Staff Data Scientist

Staff Data Scientist

What you'll do at Walmart Labs

As part of this team, you'll solve some of the most fascinating and impactful problems in machine learning, NLP and information retrieval. The algorithms you develop will champion customers need to express their intent and our goal to understand their preferences, implicitly or explicitly across devices and modalities (voice, text, image etc.). You will develop and deploy machine learned models, to engage and converse with our customers and to understand their goals and expectations to enable them to make the right purchase decision. Your work will be visible to millions of customers and you will have a direct impact on the goals of the Fortune #1 enterprise. If you speak and think machine learning, then we want to talk to you. Come join our team and be part of this exciting journey.


Minimum Qualifications

• PhD in computer science or similar field or MS with at least 2-5 years of related experience
• Deep knowledge of machine learning, information retrieval, data mining, statistics, NLP or related field.
• Good functional coding skills in C++ or Java(Java is highly preferred) – talent must be capable of spending up to 10% daily work day in writing production code in either C++/Java/Hadoop/Hive
• Expert level knowledge of one of the scripting languages such as Python or Perl.
• Superior ability to analyze and interpret the results of product experiments.
• Proven experience working with statistical languages such as R.
• Experience working with large data sets and distributed computing tools a plus (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, Spark etc.)
• Strong communication skills both written and verbal

Preferred Qualifications

• Knowledge of Spark, Scikit-learn, Problem solving, Willing to learn new technologies.
• Self starter, Quick learner, Keen observer, eye for detail and someone who relishes challenges
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