Senior Engineer- Warehousing - Supply Chain

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 26, 2019
Jan 31, 2020
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Is Target a tech company? Absolutely. We're 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, you will work closely with Product Owners and your broader engineering team in building a high performing, cutting edge and highly scalable suite of products to support Target's Supply Chain. The key to the success of this position is having strong & innovative approach to problem solving, great technical acumen, excellent communication (written and verbal, formal and informal), flexibility, and a self-motivated working style with attention to detail.

Target's Supply Chain Portfolio team builds and operates software that enables Target's supply chain to procure, handle, and move inventory so that it is optimally positioned and can fulfill guest orders in stores and via digital channels. Supply chain technology is fast evolving to deliver more flexible capabilities to meet the changing demands of the guest - be that next day or same day delivery, proactive movement to meet guest demand, and flexible handling to meet different service levels. We are meeting Target's strategic supply chain capability needs by building custom, highly performant, micro-services-based software from the ground up.

Warehousing Team:

As a Senior Engineer on the Warehousing team, you will work towards building and operating the software that enables automation at various stages within Target's warehousing facilities to enable product movement to stores and guest order fulfillment. This team builds software that leverages robotics, IoT, messaging frameworks and cutting-edge elastic computing to move products within the warehouse. These teams build greenfield event-based micro-services that breakdown the work into the smallest components to enable extreme flexibility.

We are looking for engineers to build innovative and well-designed software and also be a part of groundbreaking technological innovation, strategic thinking and visionary goals. As a Sr. Engineer in Warehouse product team, the candidate will:
  • Be a significant code contributor, own and be accountable for your work, drive best practices and ensure the development of high-quality code.
  • Be a great team player, mentor team members and help build a team of high caliber software development engineers
  • Drive resolution of technology roadblocks including code, infrastructure, build and deployment
  • Advocate for technologies, frameworks, design patterns, processes and guiding values of the domain architecture
  • Ensure all code adheres to all development & security standards

Requirements for Software Development:
  • 5-7 years of engineering (software development) experience. Experience with at least one full cycle implementation from requirement to production. Experience in building/implementing high performance & scalable server-side application
  • Experience with test-driven development and software test automation
  • Strong sense of ownership
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to variety of audiences

Desired Qualifications:
  • BS degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Experience with Java, Groovy, Spring, Kotlin, Grails- JVM language and framework
  • Experience with Kubernetes container, any cloud platform.
  • Experience with event-driven architecture using an event-streaming technology like Kafka
  • Experience with SQL (Postgres or similar) and NoSQL databases (Cassandra, Mongo or similar)
  • Contribute back to the Open Source community is desirable
  • Extensive experience working in an agile environment (i.e. user stories, iterative development, etc.)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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