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Walmart provides employment through technology research center in Plano’s Granite Park. The world’s largest retailer already employs 2,000 technologists in Silicon Valley, but there’s plenty of knowledge and talent in Texas.

Walmart-is-starting-new-technology-research-centerCarlos Riojas said that he has hired 17 people so far. Riojas has also leased space in the UTDesign Studio. This is a facility the University of Texas at Dallas created for engineering and companies to work together.

Walmart has hired 4 students this semester to work with its software engineers in Plano. The Plano office opened in February will employ 50 to 60 people each by the end of the year.

It’s better to be in another market so that we can understand what needs to be improved. There are some issues with carts in parking lots.

Walmart’s Silicon Valley and New York technology offices are responsible for the retailer’s e-commerce business. Riojas told that Plano office will use data science, machine learning, computer vision and other technology to solve problems in stores.

He also mentioned the cost of living in Dallas, which is only about 7 to 9 percent higher than in Bentonville.

Pete Poorman, director of corporate relations for the School of the Engineering and Computer Science at UT Dallas, said that students will have another way to learn the skills they need to succeed in the business world.

​He said that the reality is Walmart has some of the most sophisticated IT operations. This is an opportunity that students won’t get in many other places. ​

So many other companies are there Toyota, Boeing, State Farm and others.