Principal Data Scientist

Principal Data Scientist

  • Location SUNNYVALE, CA
  • Career Area Data Science and Analytics
  • Job Function Data Science and Analytics
  • Employment Type -
  • Position Type -
  • Requisition 1298263BR

What you'll do at

This role will directly contribute to building a reinforcement learning framework within the personalization layer that personalizes, online grocery and other Walmart-owned webpages, thus enabling machines to automatically adjust webpages in order to maximize a pre-defined business reward in the long-run.
The Walmart Labs Personalization team consists of platform, application engineers, scientists and product visionaries all working together to design, prototype and build technology-driven products and experiences that will change the future landscape of ecommerce. We are focused on building the global service layer that will enable the end-to-end customer experience, from finding the product to delivering it to the customer. This will span many markets, business models and form factors; therefore, we are looking for engineers who will bring not only an abundance of experiences in technologies, but an abundant curiosity to innovate.
Come join an organization where you'll get to work as part of a world-class team, solve problems that are at a scale few can create, and get to build products that are only bound by the scope of your imagination. Put your footprint on ground up development focused on building brand new products that will impact a Global customer base.

Minimum Qualifications

- PhD + 5 years, MS + 8 years, BS + 10 years of relevant work experience in Machine Learning, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related fields
- Work experience in leading projects implementing machine learning models with huge datasets and providing scalable solutions to business, similar experience in data mining techniques and related fields
- Deep knowledge in quantitative analysis and Statistical techniques, demonstrated by leading implementation of scalable business solutions using such techniques and processing huge datasets
- Excellent problem solving and analytical skills, demonstrated by leading projects where such skills are applied
- Proficient with at least one modern compiled programming language (Java, C++ etc) and one scripting language(Python, Ruby, PHP, Javascript etc.)
- Extensive Experience with big data technology (Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Hbase, etc.) and data processing pipeline

Preferred Qualifications

- Extensive Experience in leading complex projects from start to end and/or proven distinguished academic backgrounds is a plus
- Extensive experience in leading projects involving Distributed Computing and large scale data processing
- People management experience is a plus
- Strong skills in database systems (mySQL) and complex SQL queries is a plus
- Knowledge in optimization techniques is a plus
- Knowledge in multi-armed bandit and reinforcement learning 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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