Data Science Senior Executive

The Data Science organisation is at the core of Nielsen’s market research methodologies. Our associates are highly talented and capable professionals. We are client-focused and deliver quality and cutting edge methods to enable Nielsen’s clients to gain valuable insights about their products and services. Data Science supports product & methodology enhancement, new product roll-outs, sample design, universe estimation and data fusion. Data Science also ensures our survey methodology and design are aligned with global standards and industry best practices.


Required experience and skills

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Engineering or Science discipline with outstanding analytical expertise and strong technical leadership
  • No less than 2 years of work experience in the survey research industry with hands on experience in developing and executing survey research methodologies
  • Proficient in Microsoft tools, SAS, R and Python
  • Strong statistics and data manipulation skills
  • Familiarity with data fusion processes
  • Experience with working in a computing environment, with large datasets and able to integrate across datasets will be an advantage
  • Ability to autonomously manage simultaneous projects in a fast-paced business environment
  • Ability to use statistical methodologies to analyze data
  • Strong ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Confident communication skills
  • Team player
  • Familiarity of the media industry in Australia would be an advantage


  • Execution of universe estimation, survey weighting, data fusion and ensuring products are delivered on time and per specification
  • Deliver analyses to support implementation of standards and best practices
  • Assisting with rolling out new or enhanced services & ensure sustainability
  • Consult with internal clients and provide expert technical consultation to solve complex data science related issues
  • Interact with the stakeholders on new methodology implementation to enhance the quality of Nielsen statistical services
  • Develop and apply technology skills to improve business processes through automation and programming tools

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

Job Type: Regular

Primary Location: Macquarie Park,New South Wales

Travel: No

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