Lead Data Scientist - DS Optimization

Target   •  

Sunnyvale, CA

5 - 7 years

Posted 217 days ago

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Lead Data Scientist - DS Optimization

Apply Now Job ID: BUS0001H8 Date posted: 04/20/2018 Location: Sunnyvale CA, Sunnyvale, California Description:
About This OpportunityJoin the Target.com interactive team, where your goal is to make the multi-channel shoppingexperience as simple, secure and enjoyable as a visit to your local Target store. You’ll develop strategies that drivesales and innovation while creating a fast, funexperience that inspires guest loyalty.Anticipates future business needs and identifies opportunities for complex analysis. Gathers and analyzes data to solve and address highly complex business problems and evaluate scenarios to make predictions on future outcomes andsupport decision making. Designs and drives the creation of new standards and best practices in the use of statistical data modeling,big data and optimization tools for Target.com and Mobile.Use your skills,experienceand talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.

  • Execute solutions to business problems using data analysis, data mining, optimization tools, and machine learning techniques and statistics
  • Deploy data-science and technology based algorithmic solutions to address business needs for Target’s digital business
  • Evaluate new commerce data technologies to determine the effectiveness of the solution and its feasibility of integration with Target’s current digital commerce platforms
  • Utilize recommender systems, collaborative filtering techniques, propensity modeling to drive Target business priorities
  • Implement Natural Language Processing, Latent-Dirichlet Analysis, Topic Modeling, search relevance
  • Execute large scale models using Logistic Regression, Linear Models Family (Poisson models, Survival models, Hierarchical models, Naïve-Bayesian estimators), Conjoint Analysis, Spatial models, Time-series models


  • M.S. in math, advanced statistics, physics, bio statistics, bio science, operations research and/or computer science
  • 3+ years of experience deploying algorithms in a production environment
  • Experience designing algorithms on Hadoop ecosystem
  • Experience with recommendation systems
  • A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Similar Industry Titles and Key Words: Algorithm Developer, Junior Scientist, Project Scientist
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