Lead Enterprise Architect

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Apr 28, 2017
Jul 01, 2017
Business, Other
Employment Status
Full Time
Join us as a Lead Enterprise Architect - Loyalty, Marketing and GuestSimilar Industry Titles and Key Words:  Enterprise Architect, Digital Architect, Mobile Architect, Web Architect

About This Opportunity

Calling all forward-thinking, technical enterprise architects!  Be part of Target's Agile and DevOps journey while driving overall architecture strategy!  Use your skills, experience and talents to help reinvent the Enterprise Architecture discipline.  As a Lead Enterprise Architect, you'll take the lead as you…

  • Develop architecture strategy and platform architecture design, develop architecture features.
  • Serve as a technical expert to Target Loyalty, Marketing and Guest teams and provide technical guidance to architects and engineers in those teams and partner organizations across Target.
  • Work with engineering professionals, architects and others within Target to ensure that the solution will scale appropriately while being cost effective.
  • Articulate architecture vision, IT strategies, and trade-offs to stakeholders, including senior leadership and business partners.
  • Identify opportunities in the Loyalty, Marketing and Guest platforms that will drive improvements in performance, scalability, reliability and re-usability. Create architecture specifications to meet the platform needs.  Lead proof of concept for opportunities
  • Propose platform architecture solutions and ensure the engineering teams and Senior Leadership align with the solutions.
  • Maintain technology roadmap of the engineering platform and proactively work with the product management organization and engineering managers in driving the technology roadmap.
  • Lead long term architecture strategy, and ensure compliance of the reference architecture and security requirements.
  • Champion Agile and DevOps mindsets and approaches
  • Partner with members of our development organization to develop and communicate a comprehensive IT strategy

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years software development experience
  • 3+ years Java and Open Source web systems and services
  • 3+ years data management and integration experience
  • 1+ years web security in datacenter and cloud
  • 1+ years cloud architecture
  • 1+ years NoSQL (Cassandra, MongoDB, Neo4j or Hadoop)
  • 1+ years of architecture in an Agile environment.  Has a working knowledge of designing and implementing software architectures (application, data persistence, high-volume/low-latency data integration)
  • Ability to stay current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education
  • Ability to convey technical solutions clearly to the entire organization
  • Ability to provide work direction to a small team as needed 
Desired Skills 

  • Extensive modern digital architectures, such as cloud, microservices, and APIs.
  • Experience using CDNs to accelerate digital systems
  • Experience in multiple languages including Java, Groovy, Go or Javascript
  • Experience with front-end JS frameworks (Angular, Backbone, React) and Node.js
  • Large retail background a plus, but not required.
  • Has a working knowledge of building services for Mobile Applications
  • Experience with digital marketing techniques, tools and tracking mechanisms

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