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Staff Data Scientist

Walmart


Location:
SAN BRUNO, CA
Date:
06/27/2017
2017-06-272017-07-26
Job Code:
869262
Walmart
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Job Details

JobId: 869262
JobTitle: Staff Data Scientist
City: SAN BRUNO
State: CA
Description:

Division Summary

The Walmart.com team is here to provide amazing digital and physical experiences for our customers – with seamless access to products and services they want. Marketplace allows us to present an even wider array of vendor products on Walmart.com and beyond. Behind the scenes, e-commerce experts are focused on category growth, program management, business development, and seller onboarding. We continuously strive to deliver incredible selection, ease, and e-commerce innovation to customers.


Department Summary

Ensuring our customers get the right product in the right place and at the right time is important to the Supply Chain & Logistics team. From supply planning and order management to fulfillment and transportation, our expanding omnichannel supply chain anticipates Walmart.com customers’ needs. We’re not just getting customers what they want today, we’re creating disruptive change with next generation tools and capabilities that will support their needs in the future, all while providing everyday low prices.


Position Summary

The Staff Data Scientist, Supply Chain Strategy & Analytics, will lead various projects that deliver future operational strategies across Walmart’s e-Commerce Supply Chain. The staff data scientist will be primarily responsible for leading advanced analytical modeling, simulation and optimization projects. He/she will support our strategic plans, and both create and implement strategic operational improvements to scale the business. This role is part of the U.S. Supply Chain Strategy & Analytics team – a fast-moving, results-focused group which improves all aspects of the supply chain from network design to inbound/outbound transportation and multi-channel initiatives by leveraging big data. This is a high impact and high visibility role within the organization with expectations to deliver immediate results.

A Staff Data Scientist is responsible for analyzing large data sets to develop multiple custom models and algorithms to drive innovative business solutions. Staffl Data Scientists work on large project teams in order to provide analytical support and guidance to an assigned area on for large projects (for example, email targeting, business optimization, consumer recommendations) within Walmart eCommerce. Staff Data Scientists are responsible for building large data sets from multiple sources in order to build algorithms for predicting future data characteristics. Those algorithms will be tested, validated, and applied to large data sets. Staff Data Scientists are responsible for training the algorithms so they can be applied to future data sets and provide the appropriate search results. Staff Data Scientists are responsible for researching new trends in the industry and utilizing up-to-date technology (for example, HBase, MapReduce, LAPack, Gurobi) and analytical skills to support their assigned project. Staff Data Scientists are the subject matter experts for statistical analysis and modeling for their project team.

A Staff Data Scientist is responsible for collaborating with a business segment to determine long-term vision and provide analytical support and guidance. A Staff Data Scientist analyzes large data sets to develop multiple, complex custom models and algorithms to drive innovative business solutions. Staff 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.


Position Description



  • A Staff Data Scientist is responsible for analyzing large data sets to develop multiple custom models and algorithms to drive innovative business solutions. Staff Data Scientists work on large project teams in order to provide analytical support and guidance to an assigned area on for large projects (for example, email targeting, business optimization, consumer recommendations) within Walmart eCommerce. Staff Data Scientists are responsible for building large data sets from multiple sources in order to build algorithms for predicting future data characteristics. Those algorithms will be tested, validated, and applied to large data sets. Staff Data Scientists are responsible for training the algorithms so they can be applied to future data sets and provide the appropriate search results. Staff Data Scientists are responsible for researching new trends in the industry and utilizing up-to-date technology (for example, HBase, MapReduce, LAPack, Gurobi) and analytical skills to support their assigned project. Staff Data Scientists are the subject matter experts for statistical analysis and modeling for their project team.

  • Build complex data sets from multiple data sources, both internally and externally.

  • Build learning systems to analyze and filter continuous data flows and offline data analysis.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners across the business.

  • Collaborate with project teams to implement data modeling solutions.

  • Combine data features to determine search models.

  • Conduct advanced statistical analysis to determine trends and significant data relationships.

  • Develop models of current state in order to determine improvements needed.

  • Develop multiple custom data models to drive innovative business solutions.

  • 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.

  • Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity

  • Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates

  • Research new techniques and best practices within the industry.

  • Scale new algorithms to large data sets.

  • Train algorithms to apply models to new data sets.

  • Translate business needs into data requirements.

  • Utilize system tools including (MySQL, Hadoop, Weka, R, Matlab,ILog).

  • Validate models and algorithmic techniques.




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Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Operations Research, Management Science or Statistics
3+ years post-PhD experience in supply chain, logistics, retail, consulting or in a strategic, business analyst capacity

Demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to build innovative complex models to illustrate various scenarios of supply chain flows to compare KPIs
Experience with statistical analysis, multi-variant testing strategies and concepts, regression modeling and forecasting, time series analysis, data mining, financial analysis, economic order quantity modeling, game theory and customer/product segmentation.
Experience with optimization techniques such as linear and mixed integer programming
Expert in MS-Excel, MS-Access, VBA, and SQL
Works effectively both independently and as a member of a cross functional team
Proficient in MS-PowerPoint and comfortable building presentations to tell a clear story
Capacity to communicate complex concepts in easy-to-understand terminology
Effective communication skills at multiple levels of the organization, including management and cross-functional groups
Strong follow-through skills and acute attention to detail
Ability to champion ideas and influence the organization in order to ensure ideas are executed
Foster and maintain Wal-Mart's four core values:
- Respect for the Individual
- Service to our Customers
- Strive for Excellence
- Act with Integrity


Additional Preferred Qualifications

Six Sigma certified
Experience with network modeling tools (e.g. Llamasoft, CAPS, IBM Logic Net Plus), network optimization and long range planning experience is a plus
Understanding of retail and e-commerce industry

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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:

805194BR



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