Director of AI - Advanced Machine Learning

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jan 05, 2021
Jan 20, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time

About this Opportunity:

Join Target AI team where you can help us define and shape what the future of what retail AI/ML would look like. Let's mine the right data to derive actionable insights that drive value across the global enterprise! In Target's hyper-growing Data Science and AI team, the Director of Artificial Intelligence for our Advanced Machine Learning team will contribute as follows:

Scope of Work:
  • Translate the strategic requirements as well as lead the deployment of Machine Learning and Deep Learning algorithmic solutions to address business needs at scale
  • Provide consultation on complex programs with a global AI team
  • Review approval specifications to ensure consistency in approach and use
  • Assist partners as a technical and business-savvy resource to ML engineering personnel
  • Research and recommend improvements in coding standards
  • Research and author state-of-the-art/industry relevant tools, techniques, and equipment; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations

Team Leadership:
  • Develops a world-class team providing coaching, motivation, support and feedback
  • Creates an atmosphere of inclusion, team work and collaboration at all levels
  • Define and communicate overall vision and goals for the team
  • Manage resource allocation and planning, coaching, motivating and developing a team
  • Leads, coaches and monitors the work performed by the team to ensure goals and objectives are met and team expectations are clear
  • Communicates day-to-day decisions, priorities and relevant project information to appropriate team members regarding projects and initiatives

  • MS in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years of experience in developing software applications including: analysis, design, coding, testing, deploying and supporting of applications
  • 3+ years of experience leading AI/ML teams in coaching, mentoring and career development
  • Proficient in application/software architecture (definition, business process modeling, etc.)
  • Collaborative personality - ability to engage in interactive discussions with the global teams
  • Experience working with Big Data technology stack
  • Current on leading ML engineering philosophies, ideas, and tools
  • Experience with end-to-end Agile development

Why grow your career with Target AI?
  • You will work directly on the AI problems that have the most impact on Target's entire supply chain, forecasting and merchandising teams.
  • We value diversity. We believe that diversity and inclusion is of core importance when try to create positive in-store experiences for our guests, and we think it is also critically important when building our teams. Read more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • We love open source! Many of our team members contribute to open source communities and get to do it during work time. We try to contribute back to our communities where we can and are grateful to be able to open source some of our own projects!

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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