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Lead AI Scientist - Statistics/ML/Pricing/Optimization -2

Apply Now Job ID: R0000079212 job family: Artificial Intelligence schedule: Full time Location: Target Corporation India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka, India, 560045;


As a Lead A.I. Scientist on the Pricing and Demand Forecasting team with Target AI in Bangalore you’ll develop artificial intelligence models and algorithms for our retail business. You will work closely with partner team data scientists and Merch business partners to continuously learn more about our business and particularly develop an understanding of the various processes we have in play. You will partner with engineers and applied scientists on partner teams to build solutions for our business needs including development, deployment, and maintenance of algorithms and models at scale! 

Our team oversees the creation and development of the Demand Forecasting quantitative platform, building the key components which allow us to evaluate the demand and prices of our products and proprietary ‘new ventures’ products.  We aim to develop these tools to be more efficient and precise, whilst also making them directly available to our business team users, hence allowing us to quickly respond to our Guest’s needs in store and online.

In this role at Target as a Lead AI Scientist, you'll: 

  • Change the way demand forecasting and pricing is originated in retail and at Target.
  • Create our next generation demand and pricing platform at a Fortune 30 company.
  • Write code for math/stats models to evaluate demand for millions of items and compute prices.
  • Partner with business users and other scientists / engineers to build a framework allowing us to develop a new platform to more efficiently estimate demand and price on the fly.
  • Impact our business by improving our ability to serve our Guests and by directly reducing compute cost through more efficient algorithms.
  • Coordinate the analysis, troubleshooting, and resolution of issues in our software and the broader infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams so that the data science products are embedded in production systems.
  • Understands interrelationships and impacts of data and technology upon the Target environment
  • Identifies and escalates issues and, when necessary, pulls appropriate teams together to solve challenge/issue, etc
  • Encourages team members to deep dive into analytical problems.
  • Participates in internal & external technology & analytical forums and discussions
  • Prioritize workload, ensure high quality of solutions that adhere to standards and best practices are delivered in timely fashion.

What we're looking for: 

  • B.Tech (+6 years of relevant exp), M.Tech, M.Sc. (+5 years of relevant exp), Ph.D. (+3 years of relevant experience) in Engineering, Operation Research, Mathematics, Engineering, Statistics preferred
  • Experienced in building machine learning models, AI models, optimization algorithms or equivalent experience 
  • Experienced in Optimization, data analysis, data mining, mathematical modeling and programming, statistical analysis, forecasting/predictive modeling, simulations, visualizations etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with ambiguous problem definitions, recognize dependencies and deliver impactful solutions through logical problem solving and technical ideations
  • Ability to learn new analytical methods and technologies and apply in practical business problems
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision to research and test innovative solutions.
  • Proficient in one or more of Python, C++, Java, Scala or equivalent programming language 
  • Deployed large scale models/algorithms in prior experience 

Bonus Points:

  • Strong quantitative skills including specific experience with Statistical Inference, Generalized Linear Models, Markov Decision Processes
  • Experience working with large event-driven distributed systems and multi-threaded applications.

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 and merchandising teams. 
  • We value diversity. We believe that diversity and inclusion is core importance when try to create positive in-store experiences for our guests, and we think it is also critically important when building our team. 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!  


  • Eligible team members will receive market competitive package including competitive pay, health, accidental and life insurance coverage, gratuity and provident fund, training and development and other perks and benefits. Target is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is a drug-free workplace.

About Target®

  • Minneapolis-based Target Corporation serves guests at stores nationwide and at Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education®.
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