Senior Data Scientist (Marketplace)

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka

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About Walmart

With yearly revenue of $524 bn, Walmart employs approximately 2.2 million associates worldwide. We innovate to deliver a simple and seamless experience for our customers. Our tech talent solves the biggest and most complex problems. They drive digital transformation where data and analytics are enabling us to better serve our customers and create a digital relationship with them. As our customers evolve and adapt, we are taking it a few notches further here. We’re changing what customers can expect from the experience of shopping, from physical stores, to mobile, social and even online forums; we’re not just ready for the future of shopping, we’re creating it.

Walmart India Development Centre is the cutting-edge technology arm of Walmart that

helps to operate our stores across the world. If you’re thinking ‘scale’, think bigger and don’t stop there. At Walmart India Development Centre, we don’t just innovate, we enable transformations across stores and different channels for the Walmart experience. Take a regular day at Walmart Labs and match that with 265 million customers transactions a week, 11,500 stores under 56 banners in 27 countries, and eCommerce websites in 10 countries. That’s Walmart Labs for you.

Team and Position Summary

Retail and Emerging Tech

This is the team which builds reusable technologies that aid in acquiring customers, onboarding and empowering merchants besides ensuring a seamless experience for both these stakeholders. They also optimize tariffs and assortment, adhering to the Walmart philosophy - Everyday Low Cost. In addition to ushering in affordability, they also create personalized experiences for customers the omnichannel way, across all channels - in-store, on the mobile app and websites.

Marketplace business is a key part of Walmart US ecommerce. The objective of the marketplace engineering organization is to build the best in class marketplace experience for our sellers and customers. The senior data scientist role will be part of the data science team and will play a key role working along with others within the Marketplace engineering organization, product managers and business stakeholders to build Machine Learning products.

Position Responsibilities

o Solve business problems by applying advanced Machine Learning algorithms and complex statistical models on large volumes of data.

o Build, scale and deploy holistic data science products after successful prototyping.

o Clearly articulate and present recommendations to business partners, and influence future plans based on insights.

o Follow industry best practices, stay up to date with the state of the art in machine learning research and practice, drive innovation by contributing to the latest applied research in data science through publications and patents.

o Promote and support company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity.

Position Requirements

o Deep knowledge of the foundations of machine learning and statistics – can easily understand and implement a machine learning research paper.

o Solid experience working with state-of-the-art supervised and unsupervised machine learning algorithms on real-world problems, preferably in ecommerce domain.

o Strong Python coding skills and able to work with at least one other programming language such as Java/Scala.

o Ability to work in a big data ecosystem - expert in SQL/Hive and ability to work with Spark.

o Strong ability to understand the business and good stakeholder management capabilities.

o Qualifications

o PhD with > 2 years of experience / 4-year bachelor’s degree with > 7 years of experience / Master’s degree with > 5 years of experience. Educational qualifications should be preferably in Computer Science or a related area. Experience should be relevant to the role.

o Good to have:

o Experience in ecommerce domain.

o Demonstrated success in data science platforms like Kaggle.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

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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