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Tech Lead, Big Data Systems

Tech Lead, Big Data Systems - 15423

Gracenote - USA Boston, Massachusetts 


Gracenote’s Telecom Big Data Platform team is seeking an innovative and experienced Technical Lead to spearhead the identification, design and development of critical software infrastructure components for use in enterprise analytics solutions for the wireless market. This individual will work as a senior member of the Nielsen Service Quality team to specify, design and develop critical high-performance and scalable platform frameworks and components.

The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, be proficient in object-oriented analysis and design using Java and grid computing technologies in data warehousing and mining. If you have successfully built large analytical applications or migrated traditional analytical applications to a Big Data framework we look forward to hearing from you.

“Telecom” recently moved from Nielsen to Gracenote. To review Gracenote Telecom, please search for Nielsen Telecom.


  • Serve as technical lead on medium scale to large scale projects as required. You'll lead the design decisions and act as the lead on the technical aspects of the project.
  • Breakdown large project into individual tasks for distribution to individual team members and offer technical guidance
  • Design and develop high-performance application designed for handling normal and Big Data
  • Identify and evaluate relevant technologies for use in the Service Quality Application


  • Solid understanding and experience in reusable java based frameworks effectively leveraging design patterns
  • Experience in the design and development of large-scale data processing systems using Hadoop/Hbase/Hive
  • Strong knowledge of SQL. Netezza experience is a plus
  • Experience in developing JDBC/Database access code
  • Understanding of common data analysis patterns and statistical inference techniques
  • Demonstrated interest and capacity to stay apprised of technology trends and resourcefulness in effectively applying them to solutions
  • Experience in data visualization. Tableau experience is highly desirable
  • Experience in the complete software development lifecycle
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to details
  • Desire and aptitude to learn new technologies such as wireless communications, shared-nothing architectures, peta-scale datasets, etc.
  • Experienced and committed to delivering high-quality components using industry best-practices (e.g. test-driven development, continuous integration, code inspections, etc.)
  • Experience with cloud environments, especially AWS, and the ability to effectively resolve operational issues
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • 8+ years experience in software development
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or related technical discipline; additional education/training a plus


About Nielsen:

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) 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:  Boston,Massachusetts 

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Travel:  No