Staff Technical Program Manager

Staff Technical Program Manager

What you'll do at

Walmart Technical strategy team charter
Walmart Labs Technical Strategy team is highly diverse team that will drive transformative changes for Walmart. We will explore ideas that simply don’t exist today that will revolutionize how customer’s shop and make our customer’s lives significantly better. These ideas will re-imagine the Walmart shopping experience and create new business/revenue opportunities to materialize from them.
Core responsibilities
We will research technologies that are emerging and assess the applicability to our existing product portfolio and assess viability/right timing to aggressively pursue for Walmart that will expand our technical arsenal to serve our customers in more innovative/creative ways, and outflank our competition.
We will partner with Universities, Startups, incubators, established companies, and the Venture community to explore/mine/and surface both new and accretive ideas that will have immense potential to attract new customers and establish new revenue channels to greatly benefit Walmart.
We will use our deep technical, functional and business expertise combined with analytical rigor to formulate and deliver sound recommendations informed by customers and data, establish business strategies, establish new business models and drive aggressive business development with relevant partners to build for the future.
We will perpetually deliver business insights and strong points of view through a customer and industry focused view to educate our leadership on trends, our competition, and provide narratives on technical landscapes that are emerging.
We provide thought leadership by introducing these innovative ideas that are strategic to a cross-vertical leadership team to gain acceptance/consensus/adoption and assess applicability to both horizontal and product vertical areas. The team is capable of communicating and building presentations/content at all levels of leadership including the Walmart board.
The team will own the end-to-end process to develop ideas though initiatives, plans, and metrics to operationalize the strategy and partner with any internal teams to bring these ideas to life.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science and 5 years technical program management experience OR Master of Science and 2 years technical program management experience OR 9 years technical program management experience.

Innovative thought leader who has come from deep technical , consulting, and product backgrounds who are capable of interfacing & influencing engineering/product leaders and can gain credibility with the most senior and influential decision makers in the company.

Understands the retail landscape holistically, the technology that powers it, and the wide spectrum of technologies that are involved such as: mobile technology, big data/data science, machine learning, blockchain, voice technology, augmented reality, distributed computing, and open source platforms.

Exceptional written and presentation skills. Able to present C Level/Board/EVP/SVP level.

Strong industry experience establishing relationships with VC community, Incubators, Startups, and large scale companies to drive business development, partnerships.

Strong industry experience working with Universities, Academic institutions to formulate on-going engagement and alliances to commercialize academic ideas.

Strong ability to create/develop monetization/business models for new technology product ideas.

Strong program management skills to drive ideas from concept to implementation.

Preferred Qualifications


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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