Sr Data Scientist

Sr Data Scientist

  • Location AUSTIN, TX
  • Career Area Technology & Software Development
  • Job Function Information Technology
  • Employment Type Full Time
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition 894117BR

What you'll do at

Sam's Club Technology: Data Science & Engineering department is looking for experienced data scientists with a strong mathematical and programming background. Ideal candidates will relish the opportunity to work with Software Engineers in leveraging:

• Machine Learning especially reinforcement learning to understand how people/agents maximize their value in sequential decisions.
• Simulation and Optimization to provide business partners the ability to determine the best scenario.
• Feature Engineering and Signal Processing to extract information from new sources and provide new data

The Data Scientist role is expected to be hands on in all phases of the work and to push the frontier in developing new solutions to the retail industry.
Candidates should have a graduate degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Operations Research, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Computational Biology or other quantitative disciplines along with several years of work. Experience in the retail industry is helpful but not necessary. Candidates are expected to have sufficient knowledge in programming and algorithms.

Location can be in Bentonville, Arkansas or Austin, Texas.

  • Consults with business stakeholders on data-based insights
  • Drives strategies for analytics across the division
  • Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects
  • Ensures business needs are being met
  • Leads multiple large-scale analytic project teams
  • Leads the continuous improvement of data science and analytics
  • Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Statistics, Economics, Analytics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field and 10 years experience in an analytics related field OR Masters degree in Statistics, Economics, Analytics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field and 8 years experience in an analytics related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years experience with big data analytics.
  • 7 years experience with SQL and relational databases (for example, DB2, Oracle, SQL Server).
  • 7 years experience with statistical programming languages (for example, SAS, R).
  • Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Economics, Analytics, Mathematics and 17 years experience in an analytics related field.
  • Certificate in business analytics, data mining, or statistical analysis.
  • Doctoral degree in Statistics, Economics, Analytics, or Mathematics and 9 years experience in an analytics related field.
  • Master's degree in Statistics, Economics, Analytics, or Mathematics and 12 years experience in an analytics related field.

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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"I feel like my manager wants to help me become a better developer and a better person overall."
— Roel, Program Analyst

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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