Lead Data Scientist- Ulta Beauty
Company: Ulta Beauty
Location: San Jose
Posted on: November 25, 2022
Discover the possibilities of our progressive, omnichannel approach
to beauty retail. At Ulta Beauty, our E-commerce associates sit at
the cutting edge of our efforts to reimagine the future of retail.
Through a full suite of new and emerging technologies, this team is
creating an enhanced buying experience for guests who crave
simplicity, choice, personal insights and the joy of discovery.
With greater interactivity. Inspired applications of big data, AI
and UI/UX. And creative that persuades and delights. All of this,
with the opportunity to experience smart ideas come to life.At Ulta
Beauty, we re forever imagining. Forever striving. Forever
investing in next-gen with deep and rich opportunities for ongoing
learning, growth and advancement. We encourage you to take control
of your career and set your own ceiling. For curious and
big-picture thinkers who can flex to the need and who want to
stretch themselves through courage and conviction, Ulta Beauty
provides an environment perfectly suited to your ambitions. Let s
build brilliant together. WHO WE ARE:Reinforced with two startup
acquisitions, the Digital Innovation team is part of Ulta s
commitment to accelerate innovation to further differentiate Ulta
Beauty and elevate our guest experience. Our mission is to bridge
digital & physical journeys by leading thought and discovering
technology to help create a differentiated & relevant guest
experience. With AR, VR, and ML, Digital Innovation has a lot of
fingers in a lot of pis. The Data Science Innovation team is at the
forefront of AI and ML at Ulta Beauty. We push boundaries and build
expertise - always looking for new ways to leverage existing data,
acquire new insights and change the way we view our guest journeys.
We believe in building AI solutions, not models. Taking a forward
view to each problem we work on, we strive to build holistic
solutions that get at the heart of what we re investigating. Meet
Antoine, your hiring manager.()Antoine thrives on applying
quantitative methods to real-world problems, and brings years of
experience as a data science and machine learning leader: from
quantitative trading algorithms to unmanned flight control systems,
to language models on unstructured text.Originally an applied
mathematician, Antoine has published several academic papers
related to imaging, finance, genetics and machine learning. An ex
startup founder, he loves building AI solutions from the business
perspective down to the engineering elements, rather than the other
way around. REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS:Instead of promising the moon
(things you ll work on per the JD) and delivering a regression (the
linear one you ll do on-the-job), here is a sampling of the kind of
projects already developed by the team you d be joining!
- Cross-platform gamified app based on social engagement.
- Product recommendation engine leveraging purchase data and web
- Ingredients similarity-based graph database and guest
- Embedding-based clustering of beauty-specific color swatches.
THE IMPACT YOU CAN HAVE: The Lead Data Scientist oversees a group
dedicated to novel projects and pure innovation - from gaming to
augmented reality. You relish the challenge of a blank page
problem, working with previously unexplored data sources, and
building out solutions that haven t been designed yet. Comfortable
with varied fields spanning weakly supervised learning, NLP,
Computer Vision and more, you re even more comfortable with picking
up new approaches as needed. You write modular and extensible code
and rapidly experiment with new ideas. You will lead and grow a
team of 2 data scientists and mentor them through multiple projects
simultaneously. There will be plenty of chances to flex your
individual skills as well with hands-on development work - more
time on keyboard, less time in meetings. This is a great
opportunity to come in at the ground level and make your mark in a
startup environment, while delivering products that impact millions
of guests every day. YOU'LL ACCOMPLISH THESE GOALS BY:
- Mentor a young and dynamic team of data scientists.
- Design, map out, and implement ML solutions to business
- Provide guidance on data science best practices.
- Engage with business partners to hash out project needs.
- Advise on emerging areas of technology and AI. ESSENTIALS FOR
- Masters / PhD degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics,
Statistics or other quantitative field.
- At least 4 years experience working in data science, machine
learning or AI with demonstrated exceptional performance and career
- Ability to work cross-functionally to understand business goals
and communicate solutions that meet the business objectives.
- Production-quality OoP (Python, C++, etc), proficiency in
relevant frameworks (scikit learn, TensorFlow, etc).
- Experience with cloud computing platforms (Google Cloud, Azure,
- Hands-on experience building ML solutions from inception to
- A passion for broadening your technical skills and diving into
- Travel may be required (team collaboration / conferences /
At Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA), the possibilities are beautiful.
Ulta Beauty is the largest North American beauty retailer and the
premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care
products, hair care products and salon services. We bring
possibilities to life through the power of beauty each and every
day in our stores and online with more than 25,000 products from
approximately 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands
across all categories and price points, including Ulta Beauty s own
private label. Ulta Beauty also offers a full-service salon in
every store featuring hair, skin, brow, and make-up services. We
will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including
those with arrest records, conviction records, or other criminal
histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of any
applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles
Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair
Chance Ordinance, and the New York City Fair Chance Act. Associated
topics: chip, circuit, computer engineering, electronic, electronic
engineering, information technology, programming, python,
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