Lead Engineer - Guest Reliability Engineering

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
Nov 02, 2018
Mar 22, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

But 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. The Guest Reliability Engineering Team is responsible for driving the reliability of our applications and infrastructure so that we avoid - or if we cannot avoid quickly resolve - service disruptions.  As a GRE at Target, you will do this via a combination of IT operational work and automating your learnings from doing this work.  Put simply, you will substitute software for human labor in recoveries of our systems.  In addition, you'll get to work on ensuring the following:  availability, latency, performance, efficiency, change management, monitoring, emergency response and capacity planning for our systems. 
As a Lead Engineer, you'll take the lead as you…
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. Initiate and execute
research and proof-of-concept activities for new technologies. Lead or set
strategy for testing and debugging at the platform or enterprise level. 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. 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 experience
• 7+ 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
• Maintains deep technical knowledge within areas of expertise
• Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal
training and self-directed education
• Experience in building highly scalable distributed systems

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