Sr Engineer - NoSQL DataStore

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
Oct 28, 2017
Mar 18, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Join us as a NoSQL DataStore engineer!

You'll have the opportunity to design, develop and support our Enterprise NoSQL environments that are the data foundation for some of Target's newest innovation. 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 our developers to Target's core data store technologies by enabling scalable and seamless deployments and developing the orchestration of managed solutions. Individuals in this role will have opportunities to gain a large breadth of knowledge by working with experts in core infrastructure services and share their knowledge with a tech hungry team.

As an engineer, you are a software developer with an entrepreneurial streak.  You will build great products - ready to do whatever it takes to build scalable guest focused, world class data store solutions for our developers.  You have excellent 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 and clear communication skills.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.  As an Engineer, you'll take the lead as you…

  • Support developers in the modeling and deployment of NoSQL technologies like Cassandra, Mongo, Redis and Neo4J
  • Refine the deployment pipeline improving the mechanisms and designing the packages to enable repeatable, stable, and scalable data store deployments
  • Collaborate with the core team to promote, re-use and develop consistent technical build, implementation and support processes following the agile design and documentation methodology
  • Develop software and systems on test driven development and continuous integration practices
  • Unit test code and create automated test scripts
  • Consult with key development partners to refine data models ensuring optimal performance
  • Monitor and maintain existing environments
  • Research related products and make necessary software recommendations
  • Innovate constantly and maintain the technical edge


  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • 5-7 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


  • 5+ years of software and database development experience with at least one full cycle implementation from requirement to production
  • Strong problem solving and thought: partnership skills
  • Strong sense of ownership and the ability to work with a limited set of requirements
  • Team attitude
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • BS in computer science or equivalent
  • Solid understanding of the CAP Theorem and distributed computing
  • In-depth knowledge of architecting and creating NoSQL database systems 
  • Familiarity with appropriate NoSQL use cases (Wide Column, Doc Store, Cache, Key Value, Graph, etc.) and extensive experience with at least one of the technologies (Cassandra, MongoDB, Redis, Neo4J) that fill those cases
  • Experience assisting with the design, implementation, and on-going support of NoSQL environments
  • Hands-on experience with NoSQL deployments and management within OpenStack or other cloud environments (Azure, AWS, GCP, etc…)
  • Experience with one or more scripting languages (Bash, Python, Ruby)
  • Experience with identifying hardware and software related issues 
  • CI/CD chain familiarity
  • Experience with Full Stack Development
  • Proven experience in managing NoSQL data base environments supporting critical 24/7 applications 
  • Experience with designing and support for data migration activities. 
  • Experience in monitoring, performance tuning and managing NoSQL clusters.
  • JVM tuning a definite “plus”
  • Experience in data structure design, data modelling for NoSQL use cases 
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technology and lead the adoption of successful patterns
  • Experience working in an agile environment (i.e. user stories, iterative development, etc.)
  • Working with test-driven development and software test automation

Specific Tools (preferred familiarity with some):

  • Chef
  • Aritfactory
  • Jenkins/Drone
  • GitHub Enterprise
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Spinnaker

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