Staff Product Manager

Walmart Stores SAN BRUNO, CA

About the Job

Position Description


As a Product Manager for Wal-Mart’s Global Data team, you will have the opportunity to help define and implement components for Wal-Mart’s next-generation, Global Data Platform. This hands-on position, reporting to the Senior Director of Product Management at Walmart, will be part of the Global Data team, working on all the aspects of the design and implementation of various offerings on Data Platform. The key areas of work involve building a massively scalable and high performance enterprise data lake solution using cutting edge technological stack comprising of, among others, Hadoop, MPP databases, open source technologies for ETL, data analysis and visualization products, Data governance and metadata management tools etc. A wide degree of creativity and efficiency will be required to fulfill this role.
As a self-motivated and enthusiastic member of our team, you will be working closely with the product, engineering, other development teams, DBA's, operations, release engineering and quality assurance teams. You will be responsible for the end to end delivery of the product, enhancements to existing products & processes and day to day support. You will also play a critical role in designing, developing and providing technical guidance to engineers and ensuring project delivery with high quality.
Job Responsibilities:

• Serve as a voice of the customer and act as a customer experience advocate in considering product decisions that will impact the customer
• Constantly question and clarify the cross-functional implications of all product decisions and ensure that critical business issues are surfaced and considered
• Ensure the product specifications are well understood by the development team
• Balance scope of development projects against one another to determine how to make the most efficient use of resources to create the greatest level of value for the company
• Oversee pilot testing new data products and proof of concept initiatives
• Ensure that product specifications meet high standards for quality before approval
• Manage projects aligning developers, QA and doing UAT with business users
• Research and recommend new products, tools and applications

Minimum Qualifications


• Product analysis experience and proven track record in eCommerce domain
• Customer-centric Data Warehouse / Data Lake experience in retail organization
• Complete understanding of business requirements gathering and analysis process
• Good understanding of Retail business processes and concepts in areas such as Merchandising, Marketing, Supply Chain, Finance etc.
• Experience with Agile methodologies and tools is desirable
• Good SQL skills with experience in querying large data sets on Hadoop, Teradata or equivalent
• Functional knowledge of OLTP and OLAP architectures, methods and processes as they relate to Data Warehouse input/output design and interface
• Basic familiarity with reporting tools such as Tableau is highly desirable
• Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills
• Passion for serving customers, understanding their needs and delivering in excess of their expectations
• B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent
• 5+ years as a Product Manager in the Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence space in eCommerce domain

Additional Preferred Qualifications



Company Summary


The Walmart 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 technology, merchandising, marketing, supply chain, talent and more, we are reimagining the intersection of digital and physical shopping to help achieve that mission.

Position Summary


As a Product Manager for Wal-Mart’s Global Data team, you will have the opportunity to help define and implement components for Wal-Mart’s next-generation, Global Data Platform. This hands-on position, reporting to the Senior Director of Product Management at Walmart, will be part of the Global Data team, working on all the aspects of the design and implementation of various offerings on Data Platform. The key areas of work involve building a massively scalable and high performance enterprise data lake solution using cutting edge technological stack comprising of, among others, Hadoop, MPP databases, open source technologies for ETL, data analysis and visualization products, Data governance and metadata management tools etc. A wide degree of creativity and efficiency will be required to fulfill this role.
As a self-motivated and enthusiastic member of our team, you will be working closely with the product, engineering, other development teams, DBA's, operations, release engineering and quality assurance teams. You will be responsible for the end to end delivery of the product, enhancements to existing products & processes and day to day support. You will also play a critical role in designing, developing and providing technical guidance to engineers and ensuring project delivery with high quality.
Job Responsibilities:

• Serve as a voice of the customer and act as a customer experience advocate in considering product decisions that will impact the customer
• Constantly question and clarify the cross-functional implications of all product decisions and ensure that critical business issues are surfaced and considered
• Ensure the product specifications are well understood by the development team
• Balance scope of development projects against one another to determine how to make the most efficient use of resources to create the greatest level of value for the company
• Oversee pilot testing new data products and proof of concept initiatives
• Ensure that product specifications meet high standards for quality before approval
• Manage projects aligning developers, QA and doing UAT with business users
• Research and recommend new products, tools and applications