Senior Data Analyst

Wal-Mart Bentonville , AR 72716

Posted 4 weeks ago

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

One word: impact.

Our 1.4 million Walmart US associates truly make the difference. By improving people decisions through science, insight, and automation, the Walmart US People Analytics team empowers our associates to do more for our customers. We influence Walmart's people policies; test & evaluate program and intervention effectiveness; create scaled AI/ML people solutions; and deliver insights that improve our associates' experience. We are a newly formed team that is growing quickly--come build with us!

About the Role

The Senior Data Analyst (causal inference) is responsible to deliver insightful, actionable, and science-based analyses that improve decision making across people products and leadership. Senior Data Analysts are subject matter experts who partner with customers to deeply understand business problems, identify and structure meaningful measurement strategies, design experiments and interventions, and conduct in-depth statistical analysis. Senior Data Analysts have demonstrated experience using advanced analytic techniques such as multivariate statistical analysis, clustering and segmentation, experimental design and causal inference. The Senior Data Analyst partners with customers throughout the project lifecycle, including: issue identification and project ideation; hypothesis formation; data wrangling and analysis; and interpretation and recommendations.

The ideal candidate:


  • You are passionate about how you can use your data analysis skills to make a positive difference in the lives of employees and articulating how employee well-being relates to business outcomes.

  • You are innovative and inspired to take on new challenges and you do not shy away from potential failure.

  • You are a team player, but also self-driven with a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

Statistics and other quantitative skills:

  • You have solid experience with one or more of the following: forecasting, advanced statistical techniques for A/B testing, methods for experimental design, observational causal inference, or quasi-experimental analysis.

  • Experience with causal inference reasoning a significant plus. Examples of tools and practices includes graphical approaches (DAGs) and structural equation modeling, regression discontinuity, synthetic controls, difference-in-differences, doubly robust estimator, interrupted time-series, and local average.

  • You have a strong command of the use of sampling techniques (random, stratified sampling, etc.) to perform your analysis.

  • You have experience coding in R or Python.

  • You are comfortable wrangling and cleaning large amount of data using SQL.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Consult with customers to ensure we answer the right questions; participate in scoping, planning, and design of research projects

  • Develop analysis plans and create appropriate statistical models to answer complex business questions

  • Interpret data and communicate complex findings to customers (leaders in HR and across the business)

  • Deliver insightful and actionable recommendations; build effective relationships to influence leaders to act on the results.

  • Design and execute experiments to identify causal factors; develop framework and metrics to facilitate rigorous evaluation of initiatives

  • Create and contribute to the Research & Analysis community to share and leverage best practices and create standards

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

Minimum Qualifications...

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

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Art and 2 years' data analytics experience OR 4 years' data analytics experience.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Data science, data analysis, statistics, or related field, Master's degree in Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Economics, Analytics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field, Related industry experience (for example, retail, merchandising, healthcare, eCommerce), Successful completion of assessments in data analysis and Business Intelligence tools and scripting languages (for example, SQL, Python, Spark, Scala, R, Power BI, or Tableau)

Masters: Computer Engineering, Masters: Computer Science, Masters: Mathematics, Masters: Supply Chain

Primary Location...

508 SW 8TH ST, BENTONVILLE, AR 72712, United States of America

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability-and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries-all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

Walmart, Inc. 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, ideas and opinions - while being inclusive of all people.

"The people you work with are ready to help without hesitation to make sure you succeed, it's just part of the culture." - Shelby, Project Analyst

Hello, NW Arkansas

With over 200 miles of trails, an emerging locally-sourced food scene, the world-renowned Crystal Bridges Museum-NWA has something for everyone.

Discover NW Arkansas

  • Art

Crystal Bridges Museum

Celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the beauty of art and the power of nature.

  • Culture

Walton Arts Center

Arkansas' premiere center for visual arts and entertainment.

  • Education

The Amazeum

An interactive children's museum that's fun for the whole family.

  • Commune

Botanical Gardens

42 acres of premiere public garden space.

  • Explore

Devil's Den State Park

Located on 2,500 acres, Devil's Den State Park is the perfect place to explore Arkansas' natural beauty.

  • come together

Fayetteville Square

The best of shopping and restaurants, right in the heart of Fayetteville.

All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options, including vision & dental plans for you & dependents

  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans, life insurance and more

  • Associate discounts in-store and online

  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

  • Parental Leave

  • Pay during military service

  • Paid Time off - to include vacation, sick, parental

  • Short-term and long-term disability for when you can't work because of injury, illness, or childbirth

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 specific plan or program terms. For information about benefits and eligibility, see

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