AI/ML Job: Director of Machine Learning


Director of Machine Learning at Walmart

🇺🇸 United States â€º California â€º San Bruno
  (Posted Jun 9 2019)

About the company
The Walmart US eCommerce team is rapidly innovating to evolve and define the future state of shopping. As the world’s largest retailer, we are on a mission to help people save money and live better. With the help of some of the brightest minds in merchandising, marketing, supply chain, talent and more, we are reimaging the intersection of digital and physical shopping to help achieve that mission.

Job description
As Director of Machine Learning Science, you will lead a highly innovative team to strategically leverage the vast amounts of data from the World’s largest Omni-channel retailer to better serve the Customer. Your primary focus will be building advanced data mining techniques, spearheading statistical analysis aligned to key business goals, and architecting high quality prediction systems to integrate with our Walmart Labs products, using advance machine learning techniques. You will be a strong advocate for the customer, leveraging data to better understand and serve the customer, leading to stronger engagement and lifetime value.

Responsibilities include:

•Lead and inspire a team focused on the use of data and predictive algorithms to improve the customer experience and optimize revenue potential through the development of world-class AI products.

•Create predictive models with dynamic retail transaction and marketing data from various omni-channel sources, including internal platforms, media partners, agencies, store and online transaction data, and other third party sources.

•Design, model, and build a large-scale data warehouse, using ETL and other related technologies.

•Build infrastructure and systems for tracking data quality, usage and consistency. Build and leverage tools that allow for democratization and easy consumption and analysis of data across the organization.

•Build robust testing framework to support an ongoing learning agenda and provide continuous behavioral feedback to incrementally improve performance.

•Implement machine learning and artificial intelligence models to improve conversion rates and campaign effectiveness, and work with engineering to implement algorithm optimization.

•Drive deep customer analysis with focus on predicting and improving customer LTV.

•Drive models that focus on incremental and profit margin growth.

•Lead segmentation and basket analysis and testing to better serve the customer in more relevant ways.

•Leverage MMM and MTA measurement models (Traditional Marketing Mix as well as Multi Touch Attribution), as inputs to optimization.

•Develop your team by modeling integrity, servant leadership, and continuous improvement.

•Cultivates an environment where associates respect and adhere to company standards of integrity and ethics

•Develops and implements strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce

•Develops and leverages internal and external partnerships and networks to maximize the achievement of business goals

•Directs the development of annual plans

•Manages the Walmart brand

•Oversees and directs the development and implementation of large-scale marketing initiatives (for example, on-site merchandising, advertising, store integration)

•Oversees the development and management of key supplier partnerships on new and existing marketing initiatives

•Provides overall direction

•Sets and oversees marketing budgets

Skills & requirements
Minimum Qualifications

••MS or higher degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Information Systems, Industrial Engineering, Economics or a related technical field or equivalent.

•8+ years of experience implementing and managing engineering and AI related projects including managing teams and technical resources, managing priorities and defining measurable milestones.

•Proven experience driving incremental value and repeatable growth through products, services and capabilities directly tied to machine learning techniques and algorithms.

•Strong technical skills in machine learning/AI, including optimization, simulation, regression techniques, neural networks, decision trees, cluster analysis, pattern recognition, probability theory, stochastic systems, Bayesian inference, and statistical techniques.

•Professional experience in developing a data pipeline with custom ETL that accommodates data from multiple sources of data in multiple formats.

• Comfortable with Teradata and Hadoop ecosystem products and frameworks: HDFS, Hbase, Sqoop / Flume / Kafka, Kudu.

•Experience in end-to-end big data architecture: pipeline, machine learning environment, and persistent machine learning models design. Experience with Cloud and opensource software tools.

•Experience with one or more scripting language: R, Python, or Scala.

•3 years of supervisory experience.

•Bachelor's degree in Business, Communications, or related field and 6 years experience in marketing or related field OR 9 years experience in marketing or related field.

4 years' supervisory experience OR experience leading cross-functional teams.

Bachelor s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Statistics, or related field and 5 years' experience in data analytics or related field OR 7 years' experience in

Preferred Qualifications

•PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Information Systems, Industrial Engineering, Economics or a related technical field.

•Experience managing teams in a highly matrixed organization, serving multiple stakeholders.

•Experience and passion for working in a fast-paced agile environment, delivering functional features in small time durations.

•Ability to work through ambiguity and drive for clarity of direction.

4 years' experience using cluster analysis techniques, simulation, inferential statistics, neural networks, or data mining techniques.

Master's degree in Statistics, Information Systems, Business Administration, or related field.


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