Sr. Engineer - VMaaS

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Sep 05, 2019
Dec 13, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time
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.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Sr. Engineer in Compute Services - VMaaS, you'll take the lead as you...

Serve as a specialist in an internal engineering team that builds and supports platforms hosting world-class applications. You will help develop infrastructure architecture and participate in architectural changes to accelerate feature development and improve the quality, reliability and performance of compute services. You can distill an abstract architecture into concrete design and influence the implementation on hardware and software projects. You can use your expertise in programming and apply your skills in driving system integration and automation. Use good problem-solving skills and help the team in triaging operational issues and strive for operation readiness.

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 participate 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. Develop and implement using new languages and new techniques in the search for operational excellence and maximum uptime using current industry best practices. Participate in non-routine construction, automation, and implementation activities, ensuring successful implementation with architectural, operational requirements and best practices met. Provide technical guidance and coach others to resolve complex technical issues. Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • 4-5 yrs total work experience
  • 3+ years of software development experience with full cycle implementation from requirements to production
  • Strong background and experience overall Infrastructure architecture, design, and implementation across server, compute, network, data center, and storage technologies
  • Strong knowledge and hands-on experience on VMware technologies, ESXi, VCenter, KVM open source, oVirt and CentOS, ManageIQ.
  • Experience with coding languages to drive system integration and automation (preferred Python, GoLang &/or Ruby) or other corresponding automation/code technologies that can be used to build automated infrastructure services
  • Experience with integrating and programming APIs
  • Good knowledge and experience in Multiplatform operating systems with an emphasis in Linux (RHEL/CentOS 6/7 and Windows or any other Linux variant - Debian/Ubuntu)
  • Experience with server virtualization technologies (RHEV, VMware)
  • Knowledge of configuration management tools (Chef, Puppet, Salt)
  • Strong problem solving and thought partnership skills
  • Exposure to image based deployment
  • Experienced in Infrastructure as Code practices and in applying test driven development practices to infrastructure
  • Excited to work in a fast paced agile environment
  • This role will require patching and maintaining config compliance and routine firmware upgrades
  • Ability to work across teams, partners, and other technology leadership to assess current and planned roadmaps to develop
  • This role will require deep troubleshooting skills to support and help onboarding of applications to the cloud hosting platforms
  • Maintains technical knowledge within areas of expertise
  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education

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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