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Manager, Software Engineering

Software Engineering - Video | Hollywood, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Are you ready to revolutionize entertainment?

Gracenote, a Nielsen Company, is looking for an Engineering Manager to help build a team and launch a new product into the entertainment marketplace for large production studios and content distributors. Gracenote and Nielsen together have one of the largest sets of entertainment industry data and we want to give our customers deeper insights into how their content is being distributed and consumed to help them make better business decisions.  We are looking for someone with experience building and managing teams of data scientists and engineers, with good communication and collaboration skills, to lead the development of this exciting new product.  This team will be located in our Los Angeles office, but our engineering and data teams operate from offices around the world and bring unique technological as well as cultural perspectives to our technology group, and we actively encourage diversity amongst individual contributors as well as our leaders.

The right candidate for this position first and foremost brings creativity and passion for technology, software development, and data.  Experience with web application development, data science analysis tools and platforms, and cloud platforms such as AWS will all contribute to the success of building a team to support this new product.  Strong communication skills will also be important in interfacing with our product management, sales, and content teams to help create reliable, functional, and battle-tested software platforms for both our external and internal customers.  Gracenote also welcomes new experience and perspectives as we grow and evolve our platforms, and want our team members to find the work engaging and exciting working as part of a welcoming organization-wide engineering group.

Regular team activities such as lunches, outings, and technology leadership opportunities provide a welcoming and growth-based environment for anyone wanting to improve both their soft skills as well as learn from people working on exciting new technologies in other parts of Gracenote and our parent company, Nielsen Entertainment.  If you think you've got the right skills and mindset, we want to hear from you and promise a friendly, respectful, and responsive interview process to help learn if you and Gracenote are right for each other.

Required Professional Experience:

  • 3+ years of engineering management experience
  • 3+ years of data science experience and/or analytics application development
  • In-depth experience with Python or R
  • Data storage/warehousing and analysis experience with OLTP, OLAP, Hadoop, Spark, or similar
  • Proven track record of reliably delivering software products
  • Agile or Kanban Development Experience
  • Good communication skills

Skills that will help you stand out:

  • Successfully lead a commercial product from inception through completion
  • Experience deploying into cloud platforms such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google App Engine
  • Previous Experience working with entertainment metadata

Our passion for music, TV, movies, and sports is at the heart of everything we do. But what really makes us tick is our people. From Emeryville to Sydney and Queensbury to Amsterdam, we are building the team that’s going to disrupt the digital universe. This starts by creating a workplace where all things entertainment are celebrated and innovation can come from anyone. If you are interested in being mission critical and on the leading edge of global entertainment technology then please contact us today!

Gracenote, a Nielsen company, 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.