Sr Engineering Manager - Platform Engineering

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Jul 03, 2019
Closes
Sep 08, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
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.

About This Opportunity

As a Senior Engineering Manager, you will lead a team of engineers focused on delivering products and platforms directly involved with enabling a data driven organization. Involvement includes driving technical decisions, design, coaching/career mentoring, and escalation in an agile environment that builds and maintain products and platforms. This fast paced team will be responsible for maintaining quality and stable data platforms for multiple teams to engage with and use. You will be responsible for ensuring the success of the team (UI, Services, Dev-Ops, Data Engineering) and partnership with business partners and product owners.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Sr. Engineering Manager, you'll take the lead as you are expected to have good understanding of Platform Engineering technologies and drive a strong execution and partnership culture by providing overall strategy and technical direction for Platform Engineering teams. Drive product development and operations with lead full stack engineers and drive technical decision making, adhering to Target architecture and other enterprise decisions. You'll have a strong focus on team management and development, equal focus will be on writing production code and hands on active development of the capabilities and solutions. Establish good stakeholder communication and work closely with Product teams and influence set product roadmap and help drive requirements while being a strong advocate of extreme agile and DevOps practices across engineers. Build and manage a team of high performing full stack engineers and provide leadership, coaching, motivation and recommend staffing levels, operating procedures, tools and systems for the team. Provide career development and performance management to a team of engineers. He/she also stays current with capabilities of overall Target's technical components relevant to their team. Sr Engineering Managers should be able to represent the Voice of technology work and partner with the Product Owner to prioritize the efforts and should be able to effectively play the role of a scrum lead.

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

  • Understand the Platform needs and from other Engineering teams and provide appropriate guidance to engineers
  • Partner with the Product Owner to successfully deliver platform capabilities that support Target business needs
  • Ensure high availability, scalability and security of platforms
  • Align team goals to OKRs and champion the creation of outcome-based measurements to enable continuous improvement
  • Partner with Product owner to gather feedback on platforms to understand and plan future needs
  • Play Scrum Master role according to the need
  • Coach and lead team members in career goals
  • Evaluates new technologies and participates in decision-making
  • Designs and drives the creation and adoption of new Platform Engineering standards and best practices
  • Coach team members around engineering principles and Agile practices to ensure high-performance, scalable, and repeatable practices across teams and throughout the organization
  • Active participant in team meetings, talent and leadership discussions
  • Drives open source technology adoption and commits to open source technologies
  • Support agile ceremonies


Required Experience:
  • 4 year degree in or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of engineering (software development) experience
  • 3+ years of managing teams with a strong track record of delivery and managing products
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to variety of audiences
  • Team-orientated, passionate about developing others' skills and capabilities
  • Successful track record of working in large enterprise technology ecosystems leading complex technology teams
  • Deep understanding of agile development processes and methodology including continuous integration and delivery, with a mindset of building incrementally and delivering business value quickly
  • Strong understanding in data practices and technologies
  • Expertise in 2 or more of the programming languages
  • Experience with integration, data handling technologies and other open source frameworks


Desired Qualifications:
  • BS degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Experience with Java, Groovy, Spring, Grails- JVM language and framework
  • eCommerce experience with a track record of innovation
  • 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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