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Lead Engineer, Machine Learning

Hudson's Bay Company

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted October 6, 2020.

job description

Role Summary


We’re looking for a stellar, self-starting Machine Learning Engineering Lead to join the Data Innovation Office at HBC Digital (HBCDIO) in New York City. You’ll be an inaugural member of the team, working closely with a team of data engineers and business analysts to create data products that solve problems, drive growth and improve shopper experience. We’re excited to grow the HBCDIO team and to centralize learnings, grow the data practice and give back to the data science community.


You will research, prototype and deploy cutting-edge Machine Learning and AI models across multiple business units. You’ll be working with data from a leader in the retail industry and build technologies that improve areas including but not limited to customer experience, inventory management, and business operations.


Essential Job Functions



% of Time

  • Lead a team of machine learning engineers who are equipped to carry out the 2020 roadmap. Be a technical leader for this team of data scientists on a daily basis to ensure the team is following best practices, removing blockers, and guiding in approach, testing new methods and preparing for deployment and production. Drive team to accept challenges in a fun and creative way.

40 %

  • Take on complex data problems using a large, diverse datasets of user behavior, product merchandising and transactional data 

20 %

  • Evaluate potential approaches and determine key features which are critical for machine learning models


  • Build machine learning models that have significant commercial impact

10 %

  • Work on cross-functional teams and lead data initiative across the company

10 %

  • Partner with data engineering to architect scalable, production-ready infrastructure that supports continuous learning

10 %


Educational and Professional Requirements


  • 5+ years of industry experience working with large datasets, machine learning and data science
  • 2+ years of management and hiring teams , with a strong desire to mentor junior members of the team
  • Expertise knowledge in machine learning libraries and frameworks such as pandas, Keras, sci-kit learn
  • Deep understanding of modern machine learning techniques, such as classification, recommendation engines and natural language processing
  • Well-versed in the underpinning mathematical and statistical concepts
  • Hands-on experience implementing production-ready machine learning systems in Python, Scala, or Java
  • Excellent communication skills


Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.


HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing non discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence,compensation and training.


HBC welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.