Lead Engineer - Giftcard Red (GCR) Team

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Oct 23, 2021
Oct 30, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
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 team balances 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:

· Robust, distributed Microservices and event-based architectures with mature CI/CD pipelines

· Code as craft with a desire to solve complex engineering problems

· Automating everything

· 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

· Canary and A/B testing to push code during business hours

· Innovation and experimentation with a focus on continuous learning

· 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

· A diverse, inclusive, and collaborative culture

· 50 days of Learning


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.

The Giftcard Red (GCR) team is the technical brain behind the platform that powers all Target Gift card operations. Our platform is leveraged by multiple channels at Target: stores, Target.com, external vendors and B2B. We build and maintain high performing APIs to process billions of gift card activities every year. We also build various self-servicing tools for our contact center agents and finance partners. Come join us in our modernization journey in building a first class gift card experience for our guests!


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 Spring Boot, Java, Kotlin, Micronaut, and Python

· 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

· Enhancing capabilities using Machine Learning


We have a number of open roles across our FRS engineering teams. They vary across engineering level/experience, technology focus, or business area. If you are interested in learning more, contact us or apply to start a conversation.

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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