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Associate Director, Applied Machine Learning

Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by Best Buy

Minneapolis, MN 55423
Retail Trade
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

As an Associate Director of Machine Learning Science - Planning & Optimization, you'll have the opportunity to lead a team of machine learning scientists that are researching and developing cutting-edge machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms that solve some of the companys hardest problems and transform the way Best Buy operates day-to-day. In this role you will combine strategic thinking with your leadership skills, strong software engineering expertise and deep knowledge of ML and AI algorithms to lead a team focused on architecting, developing, and operationalizing models, algorithms, and production quality codebases that power key capabilities including forecasting, labor planning, optimal inventory placement, supply chain optimization, improving the performance of advertising/marketing campaigns, and automating media campaign planning and management.

Join us if you want to spend your time:

Leading a team of top-tier machine learning scientists as they build some of the most business critical capabilities that will accelerate Best Buy's strategic growth
Guiding development of highly scalable algorithms based on state-of-the-art machine learning techniques such as new applications of transformers/multi-headed self-attention, Bayesian/stochastic optimization, probabilistic graphical models, spatio-temporal graphs, and graph neural networks
Applying software engineering/architecture knowledge to guide teams developing and deploying solutions that can scale to solving enormously complex billion node graph problems or serve millions of requests per second with millisecond latency
Utilizing broad and deep knowledge of machine learning and software engineering to contribute to the roadmap of Best Buy's core machine learning capabilities
Providing technical leadership for multiple efforts building real products that influence and enhance the lives of millions of people and drive and deliver tens of millions of dollars in impact to Best Buy's bottom line
Coaching and mentoring other machine learning scientists to elevate talent across Best Buy

Required Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in a highly quantitative field (eg Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math, Operations Research, etc) or equivalent experience
Extensive machine learning and algorithmic background with expert level understanding of at least one of the following areas: supervised and unsupervised learning methods, reinforcement learning, deep learning, Bayesian inference, graphical modeling, or nonlinear/stochastic optimization
8 years of experience building ML and/or AI driven products or other similar related functions (eg software engineering, data science, advanced analytics). Advanced degrees in relevant fields may be counted towards experience requirements.
2 years of experience leading technical research and production grade development efforts/teams
Excellent communication skills with a superb ability to communicate technical information to a wide spectrum of cross-functional team members
Fluency with at least one data science/analytics programming language (eg Python, R, Julia)
Strong software design and implementation skills with a general-purpose programming language (eg Scala, Swift, C++/C#, Java, Haskell, etc)

Preferred Qualifications:

4+ years of experience with direct people management or leading technical teams
Masters degree or Ph.D in a highly quantitative field (eg Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math, Operations Research, etc)
Experience using high performance machine learning libraries and/or deep learning frameworks (eg PyTorch, Tensorflow, RAPIDs, etc)
Experience building distributed data processing pipelines (eg Apache Spark, Apache Beam)
Experience building scalable distributed products to implement batch, real-time, and streaming machine learning products
Strong functional programming development skills

Reference: 1152699148

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