Lead Engineer - Store Infrastructure

Employer
Target
Location
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
Posted
Aug 17, 2018
Closes
Oct 27, 2018
Category
Engineering
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Target as a tech company? Absolutely. We're the behind-the-scenes powerhouse that fuels Target's passion and commitment to cutting-edge innovation. We anchor every facet of one of the world's best-loved retailers with a strong technology framework that relies on the latest tools and technologies—and the brightest people—to deliver incredible value to guests online and in stores. Target Technology Services is on a mission to offer the systems, tools and support that guests and team members need and deserve. Our high-performing teams balance independence with collaboration, and we pride ourselves on being versatile, agile and creative. We drive industry-leading technologies in support of every angle of the business, and help ensure that Target operates smoothly, securely and reliably from the inside out.
As a lead engineer, you serve as the technical anchor for the engineering team that supports a product. You create, own and are responsible for the application architecture that best serves the product in its functional and non-functional needs. You identify and drive architectural changes to accelerate feature development or improve the quality of service (or both). You have deep and broad engineering skills and are capable of standing up an architecture in its whole on your own, but you choose to influence a wider team by acting as a “force multiplier”. Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.
Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.

As a Lead Engineer, you'll take the lead as you…

  • Help shape the future of Target's computing environments in stores by using your infrastructure experience and knowledge by assisting in leading the design and implementation of low voltage structured cabling, grounding and bonding, power and UPS and overall store computer room standards to ensure the highest system availability possible.
  • Participate in construction, automation, and implementation activities supporting infrastructure as code efforts.
  • Use industry trends as well as internal resources to predict needs and changes in computing environments to continuously update standards and implementation methods.
  • Develop and foster strong relationships within Target and with a network of vendors and providers to deliver fast and robust solutions without compromising stability.
  • Deliver world class operational outcomes with an emphasis on stability, security and safety.
  • Use standard enterprise monitoring tools to help enable proactive detection and alerting of system health.
  • Assist with developing long-term strategies and planning the execution of our objectives.
  • Foster a healthy team culture by being inclusive, open and being accountable.
  • Contribute to creating team training and continuous development plans by using your knowledge as well as industry best practices.

About you:
- 4 year degree or equivalent experience
- 1+ years of software development or scripting experience

-  Linux administration experience

- 7-9 years total work experience

- In depth knowledge of modern data center standards and best practices in infrastructure and power/UPS designs

- Basic or higher level of experience with Linux based operating systems

- Basic understanding of server and network devices in larger organizations

- Demonstrates strong domain-specific knowledge regarding Target's technology capabilities, and key competitors' products and differentiating features

- Communicates and coordinates with project team, partners, and stakeholders

- Working understanding of office productivity tools such as Word, Excel, email, etc.

- Remain current on technical knowledge within areas of expertise via formal training and self-directed education

- Available for limited travel

Desired qualifications:

- RCDD, network or other infrastructure certifications and related experience

- Electrical engineering background and/or licensed electrician

- Experience in Agile development


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