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Data Scientist

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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Bentonville, AR

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Req ID941813BRCompany SummaryWhat started small, with a single discount store and the simple idea of selling more for less, has grown over the last 50 years into the largest retailer in the world. Today, nearly 260 million customers visit our more than 11,500 stores under 72 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce sites in 11 countries each week. With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482.1 billion, Walmart employs 2.3 million associates worldwide – 1.5 million in the U.S. alone. It’s all part of our unwavering commitment to creating opportunities and bringing value to customers and communities around the world.Job TitleData ScientistEmployment TypeFull TimeCityBENTONVILLEStateARPosition DescriptionPosition: Data ScientistJob Location: Bentonville, AR Duties: Manages the continuous improvement of data science and analytics by researching industry best practices and staying up-to-date on analytical practices; evaluating and recommending vendor products and services; integrating third-party solutions into current processes; developing and recommending process standards and best practices across the retail industry; and mentoring peers and analysts across the division in analytical best practices. Consults with business stakeholders regarding data insights and recommendations by developing insights based on data analysis; applying analytical results to project goals; identifying trends and key insights; determining key insights that require additional analysis; translating results into business actions; developing recommendations regarding the application of insights to business strategies; and presenting insights and recommendations to key stakeholders. Drives analytics insights across the division by developing advanced statistical models and computational algorithms based on business initiatives; directing the gathering of data; assessing data validity and usability of data; synthesizing data into large analytics datasets to support project goals; utilizing big data analytics and advanced data mining techniques to analyze data; coding, testing, and maintaining analytical software tools; identifying trends, patterns, and discrepancies in data; determining additional data needed to support insights; training statistical models for replication for future projects; presenting recommendations to business partners; and influencing future plans based on insights. Leads medium- to large-sized analytics project teams by serving as the senior technical lead for project teams; working with business partners to interpret project goals into data analytic models; facilitating discussions with business partners to determine the root cause of business problems; aligning departmental goals with project plans; developing contingency plans for data analysis; designing data collection tools to conduct primary research to address business initiatives; developing timelines for project execution; driving project teams to deliver according to planned objectives; directing the analysis of data; utilizing business knowledge to ensure data supports project goals; and developing recommendations based on data analysis.Minimum QualificationsMinimum education and experience required: Master’s degree or equivalent in Statistics, Economics, Analytics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field and 7 years experience in an analytical role. In lieu of a Master’s degree and 7 years experience, employer will accept a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Statistics, Economics, Analytics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field and 9 years experience in an analytical role. Skills required: Must have experience with: SAS; R; DB2; SQL Server; big data analytics; ARIMA; neural network; machine learning; time series modeling; ensemble models; support vector machine; Teradata SQL; linear and nonlinear regression analysis; market mix model and optimization; structural equation model; cluster analysis; factor analysis; and decision trees. Employer will accept any amount of professional experience with the skills required.CategoryData Analytics Hourly/SalarySalaryShift0Requisition TemplateHome Office

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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Website : http://www.walmart.com

Company Profile
Walmart helps people around the world save money and live better -- anytime and anywhere -- in retail stores, online and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 245 million customers and members visit our 11,000 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2013 sales of approximately $466 billion, Walmart employs 2.2 million associates worldwide.

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