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Staff Data Engineer

Company: Wal-Mart
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: April 4, 2021

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Position Summary... What you'll do... The Customer Backbone team with Walmart Global Tech is hiring for a Staff Data Engineer role to be based with our team in Sunnyvale, CA. This role will lead development efforts for robust data pipelines and design efforts for working with Walmart's customer data. The ideal candidate will be a combination of solid developer with strong technical design lead. Problem Formulation: * Translates business problems within one's discipline to data related or mathematical solutions. Identifies what methods (for example, analytics, big data analytics, automation) would provide a solution for the problem.* Shares use cases and gives examples to demonstrate how the method would solve the business problem. Applied Business Acumen: * Provides recommendations to business stakeholders to solve complex business issues.* Develops business cases for projects with a projected return on investment or cost savings.* Translates business requirements into projects, activities, and tasks and aligns to overall business strategy.* Serves as an interpreter and conduit to connect business needs with tangible solutions and results.* Recommends new processes and ways of working. Data Governance: * Establishes, modifies, and documents data governance projects and recommendations.* Implements data governance practices in partnership with business stakeholders and peers.* Interprets company and regulatory policies on data. Educates others on data governance processes, practices, policies, and guidelines.* Provides recommendations on needed updates or inputs into data governance policies, practices, or guidelines. Data Source Identification: * Understands the priority order of requirements and service level agreements.* Defines and identifies the most suitable sources for required data that is fit for purpose, referring to external sources as required.* Performs initial data quality checks on the extracted data.* Reviews the deliverables of junior associates and provides guidance. Data Transformation and Integration: * Builds the infrastructure required for optimal transformation and integration from a wide variety of data sources using appropriate data integration technologies.* Uses modern tools, techniques, and architectures to partially or completely automate the most common, repeatable and tedious data preparation and integration tasks.* Deploys pipelines using scheduling and orchestration frameworks.* Evaluates impacts of data issues and risks at an early stage.* Identifies needs and creates methods to fuse and reshape complex, multi-source data and make it usable for modeling.* Updates knowledge of current and emerging big data analytics and data science trends and techniques. Data Modeling: * Assembles large, complex data across all data platforms (for example, relational, dimensional, NoSQL) and data tools .* Builds complex logical and conceptual models and provides guidance to team on physical data models.* Identifies and defines the appropriate techniques for exposing data to other systems.* Reviews and provides guidance and inputs on all data modeling activities to team members.* Creates and maintains critical data documentation and metadata that allows data to be understood and leveraged as a shared asset.* Assists in defining data modeling standards and foundational best practices.* Provides inputs to the architectural design to make best use of the available resources, given goals, and expected loads. Code Development and Testing: * Reviews the solution and application design to ensure it meets business, technical, and data requirements.* Identifies language and libraries to use in the development process.* Maps test cases to business and functional requirements.* Creates proof of concepts.* Reviews and troubleshoots code in line with final designs. Identifies and recommends the appropriate testing methodology.* Identifies the environment(s) for deployment. Identifies and recommends modifications of application based on different environment requirements. Identifies modifications needed for scalability and drives the change.* Monitors applications in production and leads development of patches where required.* Reviews and ensures all code documentation is complete and updated periodically. Review work of Junior associates in the team. Data Strategy: * Understands, articulates, interprets, and applies the principles of the defined strategy to unique, moderately complex business problems that may span one or main functions or domains.* Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects by identifying customer and operational needs; developing and communicating business plans and priorities; removing barriers and obstacles that impact performance; providing resources; identifying performance standards; measuring progress and adjusting performance accordingly; developing contingency plans; and demonstrating adaptability and supporting continuous learning.* Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by training and providing direction to others in their use and application; ensuring compliance with them; and utilizing and supporting the Open Door Policy.* Ensures business needs are being met by evaluating the ongoing effectiveness of current plans, programs, and initiatives; consulting with business partners, managers, co-workers, or other key stakeholders; soliciting, evaluating, and applying suggestions for improving efficiency and cost effectiveness; and participating in and supporting community outreach events. About Global Tech Imagine working in an environment where one line of code can make life easier for hundreds of millions of people and put a smile on their face. That's what we do at Walmart Global Tech. We're a team of 15,000+ software engineers, data scientists and service professionals within Walmart, the world's largest retailer, delivering innovations that improve how our customers shop and empower our 2.2 million associates. To others, innovation looks like an app, service or some code, but Walmart has always been about people. People are why we innovate, and people power our innovations. Being human-led is our true disruption. We're virtual Working virtually this year has helped us make quicker decisions, remove location barriers across our global team, be more flexible in our personal lives and spend less time commuting. Today, we are reimagining the tech workplace of the future by making a permanent transition to virtual work for most of our team. Of course, being together in person is an important part of our culture and shared success. We'll collaborate in person at a regular cadence and with purpose. Minimum Qualifications... Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications. Option 1: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and 4 years' experience in software engineering or related field. Option 2: 6 years' experience in software engineering or related field. Option 3: Master's degree in Computer Science and 2 years' experience in software engineering or related field. 3 years' experience in data engineering, database engineering, business intelligence, or business analytics. Preferred Qualifications... Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications. Data engineering, database engineering, business intelligence, or business analytics, ETL tools and working with large data sets in the cloud, Master's degree in Computer Science or related field and 4 years' experience in software engineering or related field 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. Hello, Silicon Valley You don't have to choose between your career and your lifestyle in Silicon Valley. Here, you can have both. Discover Silicon Valley * Beauty Filoli Gardens, Woodside View an art exhibit, take a nature hike, explore the historic Filoli House, or take a class at this gorgeous 654-acre property. * Art SFMOMA Get your art fix at this internationally recognized collection of over 30,000 works of modern and contemporary art. * Education Computer History Museum Large-scale exhibits, an acclaimed speaker series, docent-led tours and an award-winning education program bring computer history to life. * Purpose The Dish Hike or jog throughout the year on terrain dedicated to academic programs, environmental restoration and habitat conservation. * Explore Golden Gate Park, SF Events, attractions, meadows, lakes, and a Japanese Tea Garden provide for a true escape, without leaving the city. * Imagine The Tech Museum This family-friendly interactive science and technology center in San Jose provides a glimpse into the most inventive place on Earth - Silicon Valley. * Shop Santana Row - San Jose Stylish boutiques, world-class shopping, and delectable cuisine = a San Jose shopping trifecta. * Disconnect Pacifica State Beach Learn to surf or visit the "World's Most Scenic Taco Bell" at this 0.75 mile long crescent shaped escape, a symbol of successful habitat restoration. * Reflect Golden Gate Cemetery This national cemetery comprises 161 acres dedicated to all the members of the armed forces who served our country. 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 One.Walmart.com/Benefits. Frequently asked questions * On average, how long does it take to fill out an application? On average, it takes 45-60 minutes to complete your application for the first time. Subsequent applications will take less time to apply as our system saves some of your application information. Please note that some positions require the completion of assessments in order to receive consideration for that role. Those would take additional time. * Can I change my application after submitting? No, you cannot change your application after submitting, so please make sure that everything is finalized before you hit the submit button. * How do you protect my personal information? Processing of information on paper is minimal, and Walmart processes application information using an applicant tracking system (ATS). Access to the data within the ATS is restricted to authorized personnel, and the system itself is held to high security standards by Walmart. * What are the recommended Internet Browsers for applying for open roles?* Internet Explorer 8.0+* Firefox 4.0+* Safari 4.0+* Chrome 12+ See All FAQs Recently viewed jobs

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