1+ months

Lead AI Scientist - Feature Management (Data Engineering/ML)

Minneapolis, MN 55415


Artificial Intelligence at Target is a hyper-growing, dynamic global team. AI Scientists work closely with other teams to create valuable insights using voluminous data collected from external and internal systems. Business operations are empowered with these insights to help achieve Targets purpose of providing joy of everyday shopping to each Target guest.

As a Lead AI Scientist in the Feature Management team, you will be expected to understand data. You will utilize science, engineering and statistical tools to design and create software solutions that curate and maintain meaningful data features utilized within scientific models. You will employ software development principles of Agile and DevOps for creating such software. Responsibilities will include a mix of collecting, analyzing, cleansing, curating, imputing, validating data and designing, programming, debugging, supporting high quality, distributed, large scale software solutions.

Were looking for a highly-motivated, technology curious, data professional whos also a team player that can collaborate with both technical and business team members.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and create data features at scale
  • Partner with modelers for feature selection
  • Develop software systems in an agile environment using TDD employing CI/CD practices
  • Partner with other global team members to solve business problems
  • Innovate constantly and stay current with latest technologies


  • PhD/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years experience in developing software applications
  • 3+ years experience working with volume and variety of data in a production environment
  • 2+ years hands on experience working on Big Data technologies - Hadoop, Spark and Hive
  • Well versed with fundamentals of Computer Science: data structures, algorithms, etc.
  • Proficiency in at least one of the following languages: Java, Scala or Python
  • Familiarity with fundamentals of Applied Math: linear algebra, statistics, information theory, etc.
  • Understand application/software development and design

Why grow your career with Target AI?

  • You will work directly on the AI problems that have the most impact on Target's entire supply chain, forecasting, digital/.com and merchandising teams
  • We value diversity! We believe that diversity and inclusion is of core importance when try to create positive in-store 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 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!

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: 2021-05-24 Expires: 2021-08-20

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