Sr Data Scientist

Target   •  

Minneapolis, MN

5 - 7 years

Posted 209 days ago

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Job ID: BUS0001H4



The Sr. Data Scientist for Testing and Measurement will operate in a growth environment at the intersection of businesses, products, data and technology.  You will collaborate with business and product teams within Target’s digital space to uncover insights and build solutions to problems for and Target Mobile. You will work with senior leaders to shape the future of Target with a rigorous, data-based and solution oriented mindset as part of Target’s Enterprise Data, Analytics and Business Intelligence center of excellence (EDABI). Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of visionary thinking and groundbreaking action.  As a Sr. Data Scientist for Testing and Measurement within EDABI, you will take the lead as you…

  • Work independently with partners to define problems and create solutions using advanced statistics, testing methods, data analysis, data mining, predictive modeling, optimization and machine learning
  • Execute conjoint analysis, logistic regression, spatial models, time-series models, Poisson models, survival models, hierarchical models and Naïve-Bayesian estimators
  • Apply Natural Language Processing, latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA), topic modeling and search relevance
  • Develop plans for recommender systems, collaborative filtering techniques and propensity modeling
  • Design tests, generate experiments and deploy algorithms based on data science and technology
  • Drive acceptance of your solutions and influence decision-makers to use the results of your work
  • Understand and anticipate problems, move with speed to solve them and enable your partners to make better decisions more quickly
  • Evaluate new commerce data technologies to determine effectiveness and integration feasibility with Target’s digital commerce platforms


  • 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
  • 4+ years of experience using data science and technology approaches to solve real business problems
  • Proficiency at scale with some of the following: SQL, R, Python, Hadoop, Spark, visualization software, etc.
  • Understand technical and analytical approaches, including: digital and brick and mortar A/B and multivariate testing (design, execution and analysis) and predictive modeling
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to speak to both business and technical teams as well as clearly translate ideas between them
  • Comfort with ambiguity and open-ended problems
  • Desire and ability to learn new technologies and concepts quickly


  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Experience growing a Digital/Mobile/.com or Retail business