Senior Engineer

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Dec 12, 2018
May 01, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: JOIN US AS A SENIOR ENGINEER 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 Sr Engineer, you'll take the lead as you…

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.

Be part of a team 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.
Understand Target's business and technical environments.  Resolve complex business challenges via technical solutions.
Be a significant code contributor, drive best practices and ensure development of high quality code
Drive resolution of technology roadblocks including code, infrastructure, build and deployment with a strong sense of ownership
Advocate for technologies, frameworks, design patterns, and development best practices
Ensure all code adheres to platform, development, compliance & security standards
Practitioner of rapid prototyping and Agile, DevOps, CI/CD, test-driven development.
Stay current with new technology and be able to assess viability and applicability to Target's business and technical environments
Be a great team player, mentor team members and help build a team of high caliber software development engineers

Minimum Requirements:
• 4 year degree or equivalent experience
• 5+ years of software development experience
• Excellent communication skills with both business partners and other engineering teams
• Familiar with Agile principles and possess a team attitude
• Strong problem solving and debugging skills
• Strong sense of ownership and the ability to work with a limited set of requirements

Desired Requirements:
• Experience engineering applications for the JVM
• Exposure to microservices, cloud development, and NoSQL databases
• Deep experience writing unit and functional tests and test-driven development
• Experience building CI/CD pipelines
• Kafka, Cassandra, and Docker experience

About you:

4 year degree or equivalent experience

5+ years of software development experience

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

Working knowledge on package-specific configuration and deployment along with ability to build custom solutions

Designs new testing methods and resolves routine and non-routine technical issues with minimal assistance

Demonstrates strong proficiency in core development platforms within own domain

    Builds strong commitment within the team to support the appropriate team priorities

    Clearly communicates Agile concepts to partners within product team

Demonstrates a solid understanding of the impact of own work on the team and/or guests

Writes and organizes code using multiple computer languages, including distributed programming and understand different frameworks and paradigm

Delivers high-performance, scalable, repeatable, and secure deliverables with broad impact (high throughput and low latency)

Influences and applies data standards, policies, and procedures

Maintains technical knowledge within areas of expertise

Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education


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