Lead Engineering Coach

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Dec 15, 2018
Jan 30, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: 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 focused on coaching, you can be a part of developing and influencing new services that power all sales channels at Target bytransforming the way teams deliver value to our customers through the means of teaching, mentoring, and coaching. You'll help elevate the efficiency and effectiveness of the Target technology teams by educating teams on Agile, Lean, Application Development and DevOps principles and practices across a variety of applications, platforms and environments. You'll put your skills, experience and passion to work in an innovative environment where success is rewarded and be a part of the industry known Target Dojo team! http://dojo.target.com. Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description.Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.As a Lead Engineer, you'll take the lead as you empathize with individuals and teams and raise their development and problem-solving skills. Individuals in this role will have opportunities to gain a large breadth of knowledge by working with a variety of teams across the entire IT organization and contribute to industry leading technologies, such as Spinnaker, Kubernetes, Angular, React, and more!

You are a software engineer with a passion for teaching. You will contribute to great products and team learning - ready to do whatever it takes to help teams while also building and packaging cutting edge technologies for enterprise wide consumption.You have good problem solving skills. You love keeping abreast of the latest industry trends and use them to help you and those around you innovate. You have leadership qualities, good judgment, clear communication skills.

About you:

  • 4 years 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

Help identify problems and advocate for developers as they face challenges, and work with them to create elegant solutions to help them build better and move faster

Help identify and foster better software engineering practices

Coach and mentor Engineers on Software Engineering practices with a focus on Agile, Lean, Application Development and DevOps principles

  • Apply your knowledge and experience with developing frontend and/or backend, including RESTful API development
  • Guide teams on the appropriate frameworks such as Angular, React, Spring, orRatpack
  • Promote Agile Software Development practices including SCRUM, Extreme Programming (XP), or Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Work closely with other coaches/engineers and partners to ensure development aligns to Target technology direction
  • Research related products and make necessary software recommendations
  • Innovate constantly and maintain the technical edge


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