Director, Automation Engineering

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

Walmart is building theSupplyChain of the future that will achieve success through innovative,drivenand dynamic leaders that will leverage their expertise around automation, engineering and retail to design and implement market changing capabilities for our distribution and fulfilment centers. Does this sound like you? If so read on to see how you might impact the world's largest retailer. 

You’ll sweep us off our feet if…

  • You’re a solid engineering leader with an excitement for building new teams and developing automation system strategies from the ground up, encompassing MHE, robotics, vision systems, machine learning, packaging equipment and other technologies.
  • You have a hands-on leadership approach through influencing, mentoring, teaching and leading teams.


  • You’re driven by ambiguity and continuous improvement, seeking new impactful automation methods to develop and implement.
  • You have proven ability to take technologies from prototype to production, building a roadmap of capabilities including developing, testing and deploying automation technologies on a large-scale.


You’ll make an impact by:

  • Defining vision and strategiesfor automation technologies using internal and external requirements, identifying market opportunities, building business cases, and approving objectives.
  • Leading in design and developmentof progressing new automation technologies through alpha and beta, hardening technologies to implement across the Distribution and Fulfilment Center network.
  • Developing and implementing large-scale automation technologyfor brownfield and greenfield sites to enhance operational efficiencies, OEE, and increase productivity.
  • Implementing efficiencies and best practicesin Distribution and Fulfilment Center Automation Engineering to help speed the delivery and quality of Products.
  • Establishing, influencing and managinghigh-visibility key supplier relationships.


  • Promoting a talent-focused organizationwhere talent management is the responsibility of all managers.


Perks and Benefits

Beyond competitive pay, you can receive incentive awards for your performance. Other great perks include 401(k) match, stock purchase plan, paid maternity and parental leave, PTO, multiple health plans, and much more.  

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.

Option 1: Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field and 5 years’ experience in Engineering, supply chain, or a related area. Option 2: 7
years’ experience in Engineering, supply chain, or a related area.
3 years’ supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications...

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

Doctorate: Engineering General, Masters: Engineering General

Primary Location...

601 N WALTON BLVD, BENTONVILLE, AR 72716, United States of America

Bentonville, AR, United States

8261_R-637957