Lead Android Engineer

4 days left

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
Nov 01, 2017
Feb 24, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time

JOIN US AS A MOBILE DEVELOPERTarget is one of the world's most recognized brands and one of America's leading retailers. Behind the brand our guests love, is a culture of continual innovation - and right now, we are up to big things. The Target Technology Team is driving a transformation in retail, one that will move us from “brick-and-mortar and online” to “bricks-and-mortar and everywhere else.” Our goal is to deliver Target's unique “Expect More. Pay Less.” promise to guests wherever and whenever they shop, today and tomorrow: in-store, online, on tablets and mobile phones, and in the retail channels of the future.  You can be a part of developing and launching new services that power all the channels where Target does and will do business - in-store, web, tablet, mobile, and future channels. You'll have the opportunity to design, develop and support innovative solutions across a variety of applications, platforms and environments.   You'll put your skills, experience and passion to work in an entrepreneurial environment where success is rewarded.  We are looking for highly motivated engineering professionals who can connect the in-store experience to the digital environment by creating scalable and seamless multi-channel experiences without losing the brand we are known for.   Individuals in this role will have opportunities to gain a large breadth of knowledge by working with experts in the eCommerce, multichannel retail, product management, hardware, and software engineering fields.About This Opportunity            You are a software developer with an entrepreneurial streak.  You will build great products - ready to do whatever it takes to build initial MVP prototypes and then design for the necessary scale to support Proof Of Concepts (POC's) for our team members and Guests.  You have good problem solving skills.  You love keeping abreast of the latest industry trends and use them to help you innovate.  You have leadership qualities, good judgment, clear communication skills.Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.  
  • Keep abreast of technology trends and advances in mobile technologies
  • Research, evaluate and provide objective feedback on technologies
  • Inform innovation design with relevant technology insights
  • Develop fully functional prototypes to objectively test against hypotheses
  • Ability to rapidly develop prototype and work in an agile way to respond to change
  • Be able to produce clear and concise technical deliverables for internal and external use
  • Innovate constantly and maintain the technical edge requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent military or industry experience
  • 4+ years of experience in software design & development
  • 3+ years of experience developing apps for Android
  • Excellent knowledge of working with dynamic data using services (e.g., JSON, XML, REST APIs etc)
  • Experience performance profiling and tuning mobile applications
  • Excellent hands on skills with Android application development tools, including Android Studio, Android SDK and ADT
  • Heroic get-it-done self-starter attitude
  • Good communicator and team player with strong organizational skills
  • Proactively helps drive innovation within the company
Desired Requirements:
  • Experience integrating with and using other third party frameworks tools and SDKs
  • Experience with authenticated sessions using OAuth and authentication tokens
  • Experience with iOS development
  • Experience across the entire stack
  • Experience building native apps and hybrid apps
  • Experience with design/development/use of analytics and tracking solutions (e.g., Signal, Flurry, Google Analytics)
  • Experience developing interactive user interfaces utilizing HTML5, JavaScript & CSS
  • Experience with agile methodology
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Previous experience with Arduino, Pi0, Pi3, and various hardware required for prototyping
  • Familiar with Raspbian and other IOT systems
  • Experience in building highly scalable distributed systems
  • Strong problem solving and thought partnership skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Git and Github