Sr. Engineering Manager - Data Sciences Experimentation Platform

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 11, 2021
Apr 24, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Sr. Engineering Manager - Data Sciences Experimentation Platform

About This Opportunity

As a Sr. Engineering Manager, you will lead an engineering team in an agile environment building solutions. The key to the success of this position is having strong & innovative approach to problem solving, great technical leadership, excellent communication (written and verbal, formal and informal), flexibility, and a self-motivated working style with attention to detail.

Target's Data Sciences Experimentation Platform, named Sapphire, is part of Target's Data Sciences Platform Products portfolio. Sapphire is a custom-built system that enables product teams across Target's distributed architecture to achieve calculated forward change through experimentation and measurement.

As a member of the Data Sciences Data Platform Products Team at Target you will be a front-line contributor to the future of data sciences in retail. If you're a software engineer with a passion for leading teams, software architecture, cutting-edge technologies, massive scale, building performant systems, and solving challenging problems, then this career opportunity is for you!

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Sr. Engineering manager, you'll take the lead as you...
  • Manage overall software development cycle, driving best practices and ensuring development of high quality code for common assets and framework components.
  • Build and lead a team of high caliber software development engineers
  • Architect and develop the best technical design and approach
  • Manage and execute against project/agile plans and set deadlines
  • Drive resolution of technology roadblocks including code, infrastructure, build and deployment
  • Manage cross-product technical dependencies and drive resolutions to conflicts
  • Advocate for technologies, frameworks, design patterns, processes and guiding values of the domain architecture
  • Ensure all code adheres to all development & security standards

  • 8+ years of engineering (software development) experience. Experience with at least one full cycle implementation from requirement to production. Experience in building/implementing high performance & scalable server-side applications
  • 1+ years of managing software development teams with a strong track record of project delivery for large, cross-functional projects
  • Experience operating medium to large scale systems
  • Experience with test-driven development and software test automation
  • Strong sense of ownership
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to variety of audiences

Desired Qualifications:
  • BS degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Proficient with an object-oriented language (e.g Java)
  • Experience with frameworks like Spring Boot, Micronaut, Ratpack, etc.
  • Experience with JavaScript and modern libraries (e.g. React)
  • Computer Science foundational knowledge including competencies working with design patterns, data structures, and algorithms
  • Hands on experience building scalable REST APIs
  • Experience integrating with a message streaming platform (e.g. Kafka)
  • Knowledgeable of microservice design patterns
  • Experience load testing and performance tuning
  • Experience automated testing and proficient with a testing framework (e.g. Spock, JUnit, Jest)
  • Experience working on projects orchestrating containerization (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Exposure to DevOps tools, processes, and culture (e.g. Spinnaker, Drone, Jenkins, Git, etc.)
  • Awareness of new and emerging technologies
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills demonstrating technical leadership
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • eCommerce experience with a track record of innovation
  • Contribute back to the Open Source community is desirable
  • Extensive experience working in an agile environment (i.e. user stories, iterative development, etc.)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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