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Principal Software Engineer with NLP focus

Walmart


Location:
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Date:
02/01/2018
2018-02-012018-03-18
Walmart
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826129BRReq ID:826129BRCompany 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.Job Title:Principal Software Engineer with NLP focusPosition Summary:The Social Advertising team @WalmartLabs builds and owns automated advertising platforms which serve display and product ads on the open web and social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Snapchat. The team is a major contributor of new customers acquisitions to Walmart as well as revenue & visits to Walmart. We analyze and model terabytes of offline and online purchases, search and browse datasets to deliver a personalized ad to Walmart.com customers and visitors across the web.



As a principal engineer in the team, you will have opportunities to influence the technical roadmap and work with other engineers on different aspects of the system such as personalized recommendations and targeting, conversion modeling, bid optimization, lifetime value optimization, look-alike modeling etc. As part of the team, you will have the opportunity to work hands on large scale real-time machine learning models using state of the art technologies including NoSQL, Apache Spark, and Kafka. The algorithms you develop will be used for personalized remarketing for users as well as driving completely new visitors and customers to Walmart. 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.City:SUNNYVALEState:CAPosition Description:The Social Advertising team @WalmartLabs builds and owns automated advertising platforms which serve display and product ads on the open web and social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Snapchat. The team is a major contributor of new customers acquisitions to Walmart as well as revenue & visits to Walmart. We analyze and model terabytes of offline and online purchases, search and browse datasets to deliver a personalized ad to Walmart.com customers and visitors across the web.



As a principal engineer in the team, you will have opportunities to influence the technical roadmap and work with other engineers on different aspects of the system such as personalized recommendations and targeting, conversion modeling, bid optimization, lifetime value optimization, look-alike modeling etc. As part of the team, you will have the opportunity to work hands on large scale real-time machine learning models using state of the art technologies including NoSQL, Apache Spark, and Kafka. The algorithms you develop will be used for personalized remarketing for users as well as driving completely new visitors and customers to Walmart. 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.Minimum Qualifications: A minimum of MS in CS with 3+ years of related experience or PhD in CS or related fields

Good functional coding skills in C++, Java, Scala in addition to good knowledge of one of the scripting languages such as Python or Perl.

Experience working with large data sets and distributed computing tools (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, Spark etc.)

Knowledge of Spark, Scikit-learn, Problem solving, Willing to learn new technologies.

Knowledge of machine learning, information retrieval, data mining, statistics, NLP or related field.

Superior ability to analyze and interpret the results of product experiments.

Proven experience working with statistical languages such as R.

Strong communication skills both written and verbal

Self-starter, Quick learner, Keen observer, eye for detail and someone who relishes challengesAdditional Preferred Qualifications:Nice to have:

Strong research and publication record

Prior experience as an applied research engineer or data engineer building machine learning pipelines for problems including search, recommendations, targeting etcCategory:Software Development and Engineering Division:Walmart LabsDivision 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 dont 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.Employment Type:Full TimeRequisition Template:eCommerce
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