Principal Machine Learning Scientist,

Best Buy
Best Buy

Job Overview

We at Best Buy work hard every day to enrich the lives of customers through technology, whether they come to us online, visit our stores or invite us into their homes. We do this by solving technology problems and addressing key human needs across a range of areas, including entertainment, productivity, communicating with coworkers and loved ones, preparing nutritious food, providing security for your home and family, and helping you take your health to the next level.As a Principal Machine Learning Scientist, youll take the lead driving research, development, and applications of cutting-edge machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms across multiple technical teams to build innovative technologies, services, and products that solve the company’s hardest problems and accelerate Best Buy’s core growth. 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 technical efforts to architect, develop, and operationalize models, algorithms, and production quality codebases that form the core engines that unleash the next generation of customer experiences and transform the way Best Buy operates day-to-day. Join us if you want to spend your time:Developing highly scalable algorithms based on state-of-the-art machine learning techniques such as new derivatives of the Transformer model and multi-headed self-attention, Bayesian optimization, and stochastic dynamic graphs to build products related to personalization, forecasting, healthcare, cybersecurity, etcApplying software engineering skills to develop and deploy solutions that can scale to millions of requests per second with millisecond latencyUtilizing broad and deep knowledge of machine learning and software engineering to contribute to the roadmap of Best Buys core machine learning capabilitiesProviding 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 Buys bottom lineCoaching and mentoring more junior machine learning scientists to elevate the talent bar across Best Buy Required Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in a highly quantitative field (e.g. Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math, Operations Research, etc) or equivalent experienceExtensive 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 optimization8 years of experience building ML and/or AI driven products or other similar related functions (e.g. 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/teamsFluency with at least one data science/analytics programming language (e.g. Python, R, Julia) Strong software design and implementation skills with a general-purpose programming language (e.g. Scala, Swift, C++/C#, Java, Haskell, etc) Preferred Qualifications:Master’s degree or Ph.D in a highly quantitative field (e.g. Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math, Operations Research, etc)Experience using high performance machine learning libraries and/or deep learning frameworks (e.g. PyTorch, Tensorflow, RAPIDs, etc)Experience building distributed data processing pipelines (e.g. Apache Spark, Apache Beam)Experience building scalable distributed products to implement batch, real-time, and streaming machine learning productsStrong functional programming development skillsAbility to effectively communicate technical information to a wide spectrum of cross-functional team membersExperience mentoring and coaching junior team membersPrincipal Machine Learning Scientist, 1

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