Sr Engineer - Private Cloud

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Aug 16, 2019
Nov 05, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: Sr Engineer - Private Cloud/Edge

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.

Join the Private Cloud/Edge Team where you will help drive Target's Infrastructure as Code, Cloud Development and Automation strategies in a large multi-data center environment. This position focuses on the private cloud services both in building self-service infrastructure APIs and in partnering with application developers to design cloud native applications. You will have frequent interaction with data center, bare metal, network, and development teams as you design reliable, relevant, automated infrastructure/server solutions to provide a robust cloud platform to enable strategic shift to cloud native applications.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.

As a Sr Engineer, you'll ...
  • Build private clouds with OpenStack, develop cloud native applications, and understand the security practices associated with these concepts
  • Troubleshoot issues in K8s environments by applying debugging and problem-solving techniques and partnering with product development teams
  • Apply infrastructure as code practices by leveraging GitHub, Chef & Ansible to automate configuration management, deployment and orchestration across our private cloud services
  • Consult with architects, senior engineers and developers across numerous product/service groups to design robust cloud applications and to evolve infrastructure APIs
  • Provide technical support to others resolving high severity infrastructure & application incidents by applying proven development practices to infrastructure operations.
  • Be comfortable working with Jira & Slack to proactively alert and respond to degradations in user service
  • Participate in preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and quickly resolve problems to ensure infrastructure and application stability
  • Provide thought-leadership within team and to the broader community to promote best practices for cloud native development and contribute to organizational knowledge bases to simplify cloud development with tools such as Heat Templates and Terraform
  • Be capable of working closely with customers to understand customer goals and leverage customer insight to provide input to strategic technical roadmap for platform or infrastructure services

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years total work experience
  • Has knowledge of state-of-the art cloud development practices in both private and public clouds and experience leveraging modern development practices with Python, Ruby or equivalent languages
  • Experience with configuration management tools such as Chef and Ansible
  • Experience in Linux and familiar with building private cloud infrastructure
  • Experienced in Infrastructure as Code practices and in applying test driven development practices to infrastructure
  • Excited to work in a fast-paced agile environment

Preferred Requirements:
  • Experience with Kubernetes or similar container orchestration
  • Experience with OpenStack administration

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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