(USA) Staff Data Scientist - Decision Sciences

(USA) Staff Data Scientist - Decision Sciences

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Data Science and Analytics
  • Job Function -
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD857021

What you'll do at

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Ideal Location: Bentonville, AR (relocation available if needed)

Secondary Location: Dallas, TX

Staff Data Scientist – Decision Sciences  

The Staff Data Scientist for Decision Sciences will play a critical role to develop advanced statistical models and prescriptive analytics to uncover the why behind member behaviors while measuring and forecasting the outcomes from total retail industry lens to inform data-driven executive decisions. You will have direct visibility with exec leadership team and will drive our strategic initiatives to support the rapid growth of our online and omni-channel businesses.


  • Research, create and implement advanced statistical models and cutting-edge machine learning algorithms on fast-moving structured and unstructured data to support decision making

  • Lead projects and take ownership of whole lifecycle of projects. Including prototype model and data process code, communicate with cross-functional teams to align progress and collaborate on integrations.

  • Work independently on productionize solutions (such as in the form of model); maintain and continuously improve the solutions; address production issues.

  • Have a very strong product mindset and proactively ideate and design relevant data products

  • Design and execute experiments to achieve business objectives and drive optimization  

  • Partner with tech Engineers to define data and tracking requirements

  • Translate data insights into actions and recommendations and self-serve products

  • Guide and mentor junior data scientist team members on modeling process and algorithm

Minimum Qualification

  • Masters Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Econometrics, Information Technology or related analytical discipline and 2+ years of post-graduate relevant work experience - OR - Bachelors Degree in above and 4+ years of post-graduate relevant work experience.

  • Proven advanced modeling experience in leading data-driven projects from definition to execution, driving and influencing project roadmaps

  • Experience in experimental test design, machine learning and optimization

  • Experience in building propensity, uplift and personalization models

  • Experience with at least one scripting language (Python/R)

  • Deep expertise in writing and debugging complex SQL queries

  • Strong written, oral communication and presentation skills

You’ll Sweep Us Off Our Feet If

  • You have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Econometrics, Information Technology, Operations Research or a related computational science field and 1+ years of post-graduate relevant work experience

  • You have strong production level modeling experience with one programming language from end-to-end

  • You have experience with building incremental response models and personalization models using ML

  • You have experience with full lifecycle of a real-world modeling project in a lead role from inception, problem definition, solution design to implementation, production deployment, maintenance and refactor

  • You have more than 2 years of experience in retail industry or macro-economic related functions

  • You have experience on leveraging visualization to build compelling stories based on context to integrate multiple pieces of information into cohesive insight

Minimum Qualifications...

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

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., 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

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...

2101 SE SIMPLE SAVINGS DR, BENTONVILLE, AR 72712-4304, United States of America

About Sam's Club

Sam Walton opened the first Sam's Club in 1983 to meet a growing need among customers who wanted to buy merchandise in bulk. Since then, Sam's Club has grown rapidly, opening more than 600 clubs in the U.S. and 100 clubs internationally. By offering affordable, wholesale merchandise to members, Sam's Club helps make saving simple for families and small business owners.

Sam's Club employs about 110,000 associates in the U.S. The average club is 134,000 square feet and offers bulk groceries and general merchandise. Most clubs also have specialty services, such as a pharmacy, an optical department, a photo center, or a tire and battery center.

Sam's Club 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
  • Free Membership and discounts in fresh produce
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans, life insurance and more
  • Paid education assistance with college degrees through our Live Better U program
  • Parental Leave
  • Pay during military service
  • Paid time off - to include vacation, sick leave and parental leave
  • 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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