptable) plus 3 years of experience in software development (would also accept a bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of progressively responsible, post baccalaureate experience).  


    • This must include 3 years of experience in/with:


      • Python, C, Java, C#, Go, and/or JavaScript;

      • development platforms Linux/Unix, Windows, and/or Mac OS; and

      • working as a member of a team of software developers.


About Nielsen:


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, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90 percent of the world’s population. 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.


JOB TYPE:  Regular

PRIMARY LOCATION:  North America-US-Emeryville, CA


SCHEDULE:  Full-time