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Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
9/16/2013
Job Category:
Research
Industry:
Retail
Department Stores & Superstores
Intern - Data Scientist (Master's/PhD)
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Wal-Mart | San Bruno, CA
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Job Description

We are a team of Engineers, Data Scientists and Product Management professionals with a mission to build a suite of software solutions for Walmart eCommerce that enables the business to optimize Weeks Of Supply (WOS) and Inventory Availability.

We are building the foundation of eCommerce Inventory planning - Our solution will be used to replenish inventory for hundreds of thousands of items worth tens of billions of Dollars each year. The solution utilizes sophisticated dynamic stocking algorithms to provide the replenishment recommendations, a workflow that emulates the business process and an intuitive user interface built on top of latest and scalable web frameworks such as Rails, Angular JS, Twitter Bootstrap etc. Our business stakeholders - eCommerce Merchandise Planning and Supply Chain Operations - collaborate with us in a fast-paced and highly iterative development environment and provide the feedback needed to build an outstanding leading-edge product.

As an intern you will not only work on the most challenging problems in computer science and operations research but will also have an unparalleled opportunity to impact the lives of over one billion Walmart customers.

The Intern Program

Your intern experience will far beyond your specific assignment. Through the intern executive speaker series, tech talks and work-team activities you will be able to gain a greater knowledge of the company as well as the industry. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of professional development offers ranging from brand knowledge to agile training.

Finally and most importantly…being an intern @Walmart Labs is fun! Whether you are playing a pickup basketball or ping pong game, going to the San Francisco Giants games, or taking an intern-only catamaran cruise around the San Francisco, there is always something going on. With the San Francisco Bay Area as your playground the opportunities both inside and outside of work are endless!

THIS IS A SUMMER 2014 Position.

The Intern Program

Your intern experience will far beyond your specific assignment. Through the intern executive speaker series, tech talks and work-team activities you will be able to gain a greater knowledge of the company as well as the industry. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of professional development offers ranging from brand knowledge to agile training.

Finally and most importantly…being an intern @Walmart Labs is fun! Whether you are playing a pickup basketball or ping pong game, going to the San Francisco Giants games, or taking an intern-only catamaran cruise around the San Francisco, there is always something going on. With the San Francisco Bay Area as your playground the opportunities both inside and outside of work are endless!

THIS IS A SUMMER 2014 Position. Minimum Qualifications Who are we looking for?

Smart students who are out to change the world!

-- MS/PhD in Operations Research/Statistics/Computer Science or a related technical discipline

- Course in optimization other than linear programming, one course in Production and Operations Management (or related course topic), and one course in applied statistics.

- Extensive Experience with R, data mining, mathematical optimization, machine learning, statistical modeling tools and underlying algorithms

- Programming experience in one of the languages like Python/Ruby/Perl/Shell/C/Java

- Working knowledge of Relational Data Base Systems and SQL

- Attitude to thrive in a fun, fast-paced start-up environment with stellar team of fellow data geeks Req ID 257950BR

About Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Wal-Mart) operates retail stores in various formats around the world. The Company earns the trust of its customers every day by providing an assortment of merchandise and services at every day low prices (EDLP), while fostering a culture that rewards and embraces mutual respect, integrity and diversity. Wal-Mart's operations comprise three business segments: Wal-Mart Stores, Sam's Club and International. Its Wal-Mart Stores segment is the largest segment of the Company's business, accounting for 64% of its net sales, during the fiscal year ended January 31, 2008 (fiscal 2008), and operates stores in three different formats in the United States, as well as Wal-Mart's online retail operations, walmart.com. Its Sam's Club segment consists of membership warehouse clubs in the United States and the segment's online retail operations, samsclub.com. Sam's Club accounted for 11.8% of the Company's net sales during fiscal 2008. (Source: 10-K)