Director Engineering - Apps

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 14, 2021
Sep 30, 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 Director of Engineering you will be responsible for the technology decisions that enable the business plan and will manage an engineering team in an agile environment. You will be responsible for providing guidance to engineers and making relevant technology solution decisions related to complex and/or new wave technology products. The key to success in this position is having a strong & innovative approach to problem solving, great technical leadership, excellent communication, flexibility, and a self-motivated working style with attention to detail. This role will require you to be hands-on on technology and will be expected to do design/development of highly scalable systems while leading the engineering teams.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Director Engineering, you'll take the lead as you drive best practices and ensure development of high quality solutions/technologies through advocating and ensuring standards for common assets and framework components. You will determine the right technology choices to deliver business value keeping in mind availability, scalability and reliability of solution and design/develop complex solutions. You will be responsible for building and managing a team of high caliber engineers and inform on resource allocation strategy. You'll drive resolution of technology roadblocks including code, infrastructure, build and deployment while holding your team and yourself accountable for meeting delivery dates. You will manage cross-product technical dependencies and handle conflict resolution. You will advocate for and ensure standards around technologies, frameworks, design patterns, processes and guiding values of the domain architecture and ensure all solutions/technologies adhere to all development & security standards. And you'll inspire a strong culture of engineering through meetups and contribute to the technical community in forums/groups.

Core responsibilities are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • Four-year degree in computer science or equivalent
  • 10+ years of engineering experience, 3+ years of experience developing technology in your focus area
  • 5+ years of managing teams with a strong track record of delivery for cross-functional products
  • Experience working in an agile environment (e.g. user stories, iterative development, etc.) including continuous integration and continuous delivery practices
  • Experience operating medium to large scale systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to variety of audiences
  • Experience with test-driven development and software test automation
  • Strong technical knowledge and background with an understanding of open source frameworks
  • Strong sense of ownership and problem solving skills

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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