Staff Data Scientist

Staff Data Scientist

  • Location SUNNYVALE, CA
  • Career Area Data Science and Analytics
  • Job Function Data Science and Analytics
  • Employment Type -
  • Position Type -
  • Requisition 1166947BR

What you'll do at

We are looking for a passionate, experienced data scientist professional to join the CART-Data Science team @WalmartLabs. You will have the unique opportunity to work with massive business and social data generated by WalMart's unparalleled online and offline commerce. You will be responsible to use cutting-edge machine learning, data mining, and optimization techniques to design and prototype robust and scalable predictive models. You will be a part of a cross-functional team of scientists, engineers, and business professionals that sit at the intersection of data science, IT infrastructure, and business operations.

- Perform hands-on data exploration and modeling work on massive data sets.
- Use machine learning and data mining techniques to develop robust models in areas such as customer loyalty prediction, segmentation and profiling, retention analysis, churn assessment, and product recommendation.
- Pull data from warehouse, perform feature engineering, back-test models, compare model performances and communicate the results.
- Architect, develop, and maintain data analytics platforms that visualize data and drive business insights that can be translated into product strategies and marketing decisions.
- Spend time researching state of the art modeling techniques and implement them.

Minimum Qualifications

- Technical expertise in data mining, machine learning, NLP, Information Retrieval, and statistical analysis.
- Proficient in machine learning and data mining packages in R, Python, or Weka.
- Experience working with large data sets and distributed computing tools (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, or Spark).
- Expertise with shell scripting and automation.
- Capabilities of managing end-to-end machine learning pipeline from data exploration, feature engineering, model building, performance evaluation, and online testing with big data set.
- Experience with reporting tools such as Tableau and D3.js.
- PhD in Computer Science, Statistics or related field; OR a Master’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Statistics or related field and 2 years of related experience.
- Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, iterative development environment.
- Exemplary communication skills, ability to work with large cross functional teams of technical and non-technical members.

Preferred Qualifications

- Programming skills in one of the following languages: Java, Scala, C/C++ preferably on a UNIX or Linux platform.
- Experience with ETL and Data-Warehouse.
- Prior experience in eCommerce or Online Retail.


About Walmart Labs

Imagine working in an environment where one experiment can catapult an entire industry toward a smarter future. That’s what we do at Walmart Labs. We’re a team of 5,000+ software engineers, data scientists, designers and product managers within Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, delivering innovations that improve how our customers shop and our enterprise operates.

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