Data Scientist

at Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. in Bentonville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Duties: Supports the development of business cases and recommendations. Owns delivery of project activity and tasks assigned by others. Supports process updates and changes. Solves business issues. Understands the appropriate data set required to develop simple models by developing initial drafts. Supports the identification of the most suitable source for data. Maintains awareness of data quality. Understands, articulates, and applies principles of the defined strategy to routine business problems that involve a single function. Selects the analytical modeling technique most suitable for the structured, complex data and develops custom analytical models. Conducts exploratory data analysis activities (for example, basic statistical analysis, hypothesis testing, statistical inferences) on available data. Defines and finalizes features based on model responses and introduces new or revised features to enhance the analysis and outcomes. Identifies the dimensions of the experiment, finalizes the design, tests hypotheses, and conducts the experiment. Perform trend and cluster analysis on data to answer practical business problems and provide recommendations and key insights to the business. Mentors and guides junior associates on basic modeling and analytics techniques to solve complex problems. Supports efforts to ensure that analytical models and techniques used can be deployed into production. Supports evaluation of the analytical model. Supports the scalability and sustainability of analytical models. Writes code to develop the required solution and application features by using the recommended programming language and leveraging business, technical, and data requirements. Test the code using the recommended testing approach. Translates business problems within one's discipline to data related or mathematical solutions. Identifies what methods (for example, analytics, big data analytics, automation) would provide a solution for the problem. Shares use cases and gives examples to demonstrate how the method would solve the business problem. Supports model fit testing and statistical inferences to evaluate performance. Assesses the impact of variables and features on model performance. Generates appropriate graphical representations of data and model outcomes under guidance. Supports the understanding of customer requirements and designs data representations for simple data sets. Presents to and influences the team using the appropriate frameworks and conveys messages through basic business understanding. Demonstrates up-to-date expertise and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans by providing expert advice and guidance to others in the application of information and best practices; supporting and aligning efforts to meet customer and business needs; and building commitment for perspectives and rationales.


Minimum education and experience required: Master’s degree or the equivalent in Statistics, Analytics, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field; OR Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in Statistics, Analytics, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field plus 2 years of experience in analytics or a related field; OR 4 years of experience in analytics or a related field.


Skills Required: Must have experience with: Programming languages (Python, R); SQL development (complex queries, stored procedures, and user defined functions); NoSQL databases (MongoDB); Distributed data processing system (Hadoop, HDFS, Spark); Creating reliable, distributed data pipelines and data products using programming languages: Java, Scala and Pyspark; Cloud computing services (Google Cloud Platform); Data analysis and machine learning toolkits and libraries (Scikit-learn, NLTK, Spacy, TensorFlow, Pytorch, dplyr, glmnet); Exploratory data analysis using statistical analysis, hypothesis testing, dimension reduction and feature selection; Machine learning modeling such as Linear and Nonlinear Regression, Ensemble Learning, Support Vector Machines, Nearest Neighbors, Neural Networs, Clustering Methods and Outlier Detection Techniques; Natural language processing: text extraction and preprocessing, text representation (TF-IDF, N-Gram, Word Embedding, etc), text processing models (Logistic Regression, RNN, LSTM, and Transformers); and Implementing data visualization tools (Excel, Matplotlib). Employer will accept any amount of experience with the required skills.

To apply for this position:  Send your resume to and reference the following Job ID number: R-595782

Job Details


Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.


702 S.W. 8th Street
Bentonville, Arkansas 72716
United States

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Job Posting: 2934013

Posted On: May 25, 2021

Updated On: Jun 25, 2021