Sr Engineer - Data Sciences Digital Platforms (Java/Scala/Hadoop)

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Feb 11, 2021
Closes
Feb 14, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:

JOIN TARGET AS A SENIOR ENGINEER - DATA SCIENCES DIGITAL TRACKING PLATFORM TEAM

About us:

Target 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 in the Data Sciences Platform team, you serve as a technical specialist delivering the engineering that powers the product. You develop keen insight into the technical architecture and design to deliver robust and scalable software components. You constantly demonstrate the depth of your expertise by solving engineering problems. You are passionate about the quality of software and balance between speed of delivering new features and robustness of the software components you implement. You can handle operational issues with little or no oversight. You actively review code to ensure the software quality and functional accuracy is maintained across the team. You are keen to learn the design and architecture of the product and participate in ceremonies that can influence both.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.

As a Sr. Engineer, you'll take the lead as you...
  • 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.
  • Manage total product, financials and forecasting. Lead the design, lifecycle management, and total cost of ownership of services.
  • Lead and conduct code review, design review, testing, and debugging activities at the application level.
  • Lead functional design and architecture discussions with understanding of process flows and system diagrams to enable design decisions.
  • Participate in routine and non-routine construction, automation, and implementation activities, ensuring successful implementation with architectural and operational requirements and best practices met.
  • Provide technical oversight and coach others to resolve complex and severe technical issues.
  • Lead disaster recovery activities and contribute to disaster recovery planning.
  • Embed data quality protocols throughout data acquisition, processing, storage, and operational use.


About This Opportunity:

We are seeking a senior engineer who is able to jump in and contribute to Target's Digital Analytics platform team. If you're a software engineer with a passion for software architecture, cutting-edge technologies, massive scale, building performant systems, and solving challenging problems, then this career opportunity is for you!
  • Work as a member of a product team which builds features that impact the bottom line for Target
  • Continuously work to improve self and team through continuous learning, pair programming, and pull request reviews
  • Implement design patterns to enhance our highly scalable and performant applications
  • Contribute to the design of our full system architecture
  • Engage in team continuous improvement projects and leverage mentorship opportunities
  • Join an inclusive and rich engineering culture
  • Responsible for quality and stability of your delivered work
  • Engage in unit and functional testing efforts to certify your work is good
  • Contribute to engineering efforts from inception to delivery
  • Contribute to our team's DevOps mentality to iteratively develop and deploy with ease


About you:
  • BS degree in Computer Science or relevant work experience
  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • Proficient with an object-oriented language (i.e. Java, Scala, Python, etc.)
  • Computer Science foundational knowledge including competencies working with design patterns, data structures and algorithms
  • Experience development of package solutions and package specific programming language and experience with development objects
  • Demonstrates and continuously builds upon domain-specific knowledge
  • Proficiency in at least one computer language
  • Understands the concepts of distributed programming and applies it to their domain
  • Possesses working knowledge of transaction codes/master data used within specific domain and participates in building custom solutions in the package
  • Maintains technical knowledge within areas of expertise
  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education
  • Familiarity with an RDBMS technology and SQL
  • Experience working with a source versioning tool, such as Git
  • Experience with automated testing and proficient with a testing framework
  • Exposure to DevOps tools, processes and culture
  • Knowledgeable of message streaming platforms (Kafka)
  • Knowledgeable of microservice design patterns
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills


Preferred:
  • Experience with, or interest in learning, Scala
  • Experience with real time stream processing frameworks
  • Experience with Big Data technologies - Hadoop, Spark, Hive, etc.
  • Experience with containerization - Docker, Kubernetes, etc.
  • Experience working as a member of an Agile software development team


As a member of the Data Sciences Digital Tracking Platform Team at Target you will be a front-line contributor to the future of data sciences in retail

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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