Lead Engineer - Monitoring Analytics

Employer
Location
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
Posted
Jul 16, 2017
Closes
Jul 22, 2017
Category
Engineering
Employment Status
Full Time
LEAD ENGINEER - MONITORING ANALYTICS We are the Monitoring product team that is developing innovative ways to enable operational visibility at Target.  Product teams across all of Target use our monitoring offerings to ensure Target's technology products enable a delightful guest experience.  These teams generate copious amounts of high resolution time series and log data.  We are looking for your help to turn this data into actionable insight so that Target's technologies can live up to our guests' high expectations. You'll work directly with product teams to help them understand their data and also help build massively saleable, elegant monitoring products.  If you're excited to work on a fast-moving, tightly knit team with the best open-source data tools at a crazy-high scale, we want to meet you.Here's a smattering of approaches important to us, and the technologies we use:
  • Customer input drives our decisions
  • Everything we do is “as-code” in version control. We don't like clicking buttons or doing things manually.
  • All changes go through a pull-request process, so you'll always have a way to thumbs up or down things you catch.
  • Everything should have test cases and go through a continuous integration process
  • Some technologies which are critical to the work we do: the elastic stack, Telegraf, InfluxDB, Grafana, GitHub, Drone, Artifactory, Chef, Spinnaker, OpenStack, Terraform, Kubernetes, Docker, and Kafka
Target's Monitoring Team Wants Your Help To:
  • Work with our customers on how to apply monitoring offerings within their tech stacks and help them turn data into knowledge to enable operational visibility so that well-informed actions can be taken at speed and scale.
  • Design and implement enhancements to our monitoring data pipelines leveraging technologies such as the elastic stack, Telegraf, InfluxDB, Kafka and Grafana.
  • Design and implement monitors and dashboards of the monitoring product #eatyourowndogfood
  • Design and implement enhancements to our continuous deployment pipeline using GitHub, Drone, Artifactory, Chef and Spinnaker
  • Design and implement a monitoring product that works seamlessly across cloud, on premise, and distributed environments
  • Create new and contribute to existing open source projects
  • Evangelize an Agile and DevOps mindset within Target
  • Continuously improve #allthethings
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience exploring huge data sets
  • Experience building and deploying scalable data pipelines using infrastructure as code practices
  • Experience with RESTful interfaces
  • Version control experience, preferably with Git
  • Strong sense of ownership and the ability to work with a limited set of requirements
  • Fluent in several programming languages
  • Experience with Linux or Unix operating systems including Unix shell and scripting
  • Extensive experience working in an agile environment
BONUS POINTS:
  • Previous contributions to open source projects
  • Experience building APIs
  • Familiarity with containers
  • Experience integrating automated performance tests and monitoring solutions with a continuous integration and continuous deployment pipeline
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • 7-9 years total work experience
  • Has in-depth knowledge of state-of-the art engineering technical approaches in design, build, testing, debugging problems as required by domain
  • Maintains technical knowledge within areas of expertise
  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education

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