Smart Business - Relevance Engineer
Walmartlabs - San Bruno, CA

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Do you like big data? Like really big data? Like multi-terabyte data sets with billions of rows? Do you like the idea of pulling, pushing, slicing and dicing this data in real-time using using Hadoop, Hbase, Hive and more? Now let’s add some intelligence to the mix using machine learning, data mining and predictive analytics and shazam - you have the underpinnings of @WalmartLabs.

We are a highly motivated group of Big Data Geeks, Data Scientists and Applications Engineers, working in small agile group to solve sophisticated and high impact problems. We are building smart data systems that ingest, model and analyze massive flow of data from online, social, mobile and offline commerce/user activity to set key business attributes for millions of products in real time. We use cutting edge machine learning, data mining and optimization algorithms underneath it all to analyze all this data on top of Hadoop/HBase/Hive. We then build compelling data visualizations and interactive dashboards to showcase our work internally and externally. Your work will be immediately visible to millions of people and you will have a direct impact on the business goals of Fortune #1 company. If you talk, speak and think data we want to talk to you. Come join our small team and be part of the journey from the beginning

Relevance Engineer
The Opportunity:
• help invent the next generation of e-commerce; integrated experiences that leverage the store, the web and mobile, with social identity being the glue
• apply your strong expertise in machine-learning, data mining, and information retrieval to design, prototype, and build the next-generation of @WalmartLabs semantic-based engines and services
• plug into and extract insight from massive social and commerce firehoses of data – the Twitter firehose, Walmart’s transaction firehoses and many more, delivering billions of real-time updates per day
• be challenged to create and update semantic graphs and taxonomies using semi-structured and unstructured data, as well as develop new and innovative applications to be built upon them
• build next-generation search and natural language interfaces that apply semantic technology to match user intent and interests with products
• learn that this is not just a classic algorithms position! It requires a passion for consumer experience, a willingness to go the last mile, and a desire to take on not-yet solved technical challenges with your superb coding skills
• be excited about making an immediate impact on a global scale
The Desired Skill-Sets:
• a BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related field
• programming wizardry in at least one of the following: C/C++, Java or Python.
• a strong algorithm background in at least one of the following: machine-learning, data mining, search relevance, and information retrieval
• experience in building end-to-end scalable web applications to include algorithm development, systems design, and application layer
• scripting experience in Perl, Python, PHP, HTML/Javascript a plus
• a strong foundation in system design, software architecture, and web technologies
• extensive Linux system and network programming experience
• the eagerness to change the world in a huge way by being a self-motivated learner and builder

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