Senior Operations Research Scientist

Senior Operations Research Scientist

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Project and Program Management - PMO
  • Job Function Project and Program Management
  • Employment Type Full Time
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition 863086BR

What you'll do at

What started small, with a single discount store and the simple idea of selling more for less, has grown over the last 50 years into the largest retailer in the world. Each week, over 260 million customers and members visit our 11,695 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2017 revenue of $485.9 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. It’s all part of our unwavering commitment to creating opportunities and bringing value to customers and communities around the world.

About the role:

Do you have a passion for solving complex problems, developing large scale enterprise solutions with the latest technologies, and bringing value to your customer? If so, come join us and use your experience and expertise developing our optimization decision support application utilizing algorithms as the team works to solve large scale general business optimization problems.
If you are ready to have an impact beyond what you have ever been a part of before – this could be the opportunity for you. We have a saying around here that you haven’t really been a part of something big until you experience Walmart scale!

Position Description:

• Develops optimization decision support application to help solve business operations problems
• Cooperates with internal customers to understand the business and identify opportunities for improvement
• Coordinates with information technology experts to deliver system wise optimization solution
• Designs and develops algorithms to solve large scale general business optimization problems
• Ensures business needs are being met
• Leads technical strategy implementation efforts
• Maintains and advances industry expertise
• Oversees developmental opportunities of associates
• Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
• Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field and 7 years experience in information technology or related field within the last 11 years OR 9 years experience in information technology or related field within the last 11 years.

Preferred Qualifications

• 5 year experiences in prototyping mathematical models to meet business problems
• 4 years’ experience in developing optimization heuristics and building mathematical model
• 3 years experience in programming in an object oriented language such as C++ or Java.
• Working knowledge of commercial optimization solvers such as CPLEX or Gurobi.
• 4 years experience in developing new technologies and mathematical modeling techniques that provide retail and/or supply chain competitive advantage (for example, last mile routing algorithms, optimization algorithms) by identifying gaps between current technologies and innovative business needs.
• 4 years experience in creating and presenting research findings and recommendations.
• Doctorate degree in Operational or Optimization Research.

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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  • 100% coverage for in network preventative care
  • Retirement Plan
  • Vision Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Exclusive Discounts

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