Staff Data Scientist (Operations Research)
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 2.3 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.
Team and Position Summary:
Supply Chain Technology data science team at Walmart Labs is focused on using the latest research in machine learning, statistics and optimization to solve business problems in forecasting, distribution center operations, last mile delivery and overall supply chain process flow. We build models to empower decision-making, work with engineers to build reference architectures and machine learning pipelines in a big data ecosystem. Advanced analytical algorithms driven by our team help Walmart to optimize supply chain operations, business practices, reduce cost and pass those benefits to our customers.
You will be contributing towards building Optimization algorithms by closely collaborating with our stakeholders at Bentonville/Dallas/Sunnyvale and provide solution to business/engineering challenges. In most cases the prioritization of business challenges is based on impact and hence your contributions can have direct impact to our businesses.
As a Staff Data Scientists for Walmart Labs, you’ll have the opportunity to
Apply and/or develop optimization modelling techniques (LP, MILP) , ML methods to
develop efficient and scalable models at Walmart scale
Play a key role to solve complex problems, pivotal to Walmart’s business and drive actionable insights from terabytes of data
Leverage operations research/data science tools and techniques, keeping abreast with the latest in the community to solve problems for Walmart
Develop PoC, present lucidly to the business and evolve the solutions
Take forward the solutions into Pipelines/APIs as needed by the business
Research, learn/disseminate & adapt new technologies to solve problems & improve upon existing solutions
Adopt Wal-Mart’s quality standards and develop and recommend process standards and best practices across the retail industry
Masters in Engineering/Technology with 9+ years of relevant experience
Problem solver at heart with experience in Operations Research, Cplex, Google OR, Gurobi, Machine learning and Data Science
Proficiency with Python/BiqQuery/SQL etc
Cloud friendliness (GCP/Azure etc) to leverage distributed computing/scalability
Good communication/influencing/mentoring skills with inclination to high ownership and commitment
PhD in OR
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