Sr Engineer - LAN Engineering

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Apr 23, 2019
Jun 26, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time

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 senior engineer within the Local Area Network (LAN) Engineering team, you serve as a specialist for the engineering team that supports the LAN
Distributed Connectivity product. This space is a rapidly evolving area with a
focus on flexible network solutions including both traditional networking
technologies but also with rapid advancement into disaggregated
hardware/software systems, including Opensource solutions. End to end
infrastructure automation and frictionless client self-service offerings is always
top of mind in our roadmap and design. You create, own and are responsible for
the software and architecture that best serves the product in its functional
and non-functional needs. You identify and drive changes to accelerate feature
development or improve the quality of service (or both). You have deep and
broad engineering skills and are applying your expertise in standing up
solutions with others and on your own.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Senior Engineer, you'll take the lead as you...

Use your technology acumen to apply and maintain knowledge of
current and emerging technologies within specialized area(s) of the technology
domain. Evaluate new technologies and participate in decision-making,
accounting for several factors such as viability within Target's technical
environment, maintainability, and cost of ownership. Initiate and execute
research and proof-of-concept activities for new technologies. Manage total
product, financials and forecasting. Lead the design, lifecycle management, and
total cost of ownership of services. Lead and conduct code review, design
review, testing, and debugging activities at the application level. Lead
functional design and architecture discussions with understanding of process
flows and system diagrams to enable design decisions. Participate in routine
and non-routine construction, automation, and implementation activities,
ensuring successful implementation with architectural and operational
requirements and best practices met. Provide technical oversight and coach
others to resolve complex and severe technical issues. Lead disaster recovery
activities and contribute to disaster recovery planning. Embed data quality
protocols throughout data acquisition, processing, storage, and operational
use. Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job
description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:

• 4 year degree or equivalent experience

• 5+ years of Networking technologies experience (desirable: Open Source networking
technology experience)

• Infrastructure Automation coding experience (e.g. Python,
Ansible, Restconf API; also CI/CD pipeline tools such as Git, Drone, Chef,
Dock, Spinnaker)

• Web Development Technologies experience (e.g. React,
Javascript, Material Design, Praxis)

• 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

• Communicates and coordinates with project team, partners, and stakeholders

• Demonstrates expertise in analysis and optimization of systems capacity,
performance, and operational health

• Understands and develops solutions to foster data lifecycle management

• 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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