Sr. AI Scientist - Next Gen Demand Forecasting (applied ML)

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Oct 13, 2021
Dec 10, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time

Join Target's Artificial Intelligence team where you can help define and shape what the future of retail looks like! Our team oversees the creation and development of the Demand Forecasting quantitative platform - building the key components which allow us to evaluate the demand and prices of our products and proprietary "'new ventures" products. We aim to develop these tools to be more efficient and precise - while also making them directly available to our business team users, allowing us to quickly respond to our guest's needs.

In Target's AI team, the Sr AI Scientist for our Demand Forecasting team will contribute as follows:
  • Develop forecasting algorithms that help solve key business challenges in Supply Chain and Merchandising related to pricing and assortment on the grandest scale
  • Gather and analyze data to solve and address highly complex business problems and evaluate scenarios to make predictions on future outcomes and support decision making
  • Produce large scale implementations of various ML models using multiple rich data sources
  • Learn from your global teammates as you collaborate to develop effective AI solutions for Target

  • MS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Economics, Operations Research or equivalent work experience in related field
  • Demonstrated proficiency in one of the following programming languages: Python, Java or Scala
  • 3+ years of experience developing and deploying algorithms in a production environment
  • Strong engineering mindset and exposure to software engineering principles, agile methodologies, data pipeline engineering, distributed systems and ML at scale
  • Experience querying large databases with SQL, HQL or some variation
  • Strong collaboration skills and a willingness to teach and learn from both tech and business experts
  • A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience designing algorithms for time series forecasting and demand forecasting engines
  • Experience in establishing standards and best practices in the development and production deployment of statistical data models
  • Experience using ML and Deep Learning frameworks such as Tensorflow, Keras or PyTorch

Why grow your career with Target AI?
  • You'll work directly on the AI/ML problems that have the most impact on Target's entire Supply Chain, Merchandising, Digital and Forecasting teams
  • We value diversity! We believe that diversity and inclusion is of core importance when we 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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