Engineer - Financial and Retail Services

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Jul 29, 2021
Feb 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.

Target values engineers that care about:
  • A diverse, inclusive, and collaborative culture
  • Innovation and experimentation with a focus on continuous learning
  • Robust, distributed microservices and event-based architectures with mature CI/CD pipelines
  • Code as craft with a desire to solve complex engineering problems
  • Stamping out manual processes with automation
  • Operational excellence with an approach to engineering that makes our guests and team members their top priority
  • Triaging large scale issues with a bias to prevent them from happening in the first place
  • Information security and protecting our guest's personal information
  • High observability with robust logs and metrics
  • High focus on security and protecting our guest's information
  • Scalable, highly available services
  • Fail fast, learn faster

The mission of the Financial and Retail Services (FRS) Engineering team is to ensure fast, reliable, and secure financial transactions and support - RedCard enrollments, GiftCard purchases, and guest support. We enable nearly 2 billion in GiftCard transactions each year, along with 20 billion in RedCard transactions a year.

As an Engineer on FRS RedCard Account Services and Collections team, you will provide tools and technology for products that are responsible for providing various RedCard related services to guests like generating statements, keeping RedCard guest data intact, outbound communication to guests, guest counseling services and debt collection on past due legal and charged off accounts.

Our engineering teams are empowered to select the appropriate technology for the problem they are trying to solve. Common technologies include:
  • Code Pipelines like Jenkins, Chef
  • Languages and Frameworks like Kotlin, Java, Micronaut, Spring Boot
  • Front end technologies like React
  • Databases like Postgres, MongoDB, Oracle, Elastic Search
  • Metrics visualizations like Grafana
  • Log aggregation with Logstash and Kibana
  • OS virtualization with Docker
  • Data streaming technologies like Kafka
  • Elastic compute platforms like Kubernetes

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.
  • 2+ years of experience in web technologies.
  • Experience with Object-oriented languages, frameworks like Kotlin, Java, Micronaut, Springboot
  • Computer Science foundational knowledge including competencies working with design patterns, data structures, and algorithms.
  • Experience automated testing and proficient with a testing framework (e.g. Junit, Mockito)
  • Experience working with a source versioning tool, such as Git
  • Demonstrates strong problem-solving skills and can help the team in triaging operational issues
  • 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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