Sr. Engineer - Platform Services: External Cloud

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Mar 20, 2019
May 01, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time

About us:Target is one of the world's most recognized brands and one of America's leading retailers. Our guests love our commitment to continual innovation and right now, we are up to big things. Our goal is to deliver Target's unique brand promise to guests wherever and whenever they shop, today and tomorrow: in-store, online, on tablets and mobile phones, and in the retail channels of the future.This position is for the External Cloud team within Target's Platform Services division. The Platform Services teams create, deploy, and manage enterprise platform solutions used by thousands of Target's engineers. The External Cloud team is responsible for providing a consistent infrastructure experience across multiple cloud providers. Strong infrastructure patterns architected to provide flexibility for specialized implementations give freedom to the software engineers using our platforms to remain focused on their business problems. Our users include, mobile, enterprise data analytics, and business intelligence software engineers, in addition to all of the teams that provide enterprise solutions to that same customer base such as measurement, logging, data movement, and more.
The team creates an engineer-centric culture through team members selecting their own work, autonomy in implementation decisions, and debating ideas solely on merit.  We work primarily in pairs or groups not only to share knowledge but to include a diversity of thought in all of our decisions.  We encourage personal growth through variety of work, prioritizing career path discussions, and a commitment to continuous learning.  The team enables smart risk and innovative experimentation by practicing blameless retrospectives, approaching every decision as an experiment, and focusing on learning through doing.  We are an agile team that practices a blend of Scrum and Kanban, with a stress on independent, autonomous decisions of the team.  We also have a flexible work environment as appropriate to the needs of the individual and team.
As a Senior Engineer, you serve as a specialist on the team. You help develop and gain insight in the application architecture. You can distill an abstract architecture into concrete design and influence the implementation. You show expertise in applying the appropriate software engineering patterns to build robust and scalable systems. You are an expert in programming and apply your skills in developing the product. You have the skills to design and implement the architecture on your own, but choose to influence your fellow engineers by proposing software designs, providing feedback on software designs and/or implementation. You show good problem solving skills and can help the team in triaging operational issues. You leverage your expertise in eliminating repeat occurrences.
Preferred Experience:
Programming language polyglot: Java, sql, no-sql, Python, Ruby, Go, Rust, and more
Infrastructure as Code: Chef, Ansible, Terraform, Packer
Cloud Experience: Kubernetes, OpenStack, GCP
CI/CD: GitHub, Drone, Jenkins
Testing: Gatling, Selenium, K6, unit testing, functional testing, integration testing
Linux administration:command line, network, security
Open/Inner Source: Working with existing community projects, starting new efforts

About you:
4 year degree or equivalent experience5+ years of software development experienceDemonstrates strong domain-specific knowledge regarding Target's technology capabilities, and key competitors' products and differentiating featuresWorking knowledge on package-specific configuration and deployment along with ability to build custom solutionsDesigns new testing methods and resolves routine and non-routine technical issues with minimal assistanceDemonstrates strong proficiency in core development platforms within own domainBuilds strong commitment within the team to support the appropriate team prioritiesClearly communicates Agile concepts to partners within product teamDemonstrates a solid understanding of the impact of own work on the team and/or guestsWrites and organizes code using multiple computer languages, including distributed programming and understand different frameworks and paradigmDelivers high-performance, scalable, repeatable, and secure deliverables with broad impact (high throughput and low latency)Influences and applies data standards, policies, and proceduresMaintains technical knowledge within areas of expertiseStays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education

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