Senior Engineer - File Integration

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 27, 2019
Oct 31, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
SENIOR ENGINEER (40037 or 60245)

Classification: Exempt

Date: January 2018

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.

If you are interested in a grass-roots approach to re-inventing an age-old integration pattern and perhaps disrupt an entrenched industry, then you should join our team. We are the team that enables file-based integration at Target. Data flowing through our systems enables core supply chain functionality and we are re-inventing how that happens. Because we are completely re-thinking how file integration happens, you will have the opportunity to help define our technologies, tools, patterns, technical architecture and features. Here are a few of things we are focused on:
  • Completely devops driven deployment. We want to manage infrastructure as code to minimize human error and accelerate our delivery.
  • Building good test cases. We want to use or continuous integration pipeline to catch problems early.
  • Self-service for our user community. We want user of our product to be able to do as much as they can without needing to involve our team. This stops us from becoming a bottleneck to them and lets us focus on cool new features.
  • Getting rid of our technical debt. We have legacy systems that the enterprise still relies on. We are clearing the deadwood and replacing these systems with our re-imagined product offerings.
  • Taking ownership for as much of our platform as we reasonably can. Just like we don't want to be a bottleneck to our users, we don't want to be bottlenecked by other teams when it comes time to change our stack or how we do things.
  • Modern tools and development practices. Our new stack runs across OpenStack, and Kubernetes and we have ideas for how we will leverage the public cloud. We also use Java, Ruby, Praxis, React, Apache Camel, Spring, Spring Boot, Spinnaker, Kafka, Grafana, ELK, Sensu, Consul, Java, Gradle, GitHub Enterprise, Jenkins, Artifactory, Drone, Slack, and PostgreSQL. Depending on the problem we are trying to solve, you will get the chance to help introduce more or change what we are using.

As a File platform engineer on Target's File Team, you'll ...
  • Design and Implement web UIs to facilitate self-service by our user community and explore what aspects we would introduce into Target's app store.
  • Design and implement enhancements to our File platform, this can include implementing new open source solutions that have been developed around the platform, improving our architecture, improving our monitoring capabilities, introduce data tracking, and developing and possibly open sourcing an API ecosystem that disrupts how EDI is done across the industry
  • Help us retire our legacy system and reduce our technical debt
  • Troubleshoot and resolve operational issues
  • Help drive adoption of new technologies within the team and across Target
  • Build prototypes to prove out concepts

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

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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