Software Engineer


United States of America

Job Family


For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

Who We Are:
MRI-Simmons Research is a leading consumer insights company. We are an established organization, with a great brand, that is aggressively reinventing itself through investments in technology and people!

What We Do:
MRI-Simmons measures consumer preferences, attitudes and behaviors. We do this by collecting data through surveys and passively measured data in a way that is representative of the general population, applying data science and making sense of consumer data through enterprise-grade software.  Marketers and media companies then use MRI-Simmons data and technology to develop marketing strategies, consumer segmentation schemes and media activation approaches. The MRI-Simmons Insights Product is a consumer intelligence and discovery platform that provides marketers with faster access to actionable consumer insights.

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced Python developer to join our engineering team and help us create dynamic software applications for our clients. In this role, you will be responsible for writing and testing scalable code, developing back-end components, and integrating user-facing elements in collaboration with front-end developers. 

To be successful as a Python developer, you should possess in-depth knowledge of object-relational mapping, experience with server-side logic, and above-average knowledge of Python programming. Ultimately, a top-class Python developer can design highly responsive applications.

As the Software Engineer, you will have following key accountabilities:

  • Coordinating with development teams to determine application requirements. 
  • Writing scalable code using Python programming language, including Pandas and numpy libraries. 
  • Testing and debugging applications. 
  • Developing back-end components. 
  • Integrating user-facing elements using server-side logic. 
  • Assessing and prioritizing client feature requests. 
  • Integrating data storage solutions. 
  • Coordinating with front-end developers. 
  • Reprogramming existing programs in other languages, including Java/C# to improve functionality and efficiency 
  • Developing digital tools to monitor online traffic.  

Now that we have introduced you to the position of Software Engineer, what skills, qualifications, and experience should you, have?

  • Minimum years of experience in a leadership role, reporting to executive leadership  
  • Leadership, team building, and people-management skills  
  • Experience in leading large-scale initiatives with heavy change management requirements 
  • Adept at creative, strategic thinking as well as problem-solving 
  • Strong priority-setting and collaboration skills 
  • Ability to build positive and productive relationships with a broad and diverse group of business partners 
  • Experience with a growth organization focused on culture and engagement 
  • Ability to work to deadline and utilize available resources 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills 
  • Proficiency with project management and workflow tools such as Jira, Visio, etc. 
  • Prior work experience in industries utilizing processes, systems, or databases engaged in transaction management helpful (customer relationship management/CRM, banking/financial, travel, etc.)
  • Bachelor's degree in business management, operations, or related field preferred   

Experience with a growth organization focused on culture and engagement All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

We are not responsible for any fee related to unsolicited resumes from 3rd party staffing and recruiting agencies (whether submitted through this website or sent directly to employees) unless a written agreement is in place between the agency and GfK (“Company”) and an authorized Company representative makes a written request to the agency to assist with this requisition. Similarly, no fee will be paid for candidates who apply and claim to be represented by an agency. Any unsolicited resumes, CVs, or other candidate information submitted by an agency will become the property of GfK, and no fee will be paid in the event such candidate is hired.

We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal opportunity in employment which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential. At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!

Posted: 57 days ago

City: New York, Missouri - Home Office

Work Area: Technology

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00012030