Sr Engineering Manager - Measurement

Employer
Target
Location
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Posted
Oct 01, 2021
Closes
Oct 24, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
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.

The Measurement product team develops innovative ways to enable operational visibility so that well-informed actions can be taken at speed and scale. We offer a mix of hosted services, patterns for self-service offerings, and coaching. Other terms that may be associated with Measurement are observability, telemetry, and monitoring.

In today's world, Guests' technologies expectations are very, very high. When they login to Target.com, they expect it to be available, performant, and quite simply work. When they choose order pickup, they expect their order to be available for pickup in store the same day in a couple hours. To meet these expectations, Target needs to have confidence that our technologies are meeting the guest's needs. Product teams across all of Target gain this confidence by consuming Measurement's self-service offerings.

We want a Sr Engineering Manager who is motivated by cultivating a learning culture while developing a diverse and inclusive team of people to solve problems which oftentimes have not been solved anywhere with open source or vendor solutions. Due to Target's sheer size...we manage over a Petabyte of metrics and logs...existing solutions are often not the right ones for us. If you're excited to work on a fast-moving, tightly knit team and build solutions to unsolved problems, we want to meet you.

Here's a smattering of approaches important to us, and the technologies we use:
  • Everything we do is "as-code" in version control. We don't like clicking buttons or doing things manually
  • All changes go through a pull-request process, so you'll always have a way to thumbs up or down things you catch
  • Nearly everything should have test cases and go through a continuous integration/continuous deployment process
  • Some technologies which are critical to the work we do: Golang, Kafka, the Elastic Stack, Telegraf, InfluxDB, Grafana, and GitHub


Target's Telemetry and Monitoring Team Wants Your Help To:
  • Coach a team of people on agile, product, and engineering practices
  • Intentionally cultivate a just culture
  • Promote and exemplify first principles thinking
  • Create space for intentional learning and improvement
  • Build and lead a team of high caliber software development engineers
  • Be forward-looking and partner with product and engineering leadership to determine how to apply machine learning to improve operational visibility and reduce mean time to repair
  • Continuously improve #allthethings


REQUIREMENTS:
  • 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
  • 1-3+ 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:
  • Experience building and deploying scalable APIs and microservices
  • Version control experience, preferably with Git
  • The ability to work with a limited set of requirements
  • Experience with Linux or Unix operating systems including Unix shell and scripting
  • Extensive experience working in an agile environment
  • Experience instrumenting telemetry metrics within an application

BONUS POINTS:
  • Previous contributions to open source projects


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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