Sr Engineer - Asset Protection Team

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 24, 2020
Jan 28, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time

About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading


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.

As a Senior Engineer, you serve as a specialist in the Surveillance engineering team

that supports the product.

You help develop and gain insight in the application

architecture. You can distil an abstract architecture into concrete design and

influence the implementation. You show expertise in applying the appropriate

software engineering patterns to build robust and scalable systems.

You are an

expert in programming and apply your skills in developing the product. You have the

skills to design and implement the architecture on your own, but choose to influence

your fellow engineers by proposing software designs, providing feedback on software

designs and/or implementation. You show good problem solving skills and can help

the team in triaging operational issues. You leverage your expertise in eliminating

repeat occurrences.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of ground-breaking thinking and

visionary goals.

As a Sr. Engineer, you'll take the lead as you...

- Understand Target's business and technical environments.

Resolve complex

business challenges via technical solutions.

- Build applications for Target's Video Surveillance Platform that unlock the full

potential of using analytics and insights to ensure Target is safe for our guests

and team members as well as contributing to the reduction of theft and fraud.

- Be part of a full stack team building highly scalable microservices and micro


- Leverage technologies such as JavaScript, NodeJS, ReactJS, Kafka, Docker, and


- Be a significant code contributor, manage overall software development cycle,

drive best practices and ensure development of high quality code

- Drive resolution of technology roadblocks including code, infrastructure, build

and deployment with a strong sense of ownership

- 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.

- Ensure all code adheres to platform, development, compliance & security


- Practitioner of rapid prototyping and Agile, DevOps, CI/CD, test-driven


- Stay current with new technology specific to surveillance domain or otherwise

and be able to assess viability and applicability to Target's business and

technical environments

- Be a great team player, mentor team members and help build a team of high

caliber software development engineers

- Actively participate functional design and architecture discussions with

understanding of process flows and system diagrams to enable design


Minimum Requirements:

• 4 year degree or equivalent experience

• 5+ years of software development experience

• Excellent communication skills with both business partners and other engineering


• Familiar with Agile principles and possess a team attitude

• Strong problem solving and debugging skills

• Strong sense of ownership and the ability to work with a limited set of


Desired Requirements:

• Experience in engineering full stack applications using JavaScript, NodeJS and


• Exposure to microservices, cloud development, NoSQL databases, event

driven architecture, and big data processing.

• Deep experience writing unit and functional tests and test-driven


• Experience building CI/CD pipelines

• Experience in video engineering is desirable.

• Experience in building applications integrating with different hardware/IOT

devices will be added advantage.

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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