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Best Buy Senior Data Scientist in Richfield, Minnesota


Job Title:

Senior Data Scientist

Job Category:

Digital & Information Technology

Store Number or Department:

957290-105-D&A COE-Data Science-Capabilities

Job Description:

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 Senior Data Scientist , you’ll take the lead in innovative applications of state-of-the-art statistical and machine learning methods in a scientifically rigorous manner, diving into large and complex data across the enterprise to answer the difficult questions that are foundational to driving real-world value by offering deep insight into every aspect of the business. In this role, you will have the opportunity to be involved in important strategic efforts to provide analytic thought leadership that drives a data-grounded perspective to help Best Buy think critically and differently about all aspects of our business to improve our core capabilities and unleash the next generation of customer experiences that will transform the way Best Buy operates day-to-day.

Join us if you want to spend your time:

  • Applying scientific methods to solve real-world business problems using data

  • Utilizing cutting edge statistical and machine learning methods to dig deep into complex data to deliver data-driven solutions across all areas of the business

  • Employing broad and deep knowledge of statistics, machine learning, and data science to contribute to and enhance Best Buy’s core data science capabilities

  • Leveraging best practices from coding and software development & design to support building scalable, legible, and reproducible machine learning experiments

  • Supporting & contributing to the development of highly scalable systems based on state-of-the-art machine learning techniques that provide batch and real-time scoring and inference as a service

  • Working with business partners to identify the biggest opportunities to bring Best Buy to the next level and influence key decisions around real products that impact and improve the lives of millions of people

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a highly quantitative field (e.g. Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math, Operations Research, etc) or equivalent experience.

  • 4 years of experience contributing to development of ML and/or AI driven products or capabilities or other related functions (e.g. ML science or engineering, data science, advanced analytics). Advanced degrees in relevant fields may be counted towards experience requirements.

  • Strong understanding of at least one focus area of data science (e.g. statistics, operations research, design and analysis of experiments, machine learning, quantitative analysis, etc)

  • Strong data mining skills with the ability to leverage distributed processing to scale to big data

  • Fluency with at least one data science/analytics programming language (e.g. Python, R, Julia)

  • Proven experience applying state-of-the-art machine learning or deep learning principles to real-world problems in, e.g., econometrics, computer vision, or natural language understanding

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 designing & deploying ML experiment pipelines with, e.g., Kubeflow

  • Experience using high-performance machine learning and/or data mining frameworks

  • 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 products

  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to a wide spectrum of cross-functional team members

Req #:


Address Line 1:

7601 Penn Avenue South







Job Level:

Individual Contributor

Employment Category:

Full Time


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