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Sr Data Scientist - Recommendations (Applied ML, Deep Learning, Relevance Systems)

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Start date
Mar 23, 2023
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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Retail / Wholesale
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Details


Join Target's Data Sciences team where you can help us define and shape what the future of retail looks like. In Target's Data Sciences team, the Sr. Data Scientist for our Recommendation team will contribute as follows:
  • Develop algorithms that personalize the shopping experience for Target's guests on and the Target app
  • Partner with Digital teams as they build new guest experiences to make shopping at Target easy and inspiring
  • Gather and analyze big data to solve and address highly complex business problems and evaluate scenarios to make predictions on future outcomes and support decision making

Use your skills, experience and talents to contribute to groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Sr Data Scientist, you'll take the lead as you:
  • Develop and deploy data science and technology-based algorithmic solutions to address business needs
  • Produce large scale implementations of various machine learning models using multiple rich data sources
  • Learn from your high achieving teammates as you collaborate to develop effective data-driven solutions for Target

  • MS in a Mathematical field (e.g., Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Physics, Economics, Operations Research) or equivalent foundational work expertise
  • 3 plus years of experience developing machine learning and/or statistical models in a production environment
  • Demonstrated engineering mindset and exposure to software engineering principles, agile methodologies, data pipeline engineering, distributed systems and ML at scale
  • Proficient in Python, Java or Scala
  • Experience querying large databases with SQL, HQL or some variation
  • Team player with advanced collaboration skills and a willingness to both teach and learn from technical as well as business experts
  • A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Extensive experience designing algorithms for a relevance system such as recommendations or search/ranking products
  • Experience using machine learning and/or deep learning frameworks such as Scikit Learn, Tensorflow, Keras, or PyTorch

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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