Senior Performance Engineer

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 11, 2021
Apr 20, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Senior Engineer

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.

The Scalability Engineering team is responsible for the end-to-end scalability of the ecommerce platform and for the development of performance testing products used to measure of applications across the enterprise. As a Senior Engineer, you serve as a specialist in the engineering team that supports application scalability. You can distill an abstract usage into a workload model and validate the scalability of the application. You also can develop applications used for performance testing and consult with partners in their testing. You show expertise in applying the scalability patterns to validate scalable systems. You are an expert in performance testing and apply programming skills in developing performance tests. You provide feedback to other teams to optimize the performance and scalability of their performance testing and the applications. You show good problem-solving skills and can help the team in triaging performance issues.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Sr. Engineer, you will
• Take the lead as you grow an industry leading performance culture across the enterprise.
• Keep pace with the dynamic technology platform and maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies.
• Evaluate new technologies and participate in decision-making, accounting for several factors such as need within Target's technical environment, maintainability, and cost of ownership. Initiate and execute research and proof-of-concept activities for new scalability products.
• Lead and conduct code and performance reviews, testing, and debugging performance at the application and infrastructure level.
• 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 performance issues.

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

About you:
• 4 year degree or equivalent experience
• 5-7 years of performance or software development experience
• Demonstrates strong performance knowledge within an ecommerce or other large system
• Experience with performance testing tools such as jMeter, Gatling, BlazeMeter, SOASTA, or similar
• Develops performance workload models and tests with minimal assistance
• Demonstrates proficiency in core development platforms such as Java for developing performance tools
• Builds strong commitment working with partners across the enterprise assisting with performance
• Works in an agile team environment
• Development experience building applications with Java and SpringBoot or similar
• Demonstrates a solid understanding of the impact of own work on the team and/or guests
• Experience with high-performance and scalable systems (high throughput and low latency)
• 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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