targetTarget is looking for a Principal Data Scientist – Business Intelligence in Minneapolis, MN. According to the post, “The Principal Data Scientist 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 and support 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.”

Responsibilities of the position include: “Interprets problems and provide solutions to business problems using data analysis, data mining, optimization tools, and machine learning techniques and statistics. Design and deploy data-science and technology based algorithmic solutions to address business needs for Target’s digital business Identify, understand and evaluate new commerce data technologies to determine the effectiveness of the solution and its feasibility of integration with Target’s current digital commerce platforms. Deliver spike development and prototype with emphasis on personalization capabilities, search technology, marketing insights and conversion analysis. Utilize recommender systems, collaborative filtering techniques, propensity modeling to drive Target business priorities. Configure and implement Natural Language Processing, Latent-Dirichlet Analysis, Topic Modeling, search relevance.”

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