Cloud Development Engineer

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
Dec 01, 2018
Feb 22, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time

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.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.  As an engineer, you will take the lead as you…
Use your technology acumen to provide input to assist with evaluation of new technologies and contribute to the design, lifecycle management, and total cost of ownership of services. Contribute to research and proof-of-concept initiatives for new technologies and assist with code review and design review, writes, organizes and maintains code based on designs. With guidance, delivers high-performance, scalable, repeatable, and secure deliverables. Participate in structured construction, automation, debugging, and implementation activities, ensuring architectural and operational requirements and best practices are met. Participate in disaster recovery planning and disaster recovery activities and participate in functional integration and regression testing and ability to automate test scripts. Resolve frequently encountered technical issues and monitors systems capacity with minimal assistance. Search and understand metadata about various data sources and metrics. Adhere to change and incident management standards and expectations.


In this role you will be working on a new product for teams to deploy applications to Target stores and distribution centers. Creating an ubiquitous deployment experience and enable developers to deliver applications on-demand is foundational to innovation for teams across the company. You will be shaping the future of the application platform and compute capabilities in edge locations.

As a Cloud Development Engineer, you have good problem solving skills and work well with Agile team. You love keeping abreast of the latest open source and industry trends and use them to help you innovate. You have good judgment and clear communication skills.

If you like software development and looking for expanding your skillsets in cloud platforms, it is the ideal role for you.


  • Develop software and systems on test driven development and continuous integration practices using Java, GoLang and Python.Unit test code and create automated test scripts
  • Adopt different opensource devOps tools to drive system and platform stability and visibility.Contribute to upstream to enhance open source solutions.

    Keep enhancing platform capabilities in Target edge locations (stores and distribution centers).

    Automate manual work to accelerate self-service, fix-it-fast or workarounds.

    Follow industry standard agile software design methodology for development and technical documentation

 • 4 year degree or equivalent experience
• 1-5 years of software development experience
• Demonstrates familiarity with current and emerging technologies in own scope of responsibility, and develops ability to apply these technologies
• Understands concepts of package solutions and package specific programming language with knowledge of development objects
• Demonstrates and continuously builds upon domain-specific knowledge
• Demonstrates proficiency in at least one computer language
• Understands the concepts of distributed programming and applies it to their domain
• Possesses working knowledge of transaction codes/master data used within specific domain and participates in building custom solutions in the package
• Maintains technical knowledge within areas of expertise
• Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education


    BS degree in computer science or equivalent

    Experience with CI/CD pipelines and containers.  Working knowledge of Kubernetes is strongly preferred.

    Experience working in an agile environment (i.e. user stories, iterative development, etc.)

    Working with test-driven development and software test automation

    Working experience with building applications in support of a micro-service architecture

    Background in cloud technologies is a plus

  • Good problem solving and thought leadership

  • Comfortable with Java/OOP and Spring framework. 

    Team attitude

    Good verbal and written communication skills


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