Lead Engineer

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Oct 18, 2018
Apr 28, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: Lead Engineer - Loyalty (Digital Marketing)About us:

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'll take the lead as you…

Architect, design and build APIs in discovery of a billion dollar promotional offer business for a seamless e2e experience to power Target app in enabling capabilities to delight guests with offers and savings by integrating with Cartwheel, Circle and Promo platforms.

Lead the team in building scalable APIs in a microservices and event driven architecture.
Leverage technologies such as Elasticsearch, Kafka, Postgres, Docker, Drone, Spring Boot, Java, Angular and Spock.

Serve as the technical anchor for the engineering team that supports a product. Initiate and execute research and proof-of-concept activities for new technologies

Create, own and are responsible for the application architecture that best serves the product in its functional and non-functional needs

Identify and drive architectural changes to accelerate feature development or improve the quality of service (or both)

Lead or set strategy for testing and debugging at the platform or enterprise level ensuring the practice of rapid prototyping and Agile, DevOps, CI/CD, test-driven development

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”.

Use your technology acumen to apply and maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies within specialized area(s) of the technology domain

Evaluate new technologies and participates in decision-making, accounting for several factors such as viability within Target's technical environment, maintainability, and cost of ownership

In complex and unstructured situations, serve as an expert resource to create and improve standards and best practices to ensure high-performance, scalable, repeatable, and secure deliverables

Be a significant code contributor, drive best practices and ensure development of high quality code

Be a great team player, mentor team members and help build a team of high caliber software development engineers

Lead the design, lifecycle management, and total cost of ownership of services. Provide the team with thought leadership to promote re-use and develop consistent, scalable patterns.

Participate in planning services that have enterprise impact. Provide suggestions for handling routine and moderately complex technical problems, escalating issues when appropriate.

Gather information, data, and input from a wide variety of sources; identify additional resources when appropriate, engage with appropriate stakeholders, and conduct in-depth analysis of information.

Provide suggestions for handling routine and moderately complex technical problems, escalating issues when appropriate.

Develop plans and schedules, estimate resource requirements, and define milestones and deliverables.

Monitor workflow and risks; play a leadership role in mitigating risks and removing obstacles.

Lead and participate in complex construction, automation, and implementation activities, ensuring successful implementation with architectural and operational requirements met.

Establish new standards and best practices to monitor, test, automate, and maintain IT components or systems.

Serve as an expert resource in disaster recovery and disaster recovery planning.

Stay current with Target's technical capabilities, infrastructure, and technical environment.

Develop fully attributed data models, including logical, physical, and canonical. Influence data standards, policies, and procedures.

Install, configure, and/or tune data management solutions with minimal guidance. Monitor data management solution(s) and identify optimization opportunities

About you:

4 year degree or equivalent experience7+ years of software development experience with at least one full cycle implementation

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

Demonstrates broad and deep expertise in multiple computer languages and frameworks (e.g., open source). Designs, develops, and approves end-to-end functionality of a product line, platform, or infrastructure

Communicates and coordinates with project team, partners, and stakeholders

Demonstrates expertise in analysis and optimization of systems capacity, performance, and operational health

Understands and develops solutions to foster data lifecycle management

Maintains deep technical knowledge within areas of expertiseStays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed educationExperience in building highly scalable distributed systems


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