Sr. Engineer - Platform Services: External Cloud

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 29, 2019
Sep 08, 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 services, 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.

As a Senior Engineer, you serve as a specialist on the team. You help develop and gain insight in the platform architecture. You can distill an abstract architecture into concrete design and influence the implementation. You show expertise in applying the appropriate engineering patterns to support robust and scalable systems. You have some experience in programming and apply your skills in supporting the product. You have the skills to design and implement the architecture on your own, but choose to influence your fellow engineers by proposing alternative infrastructure designs, providing feedback on infrastructure 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/s: Java, sql, no-sql, Python, Ruby, Go, Rust, and more
  • Infrastructure as Code: Chef, Ansible, Terraform, Packer
  • Cloud Experience: Kubernetes, OpenStack, Google Cloud
  • 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 experience
  • 5+ years of experience with virtual infrastructure and the tools that manage it
  • 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
  • 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, and understands different frameworks and paradigms
  • 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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