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Data Scientist


This is a Contract position in Bentonville, AR posted May 13, 2021.

Position Summary…

What you’ll do…

About the Team

Walmart Global Tech CSIS (Core Services: Item and Supply Chain Technology) Data Science team is looking for a passionate data scientist to join world’s largest retailer to shape the future of retail by working on various Last-Mile related problems. You will have the chance to leverage advanced machine learning and optimization methods to tackle a wide range of real-world problems, such as driver-trip matching, trip pricing, supply/demand forecast and time prediction and so on.

What You’ll Achieve

  • Build production models on large-scale datasets to help Walmart Last mile business use cases, such as trip-driver matching, driver trip pricing and driver assignment time prediction by utilizing statistical modeling, machine learning and optimization techniques
  • Build data pipeline from multiple sources and extract data insight with data exploration and visualization techniques
  • Design, implement, productionize and deploy data science products with consideration of optimality and computation complexity
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, including product, engineering, operations team to ensure that our data science product supports Walmart’s business objectives
  • Explore and latest trends of machine learning and optimization techniques to come up with solutions for complex data challenges

About You

  • Passionate about building scalable, reliable data driver products
  • Ability to write production grade code in programming languages, such as Python, R and Java, with understanding of algorithms and data structures
  • Experience with SQL
  • Ability to translate business needs into analytical frameworks
  • Solid knowledge in statistics, operations research, classical Machine Learning
  • Familiarity of common deep learning models
  • Familiarity of model assessment and validation process; apply the best practice techniques for model testing and parameter tuning
  • Familiarity of mathematical modeling and optimization techniques


  • Master or PhD in Statistics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering and Mathematics or other quantitative fields
  • Strong knowledge of statistics, machine learning and optimization
  • Demonstrated coding and programming abilities

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 2
years’ experience in an analytics or related field. Option 2: Masters degree in Statistics, Economics, Analytics, Mathematics, Computer Science,
Information Technology or related field. Option 3: 4 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, Master’s degree 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…

805 SE MOBERLY LN, BENTONVILLE, AR 72712, United States of America

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