Lead Data Scientist

Company Name: Nielsen
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Date Posted: 23rd May, 2018

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead detailed analysis to support product enhancements and key initiatives
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Represent Product Enhancement in meetings and in interactions with other departments
  • Oversee end to end implementation of product solutions
  • Ability to evaluate current methodologies quickly to identify opportunities for enhancement
  • Present findings and recommendations on methodology
  • Document findings, methodologies, and best practices
  • Detect, troubleshoot, and resolve system anomalies that disrupt client deliverables
  • May directly interact with the client to understand its needs
  • Provide explanation of products and methodologies directly to the client in a format that meets their level of understanding
  • Continually develop technological skill set




  • Advanced degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science, operations research, economics, business or fields that employ rigorous data analysis
  • 7-9 years’ experience in at least one of the following fields: data science, survey design, behavioral methods, data analysis, business administration/operations, consulting, logistics/supply chain, management information systems, or operations management/research
  • Desire to learn and continually upgrade skills
  • Disposition to simplify research, work processes, and complex statistical concepts
  • Quantitative aptitude with proven data analysis and problem solving skills
  • Proficiency with Python, SAS, R or other statistical packages
  • Experience in big data technologies and machine learning
  • Strong verbal, presentation, and written skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment