Lead Data Scientist

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 20, 2021
May 17, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Behind one of the world's best loved brands is a uniquely capable and brilliant team of data scientists, engineers and analysts. The Target Data & Analytics team creates the tools and data products to sustainably educate and enable our business partners to make great data-based decisions at Target. We help develop the technology that personalizes the guest experience, from product recommendations to relevant ad content.

The scope of work for this role will include model creation for pricing & promotional COE applications which is inclusive but not limited to the following: model selection, feature selection, model accuracy and measurement while providing transparency and collaboration with internal partners. The person in this role will provide input and analytics expertise to the product development team and serve as a change agent to help drive adoption and acceptance of analytical approaches.

This role will have the credibility and technical acumen to influence business stakeholders, product owners, peers by providing analytical insight and transparency throughout development lifecycle. The role will contribute to the development / improvement of processes as they pertain to Analytics and Reporting and lay out the vision for development of new reports, models and tools that will create the value for businesses.

As a Lead Data Scientist, you will also be expected to mentor/train other scientists on technical solutions. You'll work directly with managers, data science, engineering and business users to share insight and provide access statistical output. You'll engage with product owners and users to review analysis and recommend additional data points and analytical techniques to be applied.

Essential functions:
  • Gathers and analyzes data to solve and address highly complex business problems and evaluate scenarios to make predictions on future outcomes and support decision making
  • Designs and drives the creation of new standards and best practices in the use of statistical data modeling, big data and optimization tools for Target
  • Partners with cross functional teams to deliver on business objectives
  • Provides insight and guidance to business partners and leadership
  • Drives efficiencies across analytics and reporting processes through automation
  • Supports ad hoc requests from business teams, partners and other stakeholders
  • Experience in designing business intelligence reports and dashboards
  • Collaborate with engineering teams so that the data science products are embedded in production systems.
  • Partner with applications teams to define the right interfaces, and help integrate ML models into the applications

About you:
  • 4 - 6 year degree or equivalent experience
  • Programming Experience: R, Python, SQL, Scala; ability to learn and apply new languages and test driven development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Math and/or Statistics; Mathematical logic (AND, OR, NOT); Descriptive and Inferential Statistics; Applied Calculus (weighted averages, rates of change, single variable)
  • Statistical modeling
  • Demonstrate Testing and Research design; apply the scientific method and experimental design; generate insight from observation data

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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