(USA) 2023 Summer Intern: Sr. Data Scientist

(USA) 2023 Summer Intern: Sr. Data Scientist

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Business Operations
  • Job Function -
  • Employment Type Intern/Co-Op/Grad (Trainee)
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1115732

What you'll do at

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Day in the Life of Walmart & Sam’s Club Tech: 

If you’re thinking ‘scale’, think bigger and don’t stop there. Within Tech at Walmart and Sam’s Club, we don’t just innovate, we enable transformations across stores/clubs and different channels for the Walmart and Sam’s Club experience. We innovate to deliver a simple and seamless experience for our customers and members. Our tech talent solves the biggest and most complex problems. We drive digital transformation where data and analytics are enabling us to better serve our customers and create a digital relationship with them. As our customers/members evolve and adapt, we are taking it a few notches further here. We’re changing what customers and members can expect from the experience of shopping, from the physical stores/clubs, to mobile, social and even online; we’re not just ready for the future of shopping, we’re creating it. 


About our Program:  

Each summer, we select the best and brightest to look under the hood of the world’s largest retailer at our Walmart Home Offices across multiple locations. During the 11-week program, our interns work directly with teams who are changing the way the world shops. This is the beginning of what could be an exciting career with Walmart! 

The intern experience includes: 

  • An impactful individual project designed to align to your skillsets and interests 

  • Direct access to leadership across the enterprise 

  • Executive-led speaker sessions with insightful Q&A

  • Community outreach events

  • Networking and social events

  • Learning & development opportunities targeting both hard and soft skills 

  • Deep dives into different areas of our business

  • Time management and leadership development as a full-time associate

  • An in-depth look at our Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (CDEI) practices

  • Compensation and housing assistance provided 


Roles & Responsibilities:  

Applied Business Acumen 

  • Identifies and helps design solutions to business problems based on machine learning and other advanced algorithms 

  • Owns delivery of the piece of the project assigned by the broader team 

  • Helps define measurement and implementation plans to unlock business value 


Problem Formulation 

  • Translates problems that need solving into algorithmic solutions 

  • Gains expertise in the domain area to identify the boundaries of the problem and helps design a strong solution for it 

Data Source Identification 

  • Works with product and data experts to explore various datasets and identify those most appropriate 

  • Builds data quality checks to ensure the integrity of data pipelines used in the solution 

Model Analysis 

  • Owns technical solution development, learning requirements and best practices from the team 

  • Leverages exploratory data analysis techniques to understand the data 

  • Defines and engineers features, builds and evaluates simple models, then adds complexity to modeling as needed 

  • Drives measurement of the solution 


Model Assessment & Validation 

  • Supports model fit testing and statistical inference to evaluate performance 

  • Assesses the impact of variables and features on inference results and business outcomes. 

Model Deployment & Scaling 

  • Writes production-ready analytical models and data pipelines 

  • Gains experience in production support, using those skills for evaluations, tracking, and alerting of key KPIs 


Code Development & Testing 

  • Develops code according to project requirements, in the recommended language

  • Modifies and enhances code based on code reviews

  • Implements unit tests, integration tests, and code quality checks to ensure quality deployments 

Data Visualization 

  • Creates visualizations for key datasets and models to highlight contributions made to the project and team 

  • Presents new ideas to stakeholders using appropriate graphing libraries and BI tools

  • Develops insights about model health, data quality, and business processes to meet customer needs 


Office Environment: Corporate 


U.S. Tech Hub Location(s): Bentonville, AR | Sunnyvale, CA | Dallas, TX | Atlanta, GA | Hoboken, NJ | Reston, VA | Seattle, WA 

*Location availability is based on job profile and business needs. 


Desired Majors: Computer Science, Data Science, Machine Learning, Analytics, Mathematics, Statistics, or other relevant majors 

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

•    Must be enrolled in a PhD degree program currently 
•    0-2 years of full-time relevant experience (excludes internship and research-based roles) 
•    Expected graduation date between December 2023-August 2024

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Primary Location...

702 SW 8TH ST, BENTONVILLE, AR 72716, United States of America

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?

Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer- By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers, and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting, and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, abilities, ideas and opinions- while being inclusive of all people.

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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options, including vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans, life insurance and more
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents
  • Parental Leave
  • Pay during military service
  • Paid Time off - to include vacation, sick, parental
  • Short-term and long-term disability for when you can't work because of injury, illness, or childbirth

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to specific plan or program terms. For information about benefits and eligibility, see One.Walmart.com/Benefits.

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