Associate Director, Applied Machine Learning - ML Services

Best Buy
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Job Description

Best Buy Digital and Technology teams are working in a hybrid work model. Most roles can be predominantly work from home but the person who fills this role will must be within a commutable distance to the Richfield, MN, Seattle, WA, Atlanta, GA, or Boston, MA offices.

We believe that our company’s success depends on the passion and creativity of our amazing employees. To create environments in which our people can fully thrive, we turn to our guiding behaviors: Be human. Make it real. Think about tomorrow. These set the tone for Best Buy, along with our Rallying Cry: Let’s talk about what’s possible. Our supportive leaders collaborate with their teams through ongoing feedback and two-way dialogue to maintain a culture continual learning. All these factors combine to create an unbeatable experience for both customers and employees. If you like to have fun while you work, build confidence and grow your career, you’ll fit right in.

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 an Associate Director, Applied Machine Learning, you’ll 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, building 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 like:

  • Leading the design and development of ML solutions as services
  • Managing, mentoring and coaching a team of ML Scientists & Engineers leveraging state-of-the-art machine learning and deep learning techniques such as Transformer models with multi-headed self-attention, Bayesian optimization, and Graph Neural Networks and more!
  • Applying software engineering skills to lead development and deployment of solutions that can scale to 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
  • Having fun!

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a highly quantitative field (Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math, Operations Research or related) or equivalent experience
  • Prior experience building, deploying, and serving ML models as resilient, elastically scalable cloud native services
  • 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 (e.g. software engineering, data science, advanced analytics). Advanced degrees in relevant fields may be counted towards experience requirements.
  • 3 years of experience managing a team of machine learning scientists and engineers
  • Fluency 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 (Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math, Operations Research or related)
  • Experience building production grade ML models using one or more Deep Learning frameworks like TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch, MXNet or ONNX
  • Experience with one or more CI/CD, MLOps, DataOps and Orchestration platforms like KubeFlow, Prefect, Apache Airflow, MLFlow, Spark, Luigi, or Argo for end-to-end model building, training, serving and monitoring
  • Experience building & deploying ML products over GCP and/or AWS
  • Strong functional programming development skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to a wide spectrum of cross-functional team members
  • Open source contributions or GitHub portfolio

Company Info.

Best Buy

Best Buy Co., Inc. is an American multinational consumer electronics retailer headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota. Originally founded by Richard M. Schulze and James Wheeler in 1966 as an audio specialty store called Sound of Music, it was rebranded under its current name with an emphasis on consumer electronics in 1983.

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