Want To Be a Physical Security Engineer At Wal-Mart?

Wal-Mart mentioned to us that they have an opening for a Physical Security Engineer. It's a neat position so I am sharing it here.

Description

Here's the job description / application page.

Wal-Mart explained to us that they are "looking for someone to help research, develop and implement security technologies into stores and clubs that help reduce shrink or drive sales." You would be involved in "supporting Walmart and Sam’s Club projects (new/ remodels/ expansions etc...)"

They also mentioned that the "Individual needs to have a background in presenting business justifications to Sr leadership and creating ROI documents for budget justification."

Downsides

You have to move (well unless you already live in Northwest Arkansas). Wal-mart mentioned that they pay for full relocation to AR, including helping to sell one's existing home.

The pay range is decent, especially with benefits and given the cost of living there, but it's below typical manufacturer SE level.

Upsides

If you like physical security technology and challenges, this is a great job. Because of Wal-Mart's huge scale and sophisticated needs, you'll certainly be working on interesting tasks and looking at all sorts of new technologies. And manufacturers are typically very happy to share / explain / showcase products for the hope of getting a Wal-Mart order.

Finally, for your future career, it's great branding / validation having worked at Wal-Mart, as industry companies value the knowledge gained from having worked inside Wal-Mart and on such challenging tasks.

Again, here's the job description / application page.

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