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(USA) Senior, Data Scientist - Machine Learning Engineer



Software Engineering, Data Science
Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Machine Learning Engineer to join our team at Sam's Club. As a Senior ML Engineer, you will be responsible for developing and implementing advanced machine learning models and algorithms to enhance our retail operations. Your work will directly impact customer experience, inventory management, pricing optimization, demand forecasting, and fraud detection, among other critical areas. If you have a passion for cutting-edge technology, a strong background in machine learning, and a desire to drive innovation in the retail industry, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

About Team:
Supply Chain at Sam’s Club is all about delivering plans that help provide our members with the products they want, where they want them, at the best price possible. To accomplish this, associates must think critically and create efficiencies, using data and experience to overcome complex challenges. We invite you to join the Sam’s Club Supply Chain Team; a quick moving group of motivated individuals with skills ranging from data analytics to strategy and execution. Together we will design the supply chain of the future and improve our members’ lives.

What you'll do:

- Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including data scientists, software engineers, and product managers, to understand business requirements and translate them into machine learning solutions.

- Deploy and monitor machine learning and optimization models to solve complex retail problems such as customer segmentation, recommendation systems, personalized marketing, and supply chain.

- Implement best practices of MLOps to ensure product health

- Apply state-of-the-art techniques in deep learning, natural language processing, reinforcement learning, and computer vision to drive innovation and improve business performance.

- Design and implement scalable and efficient algorithms to process large-scale datasets, ensuring robustness, accuracy, and scalability.

- Analyze and interpret the results of ML models, providing actionable insights and recommendations to stakeholders.

- Collaborate with data engineers to ensure the availability, quality, and reliability of data required for machine learning models.

- Collaborate with Developer AI Platform teams to enable delivery of new Generative AI capabilities.

- Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in machine learning and retail industry trends, proactively identifying opportunities for improvement and innovation.

- Mentor and guide junior team members, fostering a culture of knowledge sharing and continuous learning.

What you'll bring:

- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Data Science, or a related field.

- 3+ years of industry experience working as a Machine Learning Engineer, ideally in the retail sector.

- Strong programming skills in Python/Java.

- Demonstrated expertise in developing and deploying machine learning models at scale.

- Demonstrated expertise in developing and deploying machine learning models at scale.

- Solid understanding of deep learning architectures, natural language processing, and computer vision techniques.

- Experience with prompt engineering

- Experience with deep learning/LLM-based products or platforms.

- Proficiency in data manipulation, feature engineering, and model evaluation.

- Experience working with big data technologies and distributed computing frameworks (e.g., Hadoop, Spark).

- Experience with design and architecture, and with testing/launching software products.

- Excellent problem-solving and analytical thinking abilities, with a strong attention to detail.

- Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex ideas to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

- Proven track record of delivering high-quality machine learning solutions in a fast-paced, agile environment.

About Walmart Sam's Club Supply Chain
Sam Walton opened the first Sam's Club in 1983 to meet a growing need among customers who wanted to buy merchandise in bulk. Since then, Sam's Club has grown rapidly, opening more than 600 clubs in the U.S. and 100 clubs internationally. By offering affordable, wholesale merchandise to members, Sam's Club helps make saving simple for families and small business owners. Sam's Club employs about 110,000 associates in the U.S. The average club is 134,000 square feet and offers bulk groceries and general merchandise. Most clubs also have specialty services, such as a pharmacy, an optical department, a photo center, or a tire and battery center.

​​​Future Ways of Working:
Our company's success can be attributed to our employees. While technology has allowed us to be effective while working remotely, there is no substitute for being in the office together; it helps to shape our culture, collaborate, innovate, build relationships, and move more quickly. We strive to provide flexibility in order to promote a healthy work-life balance but recognize that in-person interactions are important to our culture and shared success. We'll meet in person on a regular and purposeful basis.

Benefits: Beyond our great compensation package, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Sam’s Club 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.

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 responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The full Job Description can be made available as part of the hiring process.

At Sam's Club, 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, parental leave, family care leave, bereavement, jury duty, and voting. 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.

- Other benefits include short-term and long-term disability, company discounts, Military Leave Pay, adoption and surrogacy expense reimbursement, and more.

Live Better U is a company 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 $90,000.00-$180,000.00

Additional compensation includes annual or quarterly performance bonuses.

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Option 1- Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Analytics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field and 3 years' experience in an analytics related field. Option 2- Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Analytics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field and 1 years' experience in an analytics related field. Option 3 - 5 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), 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...

2101 Se Simple Savings Dr, Bentonville, AR 72712-4304, United States of America