Lead DevOps Engineer - Customer Success - DevX

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Aug 23, 2019
Feb 05, 2020
Employment Status
Full Time
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.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Lead Engineer in Developer Experience, you'll take the lead as you...

Serve as the technical anchor for the internal customer engineering teams that build platforms delivering world-class applications. You collect, understand and articulate application and infrastructure architecture and drive architectural changes to accelerate feature development and improve the quality, reliability and performance of services leveraging the mindset of a site reliability engineer. You have deep and broad engineering skills and are capable of standing up an architecture in its whole on your own, but you choose to influence a wider team by acting as a "force multiplier". Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

Use your technology acumen to apply and maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies within specialized area(s) of the technology domain. Evaluate new technologies and participates in decision- making, accounting for several factors such as viability within Target's technical environment, maintainability, and cost of ownership. Initiate and execute research and proof-of-concept activities for new technologies. Lead or set strategy for testing and debugging at the platform or enterprise level. In complex and unstructured situations, serve as an expert resource to create and improve standards and best practices to ensure high- performance, scalable, repeatable, and secure deliverables. Provide the team and wider business audience with thought leadership to promote re-use and develop consistent, scalable patterns. Participate in planning services that have enterprise impact. Provide suggestions for handling routine and moderately complex technical problems. Gather information, data, and input from a wide variety of sources; identify additional resources when appropriate, engage with appropriate stakeholders, and conduct in-depth analysis of information. Play a leadership role in mitigating risks and removing obstacles. Establish new standards and best practices to monitor, test, automate, and maintain DevOps components or systems. Serve as an expert resource in disaster recovery and disaster recovery planning. Stay current with Target's technical capabilities, infrastructure, and technical environment. Develop fully attributed data models, including logical, physical, and canonical. Influence data standards, policies, and procedures.

About you:
  • 4 year degree or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years of combined experience in either (or both): software development experience with a passion for infrastructure / infrastructure experience with development (coding) experience
  • Demonstrates broad and deep expertise in multiple computer languages and frameworks (e.g., open source)
  • Designs, develops, and tunes end-to-end functionality of a product line, platform, or infrastructure
  • Delivers high-performance, scalable, repeatable, and secure deliverables with broad impact (high throughput and low latency)
  • Communicates and coordinates with project team, partners, and stakeholders; builds strong commitment within the team to support the appropriate team priorities
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of the impact of own work on the team, partner teams, internal customers and/or guests
  • Demonstrates expertise in analysis and optimization of systems capacity, performance, and operational health; educates others
  • Aggregates technical learnings into workbooks and shares knowledge broadly in both written and verbal forums
  • Reviews and helps implement new testing methods and resolves routine and non-routine technical issues with minimal assistance
  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education
  • Experience in building highly scalable distributed systems

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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