Principal Data Scientist - Forecasting (Full-Time Remote OR Hybrid)

Employer
Target
Location
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Posted
Sep 21, 2022
Closes
Oct 03, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
About Us:

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.

Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It's how we care, grow, and win together.

Every time a guest enters a Target store or browses Target.com, they experience the impact of Target's investments in technology and innovation. We're the technologists behind one of the most loved retail brands, delivering joy to millions of our guests, team members, and communities.

Join our global in-house technology team of more than 4,000 engineers, data scientists, architects, coaches and product managers striving to make Target the most convenient, safe and joyful place to shop. We use agile practices and leverage open-source software to adapt and build best-in-class technology for our team members and guests-and we do so with a focus on diversity and inclusion, experimentation and continuous learning.

A role with Target Data Sciences means the chance to help develop and manage state of the art predictive algorithms that use data at scale to automate and optimize decisions at scale. Whether you join our Statistics, Optimization or Machine Learning teams, you'll be challenged to harness Target's impressive data breadth to build the algorithms that power solutions our partners in Marketing, Supply Chain Optimization, Network Security and Personalization rely on.

Every Scientist on Target's Data Sciences team can expect modeling and data science, software/product development of highly performant code for Model Performance, to elevate Target's culture, and apply retail domain knowledge.

As a Principal Data Scientist on the Forecasting team, you'll influence by interacting with Data Sciences leaders, technical leaders outside of Data Sciences, business leaders, and other Data Sciences products leaders. You will perform within the scale and scope of your role by identifying the problem, being the architect of the solution, influencing the portfolio, contributing to Data Sciences' and Target's values by modeling, contributing, and elevating the culture. You'll get the opportunity to use your deep expertise in multiple areas from the following: machine learning, probability theory & statistics, optimization theory, Simulation, Econometrics, Deep Learning, Natural Language processing or computer vision. As you establish best practices/programming principles and advocate for best software engineering practices, you'll drive adoption of the latest science methodologies across retail problems. You will perform end-to-end technical architecture for scalable and performant Data Science solutions and integrate patterns into technology applications. You'll design and drive core data science modules to enable easy re-use across multiple products/models to ensure modeling consistency and determine technology strategy while articulating how technical strategy aligns with business goals. We'll look for you to help in technology evaluation and selection, as well as in creating technical product architectures, negotiate with Product Managers (PM) to ensure that the team has bandwidth to identify, prioritize and eliminate technical debt, and partner with business teams to translate business challenges into technical solutions. In addition, you will also model the impact of price changes on demand forecasts.

You'll partner with product/business in identifying the relevant problems to solve in their domain and with other Principals and leaders in identifying and solving for cross-product/domain optimization opportunities. While you serve as a Data Sciences ambassador across the enterprise, we'll look to you to showcase Data Science capabilities in broader Target forums and technical communities outside Target, invest in mentoring and career growth guidance for individual contributors and future technical leaders, and provide technical guidance to team and to leaders. Through your understanding of what other teams within Data Sciences do, you'll identify opportunities to drive cross-product efficiencies, understand the dependency between various applications/business processes and opportunities from cross-product optimization and develop deep understanding of multiple product areas that are inter-connected. The exciting part of retail? It's always changing! Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • 4-year degree in Quantitative disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and 9+ years of professional experience or equivalent industry experience
  • PhD degree in Quantitative disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) is preferred
  • 7+ years of experience in modeling and algorithm design
  • Significant expertise in linear algebra, statistics, information theory, econometrics, time series modeling, especially in statistical inference, generalized linear models, Markov decision processes
  • Highly proficient in Python, Scala, Kotlin and/or JVM ecosystem
  • Deep understanding of data structures and algorithms
  • Ability to test and measure algorithms/models
  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to clearly tell data driven stories through appropriate visualizations, graphs, and narratives


This position may be considered for a Full-Time Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on Target's needs. A Hybrid work arrangement means the team members core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a Target location. A Full-Time Remote work arrangement means the team member works full-time from home or an alternate location that's not a Target location, does not have a desk at their primary HQ work location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times a year.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada residents is $150,100 to $270,200.00 Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond. ​

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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