Lead AI Scientist - Digital and Marketing Core Capabilities (NLP, CV, and DL)

Employer
Target
Location
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Posted
Mar 24, 2022
Closes
Jul 04, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
JOIN US AS A LEAD AI SCIENTIST - DIGITAL (TARGET.COM) and MARKETING

As a Lead Ai Scientist on the Advanced Machine Learning (AML) team on our Digital and Marketing Core Capabilities products, you'll develop machine learning models and algorithms for next-gen capabilities that are crosscutting to multiple, high impact product areas for Target including Personalization/Recommendations, Digital Marketing and Search. You will work with business partners, Ai product teams and other Ai scientists to gain an understanding of our business needs and technology processes. You will build end-to-end Ai/ML solutions to meet those needs, including development, deployment, and maintenance of algorithms and models at the grandest scale!

In this role, you'll translate your knowledge of Natural Language Processing (NLP), Computer Vision (CV), and/or Deep Learning (DL) into products that impact millions of Target guests daily. You will get to work with the latest research and technology as your solutions will drive the next generation of guest experiences and business insights with a diverse, global team.

In Target's Advanced Machine Learning (AML) team as a Lead Ai Scientist, you will:

  • Analyze multi-modal data sets to formulate and validate statistical hypotheses and to find patterns and other actionable insights
  • Design and implement Machine Learning models, specifically in the areas of NLP and CV
  • Scale these models to learn from large data sets, optimize them for efficient performance
  • Test, validate, and deploy these models on modern computer hardware
  • Collaborate with other data scientists and ML engineers to solve high-impact business problems and to create operational efficiencies
  • Partner and closely communicate with internal stakeholders and cross-product teams in stitching together end-to-end technical solutions
  • Follow agile methodology to build high quality technical products
  • Keep abreast with the relevant work and research in the industry as well as in academia


Requirements:
  • MS or PhD in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Economics, Operations Research or equivalent quantitative and foundational expertise
  • 5+ years of experience in building and optimizing Machine Learning models to solve complex business problems
  • Proficient in Python, R, Java or equivalent programming language
  • Extensive hands on experience working with modern Deep Learning frameworks: Tensorflow and PyTorch
  • Expert in creating Deep Learning -based NLP and CV models
  • Theoretical and practical understanding NLP and CV applications, including, word and sentence embeddings, intent analysis, NER, image classification, and object detection
  • Able to adopt and modify publicly available Deep Neural Network (DNN) architectures for internal application needs
  • Demonstrated ability to develop large scale ML models and deploy them to production
  • Ability to test, measure, and monitor performance of algorithms - including in production
  • Expertise in Linear Algebra, Statistics, information theory or related Mathematical domains
  • Demonstrated experience in working with business teams and in driving value to business through analytical methods
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Champion of inclusive team culture with a mentality of continuous learning


Why work with us at Target Ai?

  • We Care, Grown and Win Together!
  • You'll work directly on large scale problems that have the most impact on Target's entire Digital (Target.com/mobile) and Marketing strategic initiatives
  • 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
  • We value diversity! We believe that diversity and inclusion are core importance when creating positive experiences for our guests and we think it's critically important when building our teams
  • We value our team members! We treat our team members like people, not like cogs in a machine. We value our team members for who they are, not just what they can get done. We are parents, hobbyists, enthusiasts, travelers, family members, community members and can offer flexibility to our team members' schedules/work arrangements so they can flourish both in and outside of work
  • Career development and our '50 days of Learning' mantra allow team member to learn from experts, publish, work on patents, grow new skillset as well as mentoring/volunteering


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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