Lead Full-Stack Engineer

Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 25, 2021
Jun 28, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time

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.

As a lead engineer, you serve as the technical anchor for the engineering team that

supports a product. You create, own and are responsible for the application architecture

that best serves the product in its functional and non-functional needs. You identify and

drive architectural changes to accelerate feature development or improve the quality of

service (or both). You have deep and broad engineering skills and are capable of

standing up an architecture in its whole on your own, but you choose to influence a

wider team by acting as a "force multiplier". Core responsibilities of this job are

described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business


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

visionary goals. As a Lead 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 participates 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. Lead

or set strategy for testing and debugging at the platform or enterprise level. In complex

and unstructured situations, serve as an expert resource to create and improve

standards and best practices to ensure high-performance, scalable, repeatable, and

secure deliverables. Lead the design, lifecycle management, and total cost of ownership

of services. Provide the team with thought leadership to promote re-use and develop

consistent, scalable patterns. Participate in planning services that have enterprise

impact. Provide suggestions for handling routine and moderately complex technical

problems, escalating issues when appropriate. Gather information, data, and input from

a wide variety of sources; identify additional resources when appropriate, engage with

appropriate stakeholders, and conduct in-depth analysis of information. Provide

suggestions for handling routine and moderately complex technical problems,

escalating issues when appropriate. Develop plans and schedules, estimate resource

requirements, and define milestones and deliverables. Monitor workflow and risks; play

a leadership role in mitigating risks and removing obstacles. Lead and participate in

complex construction, automation, and implementation activities, ensuring successful

implementation with architectural and operational requirements met. Establish new

standards and best practices to monitor, test, automate, and maintain IT components or

systems. Serve as an expert resource in disaster recovery and disaster recovery

planning. Stay current with Target's technical capabilities, infrastructure, and technical

environment. Develop fully attributed data models, including logical, physical, and

canonical. Influence data standards, policies, and procedures. Install, configure, and/or

tune data management solutions with minimal guidance. Monitor data management

solution(s) and identify optimization opportunities

The Digital Content team uses cutting edge technologies in both the front and back

ends including Typescript, React, Cypress, GraphQL, Spring Boot, Kafka, MongoDB,

Spock, and Kotlin, to name a few. We are responsible for delivering customized content

to each digital guest to help drive engagement with and traffic to our digital channels

including web, native mobile apps, email, and push notifications.

About you:

• 4 year degree or equivalent experience

• 7+ years of software development experience with at least one full cycle


• Demonstrates strong domain-specific knowledge regarding Target's technology

capabilities, and key competitors' products and differentiating features

• Demonstrates broad and deep expertise in multiple computer languages and

frameworks (e.g., open source). Designs, develops, and approves end-to-end

functionality of a product line, platform, or infrastructure

• Communicates and coordinates with project team, partners, and stakeholders

• Demonstrates expertise in analysis and optimization of systems capacity,

performance, and operational health

• Understands and develops solutions to foster data lifecycle management

• Maintains deep technical knowledge within areas of expertise

• Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed


• Experience in building highly scalable distributed systems

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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