Sr Data Scientist - Digital

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Oct 13, 2021
Jan 15, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
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. We're also the source of the data and analytics behind Target's Internet of Things (iOT) applications, fraud detection, Supply Chain optimization and demand forecasting. We play a key role in identifying the test-and-measure or A/B test opportunities that continuously help Target improve the guest experience, whether they love to shop in stores or at

As a Sr Data Scientist - Digital, you will work on a plethora of data science problems aligned with the Digital business at Target. You'll apply mathematical concepts to data and business questions to generate insight and action. This role focuses on advancing the data, metrics, and analysis into statistically driven applications. The Sr Data Scientist spends about 50% of their time analyzing the data and applying mathematical concepts to generate statistics, models, and tests. As part of a team they consult on analysis and testing along with their users. They also document model selection criteria and how to interpret the model output for other stakeholders.

About you:
  • 4 year degree or equivalent experience
  • Understands Programming: Python, Jupyter, SQL, XML; ability to learn and apply new languages and test driven development
  • Demonstrates strong Math and/or Statistics; Mathematical logic (AND, OR, NOT); Descriptive and Inferential Statistics; Applied Calculus (weighted averages, rates of change, single variable)
  • Statistical modeling experience
  • Strong story-telling skills to connect insights derived from data to practical business use cases
  • Familiar with Source Code Management (git)
  • Prior experience with BigRed preferred but not required

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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