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(USA) Staff Data Scientist

Company: Wal-Mart
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

We are looking for a passionate, creative data scientist professional to join Inkiru Data Science team @WalmartLabs. You will have the unique opportunity to work with massive business and social data generated by Walmart Inc.'s unparalleled online and offline commerce. You will be responsible to use cutting-edge machine learning, deep learning, data mining, and optimization techniques to design and prototype robust, scalable predictive models and analytics solutions. You will be a part of a cross-functional team of scientists, engineers, product managers, and business professionals that sit at the intersection of data science, big data, IT infrastructure, and business operations.

Responsibilities

  • Perform hands-on data exploration, processing, and analysis on massive data sets.
  • Use machine learning, deep learning and data mining techniques to develop robust predictive models in areas such as E-Commerce & Financial Service fraud detection, anomaly detection, abusive returns, and product recommendation.
  • Pull data from warehouse and cloud, perform feature engineering, back-test models, compare model performances and communicate the results to stakeholders.
  • Research and develop state-of-the-art algorithms that address complex business problems.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Technical expertise in data mining, machine learning, statistical analysis, and/or deep learning.
  • Proficient in machine learning and data mining packages in Python and other open source packages.
  • Experience working with large data sets and distributed computing tools (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, or Spark).
  • Experience in operating from a cloud environment such as Google Could Platform or Microsoft Azure.
  • Programming skills in one of the following languages: Hive SQL, Java, or JavaScript on a UNIX or Linux platform.
  • Advanced degree (Master or PhD) in any STEM field plus five years of related experience.
  • Proven track record in innovation and research such as hackathon, blog posting, conference presentation, and publication.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, iterative development environment.
  • Good communication skills, ability to work with cross functional teams of technical and non-technical members.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years relevant industry experience (3+ years in Risk Management preferred)

Team Summary

Inkiru is a fraud & risk engine that develops Enterprise Risk as a Service using machine learning and deep learning techniques to mitigate various types of risk by aggregating information from omni-channel touchpoints such as sign up, sign in, profile changes, purchases, returns, listings, reviews, and customer contact, etc.

Benefits & Perks:

Beyond competitive pay, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

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: 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...

600 WEST CALIFORNIA AVENUE, SUNNYVALE, CA 94086-2486, United States of America

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.

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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
  • 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.

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