Sr Engineer - Guest Order Management

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 14, 2021
Oct 03, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time

About us

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading


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.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and

visionary goals. As a Sr. Engineer, you'll take the lead as you...

Use your technology acumen to apply and maintain knowledge of current and

emerging technologies within specialized area(s) of the technology domain.

Evaluate new technologies and participate in decision-making, accounting for

several factors such as viability within Target's technical environment,

maintainability, and cost of ownership. Initiate and execute research and proof-of-

concept activities for new technologies. Manage total product, financials and

forecasting. Lead the design, lifecycle management, and total cost of ownership of

services. Lead and conduct code review, design review, testing, and debugging

activities at the application level. Lead functional design and architecture

discussions with understanding of process flows and system diagrams to enable

design decisions. Participate in routine and non-routine construction, automation,

and implementation activities, ensuring successful implementation with

architectural and operational requirements and best practices met. Provide

technical oversight and coach others to resolve complex and severe technical

issues. Lead disaster recovery activities and contribute to disaster recovery

planning. Embed data quality protocols throughout data acquisition, processing,

storage, and operational use. Core responsibilities of this job are described within

this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About this opportunity:

Guest Order Management is a platform that powers omni channel guest order

fulfillment and invoicing and driving the guest experience across all channels like, our 1800+ strong stores, Shipt and Google Express and Target

Vendors. These services are highly critical and have direct impact to guest

experience, Target's revenue and brand.

• Proficient and experience in JVM based language such as Java, Kotlin, Scala,


• Continuously work to improve self and team through continuous learning,

pair programming, and pull request reviews

• Experience working with a source versioning tool, such as Git

• Experience with automated testing and proficient with a testing framework

• Exposure to DevOps tools, processes and culture

• Knowledgeable of message streaming platforms (Kafka)

• Knowledgeable of micro-service design patterns and REST API concepts

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills

About you:

• 4-year degree or equivalent experience

• 5+ years of software development experience

• Understanding and experience in JVM based language, Kotlin, NoSQL


• Working knowledge on package-specific configuration and deployment along

with ability to build custom solutions

• Designs new testing methods and resolves routine and non-routine technical

issues with minimal assistance

• Computer Science foundational knowledge including competencies working

with design patterns, data structures and algorithms

• Demonstrates strong proficiency in core development platforms within own


• Builds strong commitment within the team to support the appropriate team


• Clearly communicates Agile concepts to partners within product team

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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