Senior Data Scientist 1236963BR

Senior Data Scientist 1236963BR

  • Location SAN BRUNO, CA
  • Career Area Information Technology
  • Job Function Information Technology
  • Employment Type -
  • Position Type -
  • Requisition 1236963BR

What you'll do at

We are looking for passionate data scientists and researchers to building next generation forecasting models and algorithms for Walmart. Forecasts drive $200 B + inventory replenishment's annually. Improved forecasts will help drive down the inventory days of supply and reduce waste – savings measured in billions of dollars – while improving our in-stock rates and customer satisfaction. Supply chain efficiency is key in today’s competitive markets, and it all starts with forecasting.

Effectively predicting demand involves learning both from past sales and a host of other factors, e.g., weather, demographics, event calendars, SNAP calendars, etc.. Doing this at Walmart scale – over 500 million store-item combinations - makes it one of the largest and most challenging problems of its kind in the world while also being one of the most impactful. Talk to us to if you are interested in taking up the challenge.


As a Senior Data Scientist you will play a unique role in driving the future of the next generation forecasting models researching, designing and implementing cutting edge algorithms. Responsibilities include:
• Conduct advanced statistical analysis to provide actionable insights, identify trends, and measure performance
• Design and build learning systems that react to changes in customer preferences using advanced machine learning and statistical techniques
• Identify opportunities for improving algorithms and processes from the perspectives of accuracy, stability, and scalability
• Collaborate with engineers to implement and deploy scalable solutions
• Research best practices addressing various forecast-related issues, e.g., event forecasting
• Extend existing machine learning and statistical methodologies, and conduct experiments, to address various forecast-related issues, e.g., item / store clustering

Minimum Qualifications

• Ph.D. in statistics, machine learning, or related technical discipline OR an MS with 2+ years experience
• Experience in areas such as data-driven statistical modeling, robust statistics, feature extraction and analysis, supervised learning.
• Proficient in R or Python, SQL. C/C++ preferred.

Experience working with large data sets and distributed computing tools a plus (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, Spark)

Preferred Qualifications

• Inquisitiveness and desire to learn.
• Strong analytical skills including the ability to structure problems for analysis, analyze the data and understand root cause.
• Forecasting experience in an online and/or retail environment is preferred
• Good written and verbal communication skills along with strong desire to work in cross functional teams
• Attitude to thrive in a fun, fast-paced start-up like environment.

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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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