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(USA) Senior Manager II, Data Science - Search

Company: Wal-Mart
Location: San Bruno
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Position Summary :

The Search Algorithms team at Walmart is dedicated to the mission of helping millions of customers every day in finding the right products they "need" to run their households, for their kids' school, or "want" for their favorite activities or hobbies in an omnichannel setup. We are at the forefront of tackling one of the most complex problems in e-commerce at scale. Whenever a user types in a query or browses through product categories on the web site, smart phone or the iPad, our services and algorithms kick in. We learn from billions of search queries and tens of millions of products, to find the most relevant products for our customers while making their experience seamless, efficient, and showcasing the breadth of our growing marketplace of products.

We are a highly motivated group of Big Data Geeks, Machine Learning Scientists and Engineers working on solvin sophisticated and high impact problems on Walmart Search. We are building smart data systems that ingest, model, and analyze massive flow of data from online and offline user activity. We use cutting edge machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning, data mining and optimization algorithms on search relevance, ranking and conversion optimization.

In this role you will be leading a team of ML scientists and engineers in building the next generation Search relevance & ranking solution that caters to the rapidly growing assortment of products on our omnichannel marketplace.

You'll make an impact by:

  • Working with product and other business stakeholders to define our roadmap to improve Search results ranking in terms of relevance and conversion while solving for cold start and discoverability of our rapidly growing assortment of products.
  • Leading a team of machine learning scientists and engineers to develop, implement, and test scalable solutions for improving ad relevance; interacting with other teams to define interfaces and resolving dependencies.
  • Researching and implementing methodologies to measure the impact of the technologies.
  • Initiating and proposing unique and promising ML projects, developing new and innovative algorithms and technologies, pursuing patents where appropriate.
  • Mentoring, coaching and growing your team members in delivering impactful projects.
  • Staying current on published data mining, machine learning and modeling techniques competing technologies and sharing these findings with scientists and engineers in the organization.
  • Maintaining world-class academic credentials through publications, presentations, external collaborations, and service to the research community.

You'll sweep us off our feet if:

  • You're experienced with traditional, as well as modern machine learning/statistical techniques, including Regression, Classification, Ensemble Methods, Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning.
  • You have strong development experience with at least one programming language (Python or Java preferred).
  • You have strong hands-on skills in sourcing, cleaning, manipulating, and analyzing large volumes of data using distributed computing platform.
  • You have 2+ years of experience mentoring junior data scientists or machine learning teams.
  • You have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • You have a Ph.D. with 3+ years of experience or a Masters Degree with 5+ years of experience in a computational science discipline with an emphasis on Machine Learning or Data Mining.
  • You have experience working on ranking, online advertising, recommender systems, ecommerce or relevant areas.
  • You're experienced with end-to-end modeling projects emerging from research efforts.
  • You have an excellent industrial or academic track record of proposing, conducting, and reporting results of original research, plus collaborative research with publications.

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 5 years' experience in an analytics related field. Option 2: Masters degree in Statistics, Economics, Analytics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field and 3 years' experience in an analytics related field. Option 3: 7 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, Supervisory experience, Using open source frameworks (for example, scikit learn, tensorflow, torch)

Primary Location...

850 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066-3031, 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

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