Staff Data Scientist

Staff Data Scientist

  • Location SAN BRUNO, CA
  • Department Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Team Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Employment Type -
  • Position -
  • Requisition 805194BR

What you'll do at

  • A Staff Data Scientist is responsible for analyzing large data sets to develop multiple custom models and algorithms to drive innovative business solutions. Staff Data Scientists work on large project teams in order to provide analytical support and guidance to an assigned area on for large projects (for example, email targeting, business optimization, consumer recommendations) within Walmart eCommerce. Staff Data Scientists are responsible for building large data sets from multiple sources in order to build algorithms for predicting future data characteristics. Those algorithms will be tested, validated, and applied to large data sets. Staff Data Scientists are responsible for training the algorithms so they can be applied to future data sets and provide the appropriate search results. Staff Data Scientists are responsible for researching new trends in the industry and utilizing up-to-date technology (for example, HBase, MapReduce, LAPack, Gurobi) and analytical skills to support their assigned project. Staff Data Scientists are the subject matter experts for statistical analysis and modeling for their project team.
  • Build complex data sets from multiple data sources, both internally and externally.
  • Build learning systems to analyze and filter continuous data flows and offline data analysis.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners across the business.
  • Collaborate with project teams to implement data modeling solutions.
  • Combine data features to determine search models.
  • Conduct advanced statistical analysis to determine trends and significant data relationships.
  • Develop models of current state in order to determine improvements needed.
  • Develop multiple custom data models to drive innovative business solutions.
  • Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects
  • Ensures business needs are being met
  • Interpret data to identify trends to go across future data sets.
  • Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates
  • Research new techniques and best practices within the industry.
  • Scale new algorithms to large data sets.
  • Train algorithms to apply models to new data sets.
  • Translate business needs into data requirements.
  • Utilize system tools including (MySQL, Hadoop, Weka, R, Matlab,ILog).
  • Validate models and algorithmic techniques.


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Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Operations Research, Management Science or Statistics
3+ years post-PhD experience in supply chain, logistics, retail, consulting or in a strategic, business analyst capacity

Demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to build innovative complex models to illustrate various scenarios of supply chain flows to compare KPIs
Experience with statistical analysis, multi-variant testing strategies and concepts, regression modeling and forecasting, time series analysis, data mining, financial analysis, economic order quantity modeling, game theory and customer/product segmentation.
Experience with optimization techniques such as linear and mixed integer programming
Expert in MS-Excel, MS-Access, VBA, and SQL
Works effectively both independently and as a member of a cross functional team
Proficient in MS-PowerPoint and comfortable building presentations to tell a clear story
Capacity to communicate complex concepts in easy-to-understand terminology
Effective communication skills at multiple levels of the organization, including management and cross-functional groups
Strong follow-through skills and acute attention to detail
Ability to champion ideas and influence the organization in order to ensure ideas are executed
Foster and maintain Wal-Mart's four core values:
- Respect for the Individual
- Service to our Customers
- Strive for Excellence
- Act with Integrity

Preferred Qualifications

Six Sigma certified
Experience with network modeling tools (e.g. Llamasoft, CAPS, IBM Logic Net Plus), network optimization and long range planning experience is a plus
Understanding of retail and e-commerce industry

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About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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