Lead Software Engineer

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Nov 29, 2018
Jan 24, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Job DescriptionAbout us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Is Target a tech company? Absolutely. We're 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 will work closely with Product Owners and your broader engineering team in building a high performing, cutting edge and highly scalable suite of products to support Target's Supply Chain.  The key to the success of this position is having strong & innovative approach to problem solving, great technical acumen, excellent communication (written and verbal, formal and informal), flexibility, and a self-motivated working style with attention to detail.

Target's Supply Chain Portfolio team builds and operates software that enables Target's supply chain to procure, handle, and move inventory so that it is optimally positioned and can fulfill guest orders in stores and via digital channels.  Supply chain technology is fast evolving to deliver more flexible capabilities to meet the changing demands of the guest - be that next day or same day delivery, proactive movement to meet guest demand, and flexible handling to meet different service levels.  We are meeting Target's strategic supply chain capability needs by building custom, highly performant, micro-services-based software from the ground up.  

Warehousing Team:

As a Lead Engineer on the Warehousing team, you will work towards building and operating the software that enables automation at various stages within Target's warehousing facilities to enable product movement to stores and guest order fulfillment. This team builds software that leverages robotics, IoT, messaging frameworks and cutting-edge elastic computing to move products within the warehouse. These teams build greenfield event-based micro-services that breakdown the work into the smallest components to enable extreme flexibility.

We are looking for engineers to build innovative and well-designed software and also be a part of groundbreaking technological innovation, strategic thinking and visionary goals.  As a Sr. Engineer in Warehouse product team, the candidate will:

Be a significant code contributor, own and be accountable for your work, drive best practices and ensure the development of high-quality code.Be a great team player, mentor team members and help build a team of high caliber software development engineersDrive resolution of technology roadblocks including code, infrastructure, build and deploymentAdvocate for technologies, frameworks, design patterns, processes and guiding values of the domain architectureEnsure all code adheres to all development & security standardsRequirements for Software Development:

8+ years of engineering (software development) experience.  Experience with at least one full cycle implementation from requirement to production.  Experience in building/implementing high performance & scalable server-side applicationDelivers high-performance, scalable, repeatable, and secure deliverables with broad impact (high throughput and low latency)Experience operating medium to large scale systemsExperience with test-driven development and software test automationStrong sense of ownershipStrong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to variety of audiencesDesired Qualifications:

BS degree in computer science or equivalentExperience with Java, Groovy, Spring, Kotlin, Grails- JVM language and frameworkExperience with Kubernetes container, any cloud platform.Experience with event-driven architecture using an event-streaming technology like KafkaExperience with SQL (Postgres or similar) and NoSQL databases (Cassandra, Mongo or similar)Contribute back to the Open Source community is desirableExtensive experience working in an agile environment (i.e. user stories, iterative development, etc.)

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