Intern Search & Categorization (Master's\PhD)

Job Location: San Bruno, CA

Position Summary
Through the innovative fusion of retail, social and mobile, @WalmartLabs is redefining Commerce for the largest retailer worldwide. We are a group comprised of the brightest technologists and business people in the industry, excited about the limitless opportunities that this next generation of Commerce will bring to billions of people around the globe, all in an effort to help them save money and live better.

As the idea incubator for the world's largest global retailer, we don't just build products, we create experiences. Every day is an opportunity to reshape the landscape of ecommerce while having a lasting impact on the industry. @WalmartLabs taps into the talents of online retail visionaries to design, prototype and build technology-fueled products that bridge the gap between what's next and what's best.

@WalmartLabs brings together dozens of engineers, scientists and product experts to execute a cutting edge vision. If you're fluent in the language of innovation, @WalmartLabs is a place to become a leading change agent. Join us!

Position Description
The Walmart Labs Search and Categorization engineering team is looking summer interns to work on the following: building a next generation search and categorization system, geared toward building an algorithm-driven e-commerce engine. Specifically responsibles include working on building algorithms for search relevance, data mining for relevance signals, product taxonomy and social data mining. Work will be also done on areas like Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, Text mining, Natural Language Processing, Statistics and Regression and Query parsing and expansion.

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!
• Must be currently pursuing a MS/PhD in Computer Science or another highly computative discipline.
• Programming experience in one of the languages such as C/C++/Java.
• Working knowledge of relational databases and SQL.
• Good knowledge of Algorithms and Data structures.
• Good knowledge in information retrieval, natural language processing, statistical and machine learning techniques.
• Problem solving skill and willingness to work on a hard relevance problem.
• Familiarity operating Linux-based systems.

Additional Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge of map-reduce/Hadoop/Hive/Pig is a plus
• Knowledge of scripting languages e.g. python, shell scripts, etc is a plus.
• Industry experience is a plus.

Job Role
Intern - Search & Categorization (Master's/PhD)


Job ID: 261232BR