Sr Engineer - Data Sciences Engineering

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Aug 23, 2021
Oct 22, 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 Senior Engineer, you serve as a specialist in the engineering team that supports the product. You help develop and gain insight in the application architecture. You can distill an abstract architecture into concrete design and influence the implementation. You show expertise in applying the appropriate software engineering patterns to build robust and scalable systems. You are an expert in programming and apply your skills in developing the product. You have the skills to design and implement the architecture on your own, but choose to influence your fellow engineers by proposing software designs, providing feedback on software designs and/or implementation. You show good problem-solving skills and can help the team in triaging operational issues. You leverage your expertise in eliminating repeat occurrences.

About the opportunity:

We are seeking an engineer who is able to jump in and contribute to Target's data science experimentation and measurement (e.g. enterprise A/B Testing) platform. If you're a software engineer with a passion for software architecture, cutting-edge technologies, massive scale, building performant systems, and solving challenging problems, then this career opportunity is for you!

  • Work as a member of a product team which builds features that impact the bottom line for Target
  • Contribute to our Ratpack, Spring Boot, and Go applications
  • Continuously work to improve self and team through pair programming and pull request reviews
  • Implement design patterns to enhance our highly scalable and performant applications
  • Contribute to the design of our full system architecture
  • Engage in continuous improvement projects within the team and mentor other engineers
  • Cultivate an inclusive and rich engineering culture
  • Responsible for quality and stability of delivered work
  • Advance unit and functional testing efforts to certify the team's work is good
  • Contribute to engineering efforts from inception to delivery

About you:

  • BS degree in computer science or relevant experience
  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • Proficient with an object-oriented language (e.g. Java)
  • Computer Science foundational knowledge including competencies working with design patterns, data structures and algorithms
  • Extensive experience building scalable REST APIs
  • Experience load testing and performance tuning
  • Experience automated testing and proficient with a testing framework (e.g. Spock, JUnit)
  • Experience working with a source versioning tool, such as Git
  • Knowledgeable of frameworks like Spring Boot, Micronaut, Ratpack, etc.
  • Knowledgeable of message streaming platforms (e.g. Kafka)
  • Knowledgeable of microservice design patterns
  • Familiarity with build tools Maven and Gradle
  • Exposure to containerization (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Exposure to DevOps tools, processes and culture (e.g. Drone, Jenkins, Git, etc.)
  • Experience working as a member of an Agile software development team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and troubleshooting skills

As a member of the Data Sciences Platform Engineering Team at Target you will be a front-line contributor to the future of data sciences in retail.

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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