Staff Data Scientist

Staff Data Scientist

  • Location SEATTLE, WA
  • Career Area Data Science and Analytics
  • Job Function -
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1295629

What you'll do at

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

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We serve the needs of the vast market of Walmart consumers globally by developing cutting-edge technology to support an omnichannel experience. We develop robust search engines, recommendation systems, mobile retail platforms and countless other solutions to enable a best-in-class experience for our customers. 

 

We help millions of customers every day find the right products. We are at the forefront of attacking one of the most complex problems of e-commerce. Whenever a user types in a query or browses through product categories on the web site, phone or the iPad, our service goes to work. We mine billions of search queries and tens of millions of products to find the most relevant products for our customers. Team members take end-end responsibility in analyzing large amounts of data, creating complex models, improving their accuracy and deploying these models to serve customers. 

 

As part of this team, you'll solve fascinating and impactful problems in machine learning, information retrieval, NLP or computer vision problems. 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 learning 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. 

 

You’ll make an impact by: 

 

  • Improve the performance of search engines for e-commerce 

  • Design, build and iterate on data models 

  • Implement state-of-the-art techniques in Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Information Retrieval, and Computer Vision 

  • Develop end-to-end ownership of major customer facing technologies and products 

  • Work with cross-functional stakeholders in Engineering and Product to deliver new features 

  • Write highly efficient code for superior model performance, and A/B test new ML models and algorithms related to Search  

 

You will sweep our feet if you… 

 

  • Have a MS/PhD in relevant technical degree (preferably Computer Science, Machine Learning, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Operations Research, etc.) with 4+ years of work experience 

 

  • Have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Computer Vision, Reinforcement Learning, and Machine Learning 

  • Strong abilities in statistical methods and advanced modeling techniques (e.g., XGBoost, Random Forest, Bayesian inference, Neural Networks, Graphical Models, etc.)  

  • Experience using opensource frameworks (e.g.: Scikit Learn, TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch, etc.)  

  • Strong software development skills in languages such as Python, SQL, R, Scala, Java.  

  • Experience in working with large datasets, big data, map-reduce techniques, hadoop ecosystems 

  • Experience with Cloud Environments  

  • Ability to clearly define problems, models and constraints from informal and flexible business requirements that often deal with competing objectives 

  • Ability to effectively communicate the findings to technical and non-technical stakeholders, both verbally and through written communications 

 

 

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process. 

 

Benefits & Perks: 

Beyond competitive pay, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more. 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer 

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, ideas and opinions – while being inclusive of all people. 

 

Who WeAre 

Join Walmart and your work could help over 275million global customers live better every week. Yes, we are the Fortune #1 company. But youll quickly find were a company who wants you to feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work. A career at Walmart is where the world’s most complex challenges meet a kinder way of life. Our mission spreads far beyond the walls of our stores. Join us and you'll discover why we are a world leader in diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community involvement. From day one, youll be empowered and equipped to do the best work of your life.careers.walmart.com 

Minimum Qualifications...

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

Option 1: Bachelors degree in Statistics, Economics, Analytics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field and 4 years' experience in an analytics related field. Option 2: Masters degree in Statistics, Economics, Analytics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field and 2 years' experience in an analytics related field. Option 3: 6 years' experience in an analytics or related field
As permitted by applicable law, provide evidence of full vaccination as defined by CDC guidelines OR secure approval of medical or religious accommodation for the vaccination mandate.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Data science, machine learning, optimization models, PhD in Machine Learning, Computer Science, Information Technology, Operations Research, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Econometrics, Successful completion of one or more assessments in Python, Spark, Scala, or R, Using open source frameworks (for example, scikit learn, tensorflow, torch)

Primary Location...

2628 NE UNIVERSITY VILLAGE ST, SEATTLE, WA 98105-5023, 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.

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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