Senior Data Engineer - Digital Media Marketing

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 23, 2019
Apr 10, 2020
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:
Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Behind one of the world's best loved brands is a uniquely capable and brilliant team of data scientists, engineers and analysts. The Target Data & Analytics team creates the tools and data products to sustainably educate and enable our business partners to make great data-based decisions at Target. We help develop the technology that personalizes the guest experience, from product recommendations to relevant ad content. We're also the source of the data and analytics behind Target's Internet of Things (iOT) applications, fraud detection, Supply Chain optimization and demand forecasting. We play a key role in identifying the test-and-measure or A/B test opportunities that continuously help Target improve the guest experience, whether they love to shop in stores or at

A role with Target Data Science & Engineering means the chance to help develop and manage state of the art predictive algorithms that use data at scale to automate and optimize decisions at scale. Whether you join our Statistics, Optimization or Machine Learning teams, you'll be challenged to harness Target's impressive data breadth to build the algorithms that power solutions our partners in Marketing, Supply Chain Optimization, Network Security and Personalization rely on.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Senior Data Engineer, you will gain new knowledge from research and apply it to design and development. You will develop deep understanding of tie-ins with other systems and platforms within the supported domains. You'll identify opportunities to adopt innovative technologies. And then you'll share all of your gained knowledge with other team members through interactive sessions. You will work with Product Owners and Lead Data Engineers to prioritize features for ongoing sprints and managing the list of technical requirements based on new known defects and issues. You'll provide continuous support for design, development and application availability. In addition, you will own all technical aspects of software development for assigned application. You'll write code and unit tests, work on API specs, automation and testing. Utilize the data structure and algorithms to make the system more efficient. Support ongoing refactoring of code, utilize visualization and other techniques to fast track concepts and deliver continuous improvement. Analyze, monitor and optimize for performance, and produce, maintain high quality technical documentation.

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About You:
• Four-year degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Statistics or area of study related to data sciences and data mining, or equivalent experience
• 2+ years of experience in developing software applications including: analysis, design, coding, testing, deploying and supporting of applications
• Understand application/software development and design in an Agile environment
• Collaborative and able to engage in interactive discussions with the rest of the team
• Understanding of Data structures and Designing of Algorithms
• Understanding of basic mathematical concepts and ability to grasp complex mathematics
• Knowledge of at least one programming language (e.g. Java, Python, C/C++)
• Experience with Hadoop and/or Spark preferred
• Experience working on projects facilitating true CI/CD (Jenkins, Drone, etc.) preferred
• Exposure to DevOps tools and culture (i.e. Kubernetes, Docker, Spinnaker, Jenkins, Git, etc.) preferred
• Awareness of new and emerging Big Data technologies preferred

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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