Lead Mobile Engineer

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Sep 21, 2022
Oct 05, 2022
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.

Field Engineering Team

This position is for the Device hardware team within Data Center and Field Engineering at Target. Agile team that enjoys solving complex business problems to enable device consistency across Target's array of device platforms for our guests and team members.. As a team, we are continuously evolving and growing to improve the health and stability of our device platforms and to give store team members better experience every day. If any of this excites you, we would love to have you join us!


As a Lead Android Engineer - Mobile you will:
  • Evaluate device specifications across Target's portfolio of devices
  • Analyze software development kits for usage consistencies across classifications, models and manufacturers.
  • Design device level core services leveraged by open-source, proprietary and vendor device management offerings
  • Develop and test device platform components for management and application services
  • Document platform services specifications for consuming partner teams

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in software design & development
  • 3+ years of experience developing apps for Android
  • 1+ years of experience developing apps using Kotlin
  • Experience with test-driven development and software test automation
  • Excellent debugging, performance and optimization skills
  • Experience working with agile methodologies (e.g. user stories, iterative development, etc.)
  • Experience with distributing mobile applications via public app stores and/or enterprise channels
  • Experience with integrating calls to backend services (REST or GraphQL, using JSON etc.)
  • Excellent hands on skills with Android application development tools, including Android Studio, Android SDK and ADT

Desired Experience:
  • Lead integrating with third party frameworks tools and SDKs, such as Ktor, Retrofit, OkHttp, Moshi and Glide
  • Reactive Programming: RxJava, coroutines / flow
  • Dependency injection (ideally via Dagger and Hilt)
  • Android architecture components (ideally MVVM experience)
  • Kotlin expertise (Kotlin standard functions, data classes, etc.)
  • Multiple levels of users (anonymous v authenticated)
  • Accessibility
  • Continuous delivery in mobile, including Test- or Behavior-Driven Design, code review, static analysis, continuous integration, automation and functional testing
  • Build systems: Gradle / Bazel, custom plugins
  • Static and dynamic analyzers: Android lint, ktlint, Danger. Custom Rules
  • Code generators (annotation processors, kotlin compiler plugins)
  • Knowledge of UI/UX, and hands on experience designing UI
  • Experience with Mobile Device Management tools and APIs
  • Experience with Android APIs
  • Experience with Java Native Interface (JNI)
  • Experience with C/C++


HQ based work location in Minneapolis, MN

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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