Lead AI Scientist - Computer Vision

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 09, 2021
Dec 16, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time

The AI team at Target is a fast growing and dynamic team. Our AI scientists work to create valuable retail insights through state-of-the-art mathematical models powered by cutting edge AI technologies. Business teams, empowered with these insights, provide joy of everyday shopping to each Target guest.

As a Lead AI Scientist in AI Foundations you'll be expected to research and develop software solutions for computer vision, natural language understanding, and other machine learning based products. You will create solutions using Agile practices and DevOps principles. Responsibilities will include model development, designing, programming, debugging and supporting high quality, distributed, large scale software solutions.

We are looking for a highly-motivated research/engineering professional who is a team player and can engage with both technical and business team members.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop classical and deep Computer Vision models for visual embedding, object detection, segmentation, 3D computer vision, etc.
  • Prototype, design, and own individual components of a larger ML solution
  • Workflow management using Oozie, Hadoop, Slurm
  • Embrace the needs of the customers and stakeholders and take ownership
  • Ensure that quality of code meets standards and guidelines
  • Collaborate with internal partner organizations in developing an integrated solution
  • Develop AI related software systems using continuous integration and continuous deployment practices
  • Follow agile methodology for software development and technical documentation
  • Innovate constantly and stay current with latest technologies while staying focused on solving problems at hand.


  • MS or PhD in Computer Science or related field
  • Experience with computer vision and machine learning model development and deployment in an industrial setting
  • 2+ years' experience in developing software applications
  • Understand application/software development and design
  • Ability to test and measure algorithms
  • Strong leadership, organization and communication skills

Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience working on Big Data technologies like Hadoop, Spark and Hive
  • Working knowledge of Docker
  • Knowledge and experience with production ready data driven applications that are observable, maintainable, and scalable
  • Proficiency in at-least one of the following languages: Python, Java, C++

Why grow your career with Target AI?

  • You will work directly on the AI/ML problems that have the most impact on Target's entire Digital, Supply Chain, Forecasting and Merchandising teams at the grandest scale.
  • We value diversity. We believe that diversity and inclusion is of core importance when we 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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