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Principal Data Scientist - Walmart

Walmart Global eCommerce


Location:
San Bruno, California
Date:
03/02/2017
Categories:
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Scientist
Walmart Global eCommerce
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Job Details

Division Summary

@WalmartLabs is the technical powerhouse behind Walmart Global eCommerce. We employ big data at scale -- from machine learning, data mining and optimization algorithms, to modeling and analyzing massive flows of data from online, social, mobile and offline commerce. We don’t just engineer cool websites, mobile apps, and new services; we use our own open source tools to create the framework. Deployment is automated and accelerated through our open cloud platform. This makes us incredibly nimble and able to adjust in real-time to our global customers.

Position Summary

If you were given the opportunity to paint the future of ecommerce on a canvas of over 1 billion consumers and had the strength of the Fortune 1 Company behind you, what would it look like?

@WalmartLabs, Silicon Valley's newest development lab, we're working on this exact challenge. Our mission is simple: innovate on retail with new technologies to revolutionize how Walmart approaches digital commerce.

This position is part of the Growth organization in @WalmartLabs. The mission of the Growth organization is to advance Walmart eCommerce by driving higher value for our customers and vendor partners. We are seeking talented and self- driven individuals to join the Walmart Performance Ads team. The Walmart Performance Ads team owns the platform that enhances user experience while improving monetization on http://walmart.com, by displaying contextual and targeted product advertisements to our customers. The team operates an end to end advertising platform that includes a scalable ad service that serves hundreds of millions of impressions each day, sophisticated ad matching algorithms, real-time reports, and ad targeting and optimization. Come join an organization where you'll get to work as part of a world-class team, solve problems that are at a scale few can create, and get to build products that are only bound by the scope of your imagination. Put your footprint on ground up development focused on building brand new products that will impact a Global customer base.

We are looking for outstanding machine learning research scientists whose skills span the entire spectrum of Machine Learning/Data-Science research, i.e. data-gathering/cleaning, modeling, implementation, publication and presentation. In particular we are seeking researchers with the following skills and experience to contribute to Growth in driving the future of ad targeting, personalization, content extraction, content matching and other prediction problems.

Requirements

Position Description

  • A Principal Data Scientist is responsible for collaborating with a business segment to determine long-term vision and provide analytical support and guidance. A Principal Data Scientist analyzes large data sets to develop multiple, complex custom models and algorithms to drive innovative business solutions. Principal Data Scientists work on large project teams in order to provide analytical support and guidance to a large project team (for example, email targeting, business optimization, consumer recommendations) within Walmart eCommerce. The algorithms built
  • Build learning systems to analyze and filter continuous data flows and offline data analysis.
  • Combine data features to determine search models.
  • Conduct advanced statistical analysis to determine trends and significant data relationships.
  • Develop machine learning models to apply test data algorithms to future data.
  • Develop models of current state in order to determine improvements needed.
  • Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects
  • Ensures business needs are being met
  • Interpret data to identify trends to go across future data sets.
  • Lead project teams to develop innovative solutions to drive innovative business solutions.
  • Lead the implementation of data modeling solutions.
  • Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Provide guidance to cross-functional leadership regarding data modeling possibilities.
  • Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates
  • Research new techniques and best practices within the industry.
  • Review business strategies to ensure alignment across initiatives.
  • Scale new algorithms to large data sets.
  • Train algorithms to apply models to new data sets.
  • Translate business needs into data modeling initiatives.
  • Utilize system tools including (MySQL, Hadoop, Weka, R, Matlab,ILog).
  • Validate models and algorithmic techniques. 

 

Company Summary

Walmart Global eCommerce is comprised of Walmart.com, VUDU, SamsClub.com, and our technical powerhouse @WalmartLabs. Here, innovators incubate next gen e-commerce solutions in real-time. We integrate online, physical, and mobile shopping experiences for billions of customers around the globe. How do we do it? We continuously build and invest in new technology including open source tools and big data innovations. Data scientists, front and back-end engineers, product managers, and web and UX/UI teams collaborate alongside e-commerce experts to envision, prototype, and bring revolutionary ideas to life in a dynamic, flexible and fun work culture.

Req ID: 

781166BR