Lead Data Scientist - Ad Tech / Marketing

5 - 7 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/15/18
Sunnyvale, CA
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/15/18

Job ID: BUS0001FV

Description: JOIN US AS A LEAD DATA SCIENTIST – AD TECH /MARKETINGTarget is looking for a Lead Data Scientist to help answer business questions in an ongoing, reliable way while leading both research and team of world-class data experts.  Specifically, our team works on using real-time, nationwide Target data to understand and predict omnichannel guest behavior for a proprietary new ad tech product/service.  We’re in the early stages of implementing known solutions and discovering new solutions while looking for a data scientist to take a hands-on role to help us implement and scale as an expert on the Target team in Sunnyvale. In this role you will:

  • Find data science solutions to problems that venture into uncharted territory: we haven’t seen people trying to solve some of the problems we’re looking at!
  • Implement data science solutions to problems with known solutions: we do have to solve some important problems that other people have found important too.
  • Keep up-to-date with the state of the art advancements in similar problems: we want you to be our technical expert.
  • Act as a seasoned data scientist who can help others on the team plan their research and implementation.
  • Ramp up as a technical lead as the product grows and scales.
  • Learn about Target’s existing business. This is a role where business context is critical.

Required Qualifications:

  • M.S. in Applied Mathematics, Advanced Statistics, Physics, Bio Statistics, Bio Science, Operations Research, Econometrics and/or Computer Science
  • 3+ years of experience deploying algorithms and writing production level code
  • Experience designing algorithms on Hadoop ecosystem
  • A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data
  • Solid understanding of statistical modeling and Machine Learning
  • Proficiency in data analytics languages such as SQL, R and Python
  • Strong communication skills to explain the models to a non-technical audience  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Mathematics, Advanced Statistics, Physics, Machine Learning, Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • Has experience with digitalmarketing data analytics (online advertising or web analytics)
  • Extensive experience as technical lead on large scale/complex models
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