Sr Engineer - Oracle DBA (Distribution Technologies)

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
Oct 20, 2017
Feb 21, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Join us as a Sr. Engineer on the Distribution Technologies Team! The Target Distribution Technologies team designs and creates innovative solutions for a variety of applications, platforms and environments. Target Distribution Technologies not only gives Target a competitive advantage in the marketplace, but also helps drive innovation and supply chain modernization. Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of a fast, fun and friendly team. 

As an Engineer on the Distribution Technologies team, you will leverage your technical and business acumen in an effort to provide superior development and production support for our Oracle Database environment.  In addition, you will drive and participate in efforts to ensure platform stability in an effort to maximize performance of our environments.

As a Sr. Engineer - Oracle DBA, you'll take the lead as you…

  • Partner with application owners/teams to understand application and business needs and LOS (level of service)
  • Provide ownership of all database objects in DB schema (tables, partitions, indexes, views, procedures)
  • Provide application performance tuning activities
  • Working with Information Architecture (IA) team on logical/physical database modeling
  • Application HA (high availability) architecture
  • Using database expertise and leadership experience to identify and drive improvement efforts related to our database platform
  • Performing problem resolution for complex issues including root cause analysis, and outlining resolution options
  • Providing full-lifecycle support for complex Oracle database environments
  • Consulting with development teams to advise on physical database architecture and application use
  • Providing off-hours support, when required, for critical production issues.
  • Ensuring system documentation is complete per TTS (Target Technology Services) standards
  • Ensuring high quality by participating in and following TTS processes
  • Tracking time and fulfilling required status reporting requirements
  • Estimating tasks for project planning and setting timelines
  • Participating in the creation and execution of project plans
  • Providing management and other team members clear and timely updates on status of assigned responsibilities
  • Staying current with technology and evaluating its impact on new and existing applications and platforms
  • Demonstrating growing application and technical knowledge
  • Demonstrating growing business and financial knowledge
  • Providing technical expertise in database support throughout all phases of break-fix (problem identification, resolution, test, deployment, and turnover)
  • Participating in database strategic planning (business and technology trends)


  • 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

Preferred Requirements

  • Chef and DevOps tool chain experience
  • VMware knowledge
  • Linux SYS Admin experience
  • DevOps familiarity
  • Experience automating infrastructure 

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