The search algorithms team @WalmartLabs is dedicated to the mission of helping millions of customers every day in finding the right products. We are at the forefront of attacking one of the most complex problems of e-commerce. Whenever a user types in a query or browses through product categories on the web site, phone or the iPad, our service goes to work. We mine billions of search queries and tens of millions of products to find the most relevant products for our customers. Team members take end-end responsibility in analyzing large amounts of data, creating complex models, improving their accuracy and deploying these models to serve customers.

As part of this team, you’ll solve some of the most fascinating and impactful problems in machine learning, information retrieval, NLP or computer vision problems. The algorithms you develop will champion customers need to express their intent and our goal to understand their preferences, implicitly or explicitly across devices and modalities (voice, text, image etc.). You will develop and deploy machine learned models, to engage and converse with our customers and to understand their goals and expectations to enable them to make the right purchase decision. Your work will be visible to millions of customers and you will have a direct impact on the goals of the Fortune #1 enterprise. If you speak and think machine learning then we want to talk to you. Come join our team and be part of this exciting journey.

In this role you will
Act as a thought leader to identify right problems to solve for our customers
Design and implement state of the art Machine Learning approaches
Work as a tech lead and define the roadmap for yourself and co-workers
Develop end-to-end ownership of major customer facing technologies
Stay up-to-date with the state of the art techniques of Machine Learning, Information Retrieval
Become an expert either in NLP, Search Ranking or Computer Vision
Push the boundaries of Machine Learning to benefit internal and external community
Be a brand ambassador for @WalmartLabs




Minimum Qualifications
PhD in computer science or similar field with 3+ years of experience
Highly proficient in Python or Java
Extremely hands on in building Machine Learning products
Experience in building data products and crunching terabytes of data
A good portfolio of machine learning projects with a significant impact on the bottom line
Experience in working as a tech lead
Blog posts, papers or conference talks showing your involvement in the community
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Familiarity with Deep Learning
Contributions to open source ML project

Educational level:

Ph. D.

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying


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Walmart is a multinational retail corporation that operates several chains of discount department stores and warehouse stores.