Staff, Data Scientist - NLP and Gen AI (2024)

Staff, Data Scientist - NLP and Gen AI

  • Location SUNNYVALE, CA
  • Career Area Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
  • Job Function Data Science
  • Employment Type Regular/Permanent
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1833226

What you'll do at Staff, Data Scientist - NLP and Gen AI (1)

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Are you a hardcore numbers person who wouldenjoy solving some of business’ toughest challengesbyilluminating phenomena and opportunity held withinone of the world’s largest data sets?

As a Staff Data Scientist atWalmart, themammothscale and volume ofour globaldata isvirtuallylimitless.You will createinsightsthatinfluencehow we make decisionsthat haveimpactatan unprecedented scale.

About Us:


The Marketing and Advertising Data Science Teamis dedicated to incubating and developing data-driven, ML/AI solutions that help Walmart, suppliers, and sellers connect with customers through marketing and advertising to drive business objectives. For the buyer side (marketing), the focus is on bringing in high quality traffic to the site at lowest cost by optimizing paid campaigns and improving organic ranking on search engines, as well as retaining and expanding our loyal customer base via personalized messaging. For the seller side (advertising), the focus is on expanding advertising opportunities and improving advertisers' experience via enhanced ads relevance, accurate forecasting, and better lift measurements.We are seeking a talented individual with expertise in generative AI, large language models and deep learning to elevate our AI initiatives for marketing and advertising.The ideal candidate will demonstrate a profound mastery of state-of-the-art GEN AI and LLM technologies, adept at translating innovative concepts into impactful business applications in search engine optimization for marketing.


You’ll make an impact by:

  • Building advanced machine learning and deep learning models with various applications in marketing, such as creation and improvement of page attributes, page meta title, description, and linkage recommendation.

  • Processing complicated and large-scale datasets using distributed computing platform, extracting insights from data, and optimizing business metrics.

  • Develop visuals and reports that succinctly convey model outcomes, benefits,and insights to business stakeholders.

  • Collaborate with engineering teams to seamlessly transition AI innovations into scalable and reliable operational solutions.

  • Maintain world-class academic credentials through patent applications, publications, conference presentations, and external collaboration and service to the research community.

You’ll sweep us off our feet if...

  • Expertise in working with deep-learning based generative models, LLM, natural language processing or similar research experience with deep-learning/AI.

  • Expertise in large deep-learning model fine-tuning and deployment.

  • Solid programming skills of Python and SQL, and familiar with challenges working with large volumes of data.

  • PhD degree and 2 years of experience or Master's and 4 years of experience in computer science, statistics, data science, mathematics or other discipline (e.g., electrical engineering, economics) that exposes scientific methods of research and analysis;

  • Strong academic and publication record is preferred (NeurIPS, ICML, EMNLP, ACL, ICLR, AAAI, IJCAI, CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, KDD etc.).

  • Previous Industrial experience in recommendation systems, e-commerce, or relevant areas is preferred.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed in the role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process.

About Walmart Global Tech

Imagine working where one line of code can make life easier for hundreds of millions of people. That's what we do at Walmart Global Tech. We're a team of software engineers, data scientists, cybersecurity experts and service professionals within the world's leading retailer who make epic impact and are leading the next retail disruption. People are why we innovate, and people power our innovations.

Who We Are

Join Walmart and your work could help approximately 220 million global customers live better every week. Yes, we are the Fortune #1 company. But you'll quickly find we're a company who wants you to feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work. Our mission spreads far beyond the walls of our stores. Here at the world’s leading retailer, you can make career defining accomplishments, learn new skills, gain experience from virtually every industry and leverage your expertise to innovate at scale, impact millions and reimagine the future of retail. Discover why we are a world leader in technology, diversity and inclusion, sustainability and community involvement. careers.walmart.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

At Walmart, we offer competitive pay as well as performance-based bonus awards and other great benefits for a happier mind, body, and wallet. Health benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage. Financial benefits include 401(k), stock purchase and company-paid life insurance. Paid time off benefits include PTO (including sick leave), parental leave, family care leave, bereavement, jury duty, and voting. Other benefits include short-term and long-term disability, company discounts, Military Leave Pay, adoption and surrogacy expense reimbursem*nt, and more.

You will also receive PTO and/or PPTO that can be used for vacation, sick leave, holidays, or other purposes. The amount you receive depends on your job classification and length of employment. It will meet or exceed the requirements of paid sick leave laws, where applicable.

For information about PTO, see https://one.walmart.com/notices.

Live Better U is a Walmart-paid education benefit program for full-time and part-time associates in Walmart and Sam's Club facilities. Programs range from high school completion to bachelor's degrees, including English Language Learning and short-form certificates. Tuition, books, and fees are completely paid for by Walmart.

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to a specific plan or program terms.

For information about benefits and eligibility, see One.Walmart.

The annual salary range for this position is $143,000.00-$286,000.00

Additional compensation includes annual or quarterly performance bonuses.

Additional compensation for certain positions may also include:

- Stock

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 4 years' experience in an analytics related field. Option 2: Masters degree in Statistics, Economics, Analytics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field and 2 years' experience in an analytics related field. Option 3: 6 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, Using open source frameworks (for example, scikit learn, tensorflow, torch), We value candidates with a background in creating inclusive digital experiences, demonstrating knowledge in implementing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 AA standards, assistive technologies, and integrating digital accessibility seamlessly. The ideal candidate would have knowledge of accessibility best practices and join us as we continue to create accessible products and services following Walmart’s accessibility standards and guidelines for supporting an inclusive culture.

Primary Location...

860 W California Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-0000, 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, abilities, ideas and opinions- while being inclusive of all people.

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— Shelby, Project Analyst

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    Explore

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    Events, attractions, meadows, lakes, and a Japanese Tea Garden provide for a true escape, without leaving the city.

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    The Tech Museum

    This family-friendly interactive science and technology center in San Jose provides a glimpse into the most inventive place on Earth — Silicon Valley.

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    Shop

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    Stylish boutiques, world-class shopping, and delectable cuisine = a San Jose shopping trifecta.

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    Learn to surf or visit the “World’s Most Scenic Taco Bell” at this 0.75 mile long crescent shaped escape, a symbol of successful habitat restoration.

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    Reflect

    Golden Gate Cemetery

    This national cemetery comprises 161 acres dedicated to all the members of the armed forces who served our country.

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

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to specific plan or program terms. For information about benefits and eligibility, see One.Walmart.com/Benefits.

  • On average, how long does it take to fill out an application?

    On average, it takes 45-60 minutes to complete your application for the first time. Subsequent applications will take less time to apply as our system saves some of your application information. Please note that some positions require the completion of assessments in order to receive consideration for that role. Those would take additional time.

  • Can I change my application after submitting?

    No, you cannot change your application after submitting, so please make sure that everything is finalized before you hit the submit button.

  • How do you protect my personal information?

    Processing of information on paper is minimal, and Walmart processes application information using an applicant tracking system (ATS). Access to the data within the ATS is restricted to authorized personnel, and the system itself is held to high security standards by Walmart.

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