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Senior Data Scientist

Minneapolis, MN
Closing date
Jun 7, 2022

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Information Technology, Science
Employment Status
Full Time

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Target Enterprise, Inc. is seeking a full-time Senior Data Scientist at our offices in Minneapolis, MN. This position is part of the Target Data Science & Analytics team that creates the tools and data products to sustainably educate and enable business partners to make great data-based decisions at Target. This position requires a Master's degree or equivalent in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related quantitative field and 3 years of related experience. In the alternative, will accept a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a related quantitative field and 5 years related (progressive, post-baccalaureate) experience. Must also have 12 months of experience (which may have been gained concurrently) with each of the following: (1) building, optimizing, and scaling Python/R code, SQL queries, and Linux/Unix/awk commands to collect, clean, wrangle, visualize, and validate large data sets; (2) analyzing the data, creating output variables, generating enhanced derived input features, performing variable screening and variable reduction, and applying mathematical concepts to generate statistics, build predictive models, and perform statistical testing and measurement; (3) deploying, monitoring, troubleshooting, adding enhancements to, and scaling predictive models and analytics products on the cloud infrastructure for end user real-time utilization of data science solutions; (4) building and evaluating supervised and un-supervised Machine Learning models including Random Forests, Extreme Gradient Boosting, Support Vector Machines, Logistic Regression, Linear Regression, and K-means Clustering; and (5) writing performance reports for finished models using ROC curves, Lift curves, and confusion matrix to evaluate models, to compare model performances between versions, and to present the results to clients and prospects. Will accept experience gained before, during or after Master's program. Position includes a telecommute benefit within commuting distance to a Minneapolis-area Target office, as directed. Please apply online at


About Target Corporation

At Target, we provide a convenient one-stop shopping solution for our guests with an assortment including food, commodities, home furnishings, electronics, sporting goods, toys and apparel and accessories.

We operate 1,740 stores and 38 distribution facilities in 49 states. In addition, is the third most-visited retail Web site worldwide with more than 25 million unique visitors each month.

Our commitment to offering affordable and accessible design sets us apart from our competition. We develop exclusive partnerships with internationally recognized and up-and-coming designers. We believe that smart, affordable design should be part of everybody's life.

People want to work, and stay, at Target because of our great culture, our engaging brand, growth potential and because of our reputation for doing the right thing.

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