Lead Engineer - Linux Automation

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Aug 06, 2019
Dec 13, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Stores Hosting Compute team wants an engineer who enjoys developing & supporting servers for all Target stores. This engineer needs to have a passion for building cutting edge hardware for edge computing. This position focuses on the base hardware & storage, firmware best practices, LinuxOS deployment and management automation, and ensuring operating efficiencies in the stores server environment through automation. You will have the opportunity to work with multiple teams, architects and leaders to ensure the systems will enable the future of compute for Target stores.

As a Lead Engineer, you'll...

  • Leverage Hardware knowledge to develop constantly evolving hardware platform for compute on the edge.
  • Apply Linux experience to improve automation of server implementation and management practices - experience with automation coding capabilities associated with Chef or Ansible a plus
  • Impact the hosting infrastructure of thousands of physical and tens of thousands of virtual servers
  • Use open source operating systems to support the hosting platform and containerization in Target stores
  • Contribute to roadmaps and standards for the server hardware, operating system, and related technologies
  • Participate in preventative maintenance strategies, troubleshooting and aid in quickly resolving problems to ensure infrastructure and application stability
  • Work with multiple teams, leaders and architects to ensure systems are aligned with overall IT policies and standards


  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • 5-7 years total work experience
  • Possess a growth mindset, ready to learn and help transform technology
  • Self-motivated individual willing to drive results and work with other team members to build amazing solutions
  • Has in-depth knowledge of technical approaches in design, build, testing, debugging problems
  • Maintains technical knowledge within areas of expertise and stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education
  • Strong experience or expert in various operating systems - with an emphasis in Linux (RHEL/CentOS 6/7 or any other Linux Variant - Debian/Ubuntu)
  • Moderate to deep experience in scripting skills in Python, Ruby, Bash, sed, awk

Bonus Points:

  • Strong experience utilizing CI/CD technologies (Git, Chef, Ansible, Jenkins/Drone)
  • Working knowledge of measurement products (Sensu, ELK, Telegraf/Influx)
  • Experience creating secure infrastructure through automation
  • Kubernetes and Spinnaker experience a plus
  • Ability and interest to mentor coworkers - especially to Evangelize an Agile and DevOps mindset within Target
  • Hands-On experience managing virtualized environments utilizing KVM, Hyper-V, Xen, OpenStack on FC, iSCSI, NFS storage
  • Infrastructure administration experience working in large distributed environments
  • Working knowledge of patch deployment and software distribution tools (YUM, RPM)

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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