Mechanical Engineer (Store No8 | Perpetual Inventory)

Mechanical Engineer (Store No8 | Perpetual Inventory)

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Engineering
  • Job Function Engineering
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD521589

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Position Summary...

What you'll do...

About Store No8

We are the incubation arm of Walmart. Store No8 was formed in 2017 as part of Walmart’s larger innovation mission to shape the future of commerce. We pursue big ideas and take risks by stepping outside of Walmart’s core business to focus on leapfrog capabilities across conversational commerce, mixed reality, in-store digitization, and more. Our ultimate goal: fuel Walmart’s core business, create new operational efficiencies, and unlock amazing experiences for our customers in the long-term.

This team within Store Nº8 is helping blur the lines between physical and digital to improve the in-store shopping experience and make it as personalized and information-rich as it is online.

About the Role

As a Lead Mechanical Engineer for one of our Store Nº8’s portfolio companies, you will report directly to the Head of Retail Technology and work closely with a small product team turning proof-of-concept projects into products that will transform the future of retail shopping. This is an individual contributor role centered in Bentonville, AR.  We are looking regionally to fulfill this position.  Frequent travel to Bentonville is expected.  You will work with hardware vendors, CPG companies and merchandising partners to create new technology-based retail experiences.  You will be pioneering technologies and solutions that reinvent the customer and associate experience, new ways of working, and new ways of shopping. Your designs will be developed iteratively with direct store installation.

If you are motivated by complex, purposeful challenges, a Lead Mechanical Engineer role within the Store Nº8 portfolio could be the fit you’ve been looking for.

What You’ll Do

  • Join a newly created team as one of the early engineers and will have significant opportunity to make an impact by prototyping next generation of digital customer experiences.
  • Lead discovery phases to come up with high level designs, partnering with product management to forecast business and operational issues (impact, criticality, root cause)
  • Research, design and test mounting power and data solutions for store technology.
  • Establish best practices with safety as a top priority
  • Coordinate with installation teams to guide development through iteration
  • Work with various business, product, operations, and engineering stakeholders
  • Collaborate with suppliers to evaluate hardware integration solutions and performance
  • Develop innovation strategies, processes and best practices by leading with internal technical teams and partnering with cross functional teams; developing assessments of key opportunities, documenting, communicating with and influencing decision-makers and executives within the organization; and resolving technology differences across teams through informed discussions.

What You’ll Need

  • 2+ years’ experience hardware procurement, evaluation or design
  • 2+ years’ experience with rapid prototyping
  • 2+ years’ experience with AutoDesk
  • Experience with latest or cutting-edge technologies
  • Experience designing for retail space is a HUGE plus
  • Experience working in small teams/incubators
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineer or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Fluency with Chinese language is a plus but not required.

Perks and Benefits 

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.  


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.  

Minimum Qualifications...

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

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Computer Science, or related field and 2 years’ experience in security systems, electronics, or related area OR 4 years’ experience in security systems, electronics, or related area.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Primary Location...

2501 SE J STREET SUITE 6, BENTONVILLE, AR 72712-7722, 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, 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

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