Sr Engineer - Data Center Controls & Automation

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Aug 19, 2019
Nov 24, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time

Similar Industry Titles and Key Words: Data Center Controls and Automation, Industrial Controls and Automation, Supervisory Controls and Data Acquisitions (SCADA), Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Building Management System (BMS), Building Automation System (BAS), Electrical Power Monitoring System (EPMS)

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.

About This Opportunity

Use your skills, experience and talents to bring cutting edge automation, monitoring and controls to our data center teams. Help enable energy efficiency and sustainability of operations while increasing team member productivity. As a Data Center Controls and Automation Engineer, you will...
  • Help design, implement, maintain and enhance:
    • Building automation and control systems for power and cooling
    • Monitoring and alerting for power distribution to compute, storage and network devices installed in the data center
    • Automated inventory management for equipment and materials
    • Automation of updates to asset and configuration management records in support of Change Management
    • Automation of manual processes performed by engineers and technicians
  • Own Incident and Problem Management for controls and automation platforms
  • Assist with space, power and cooling capacity optimization projects and help identify Data Center reliability trends and risks
  • Create and oversee maintenance and operational procedures
  • Contribute to ensuring compliance with Data Center best practices and standards
  • Help establish an automation culture through peer mentoring and coaching

  • 4 year degree or equivalent experience
  • 4 years of experience with controls and automation
  • 4 years of experience in software development, coding and/or scripting
  • Experience with programming ladder logic
  • Understands concepts of package solutions and package specific programming language with knowledge of development objects
  • Demonstrates proficiency in at least one computer language and understands the concepts of distributed programming
  • Working knowledge of servers, switches, network protocols, and databases
  • Functional knowledge of mission critical power and cooling systems
  • Knowledge of engineering approaches in design, build, testing, debugging problems as required by domain
  • Experience using automation tools to improve energy efficiency and reliability
  • Experience managing projects and/or serving as technical lead for projects
  • Experience working in a data center environment
  • Ability to work flexible schedules (weekends, evenings, off shifts, on call) to support mission requirements

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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