Director, Data Science Strategy & Community

Director, Data Science Strategy & Community

  • Location SUNNYVALE, CA
  • Career Area Data Science and Analytics
  • Job Function Data Science and Analytics
  • Employment Type -
  • Position Type -
  • Requisition 1188773BR

What you'll do at

As the world’s largest retailer, Walmart has an unmatched retail data asset, and we have the opportunity to use data to deliver lower prices, better products and help our customers live better. We are transforming the way that we work to become the world’s leading data-driven retailer, and are seeking an experienced data risk and compliance professional to ensure protection of Walmart’s data asset and our compliance with regulation and our enterprise data and security policies. The scope of this initative and role covers all areas of Walmart’s business across stores, e-commerce, supply, merchandising and customer interactions.

The Data Asset Protection and Risk Control Lead will report to the Data Enablement Lead, and will be tasked with creating and enforcing proper data protection protocols and risk minimization measures. This role will partner with key stakeholders across the business including data stewards and other roles in key functional domains (e.g. supply chain, merchandising, customer), business lines (e.g. online grocery, health and wellness), technology teams and enterprise functions (e.g. HR, legal and procurement).

Key Responsibilities:
● Develop and drive adoption of policies and procedures for the management, governance, and productization of Enterprise Data assets compliant with our enterprise data policies, including monitoring/audit and issue escalation paths
● Define standards for managing data across its lifecycle at Walmart (across domain-specific data marts and operational stores, and the central data warehouse/lake)
● Create the framework for handling compliance globally to support local market needs and regulations
● Define and track ownership of dataset compliance and security across Walmart
● Define, measure and report on data security, risk and compliance within and across domains/segments to improve these metrics in collaboration with domain/segment data stewards
● Investigate compliance and security exceptions and work across functions to address deficits in our processes
● Support the Data Enablement Lead in running the cross-company Data Risk and Protection Forum
● Ensure that corporate and regulatory policies for data handling are implemented in specific procedures and tools for security, retention, access and storage
● Partner with the data & analytics technology platform team to ensure that tools support automated tracking of data lineage, compliance and security
● Support the definition of best practices for data stewards, target skills, career path, training programs and best practice sharing events for this community
● Increase Walmart’s readiness to understand, manage, and drive responsible insights from its data assets. Partnering with the broader CDO team, develop and implement training modules, webinars, and collateral to drive awareness and action on industry best practices, tools, and capabilities.
● Develop processes for tracking of access to data and potential data loss vectors that need to be addressed
● Ensure that our data engineering process observes security and policy compliance in our data handling within analytical systems
● Work with domain technology teams to ensure that our handling of data in operational systems complies with our enterprise policies

Minimum Qualifications

● Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline. MBA or Technical Master’s Degree preferred
● At least 7 years of professional experience in roles focused on data risk and compliance
● Experience of defining data procedures and policies across an enterprise
● Experience of working with data governance and stewardship communities
● Previous roles with leading companies in the retail industry are a plus
● Entrepreneurial attitude, and ability to drive change and navigate ambiguity when building new capabilities in an enterprise setting
● Background in managing technology teams and partnering with technology/IT leaders is highly desirable
● Good knowledge of agile methodologies and tools is highly desirable
● Passion for serving customers and understanding/delivering against their needs
● Superior executive relationship building and communication skills, and experience in working/driving results across teams in different disciplines (product, security, sales, legal, compliance, HR, etc.), including communicating recommendations to senior leaders. Experience working in a global environment, both with internal and external stakeholders, is a plus.

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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