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Lead AI Scientist - Advanced Machine Learning (Computer Vision/Deep Learning)

Minneapolis, MN 55415


As a Lead AI Scientist on the Advanced Machine Learning team, youll develop artificial intelligence models and algorithms for our retail business key strategic initiatives! Youll work with business partners and other AI Scientists to gain an understanding of our business needs and technology processes. You will build end-to-end AI solutions to meet those needs, including development, deployment, and maintenance of algorithms and models.

In this role, you will translate your knowledge of Computer Vision and/or NLP into products that impact millions of Target guests daily. Youll get to work with the latest research and technology - as your solutions will drive the next generation of guest experiences and business insights at the grandest scale.

In Targets Advanced Machine Learning team as a Lead AI Scientist, you will:

  • Develop and deploy models, algorithms for computer vision and/or natural language processing using deep/machine learning
  • Implement complex technical problems in a retail business setting
  • Partner and communicate clearly with technology partners, engineers, and business partners to define and deliver solutions
  • Partner with engineers to design, deploy and productize algorithms and models
  • Review and measure models and algorithms developed by the team
  • Keep abreast of industrial and academic research
  • Mentor and train peer scientists and engineers
  • Support agile ceremonies


  • 4+ years of experience in building ML and AI models, optimization algorithms or equivalent experience
  • Proficient in one or more of Python, Java, Scala, C++or equivalent programming language
  • Deployed large scale models and algorithms in production
  • Deep understanding of data structures and algorithms
  • Expertise in linear algebra, statistics, information theory or related mathematical domains
  • Understanding of Deep Learning, dynamicprogramming,ReinforcementLearning or related areas both in theory and practice
  • Ability to test and measure algorithms
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • PhD in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Physics, Operations Research or related quantitative field
  • Fluency in Python and proficiency in building Deep Learning frameworks (e.g. Tensorflow, PyTorch, scikit-learn)
  • Theoretical and practical understanding of Computer Vision/Image and NLP applications, including: image classification, object detection and tracking, named entity recognition, and word and sentence embeddings

Why work with us at Target AI?

  • You will work directly on the problems that have the most impact on Target's entire Computer Vision/Image strategy!
  • We are using great tools. Not only are we using programming languages like Haskell, Rust, Scala and Python, but we are also using modern tooling and infrastructure like Nix, Kubernetes and Kafka.
  • We love open source! Many of our team members contribute to open source communities and get to do it during work time. We try to contribute back to our communities where we can and are grateful to be able to open source some of our own projects!
  • We value diversity. We believe that diversity and inclusion are core importance when trying to create positive experiences for our guests and we think it is also critically important when building our teams. Read more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • We value our team members. We treat our team members like people, not like cogs in a machine. We value our team members for who they are, not just what they can get done. We are parents, hobbyists, enthusiasts, family members, community members and can offer flexibility to our team members' schedules and work arrangements so that they can flourish both inside and outside of work.

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.


Posted: 2021-01-08 Expires: 2021-02-07

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