Engineer - Production Engineering

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Sep 21, 2021
Oct 23, 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.

We are looking for a highly motivated engineering professional who wants to join the Capacity Management Team where you will collect, analyze, build, & develop Target's infrastructure capacity management & reliability work. You will be a part of a team of engineers driving strong visibility & focus on reliability aspects of our infrastructure services. You will put your skills, experience and passion to work in an entrepreneurial environment where success is rewarded. Individuals in this role will have opportunities to gain a large breadth of knowledge by working with experts in core infrastructure services and product development and share their knowledge with a tech hungry team.

About This Opportunity

As an Engineer in Capacity Management Engineering, you serve as the technical anchor for the engineering team that supports our infrastructure capacity management aspects. You create, own and are responsible for the application architecture that best serves our partner teams in its functional and non-functional needs. You are someone who enjoys both development and data analysis aspects of engineering. You leverage your problem-solving skills to identify and drive changes to improve our infrastructure capacity planning and stability. You love keeping abreast of the latest industry trends and use them to help you innovate. You have leadership qualities, good judgment and clear communication skills. If you're excited to work on a fast-moving, tightly knit team and build solutions for unsolved problems, we want to meet you.

Within Capacity Management Engineering you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Design, implement and support tools aimed at defining key capacity performance criteria for infrastructure components

  • Develop APIs enabling the ability to obtain "self-service" recommendations on things like: Capacity utilization and forecasting.
  • Collaborate with the core team to promote, re-use and develop consistent technical-build, implementation and support processes following the agile design and documentation methodology
  • Develop software and systems using test driven development and continuous integration practices
  • Unit test code and create automated test scripts
  • Consult with key infrastructure partner teams to refine data models

  • Monitor and maintain existing environments
  • Research related products and make necessary technology recommendations related to capacity strategies
  • Innovate constantly and maintain the technical edge

About you:
• 4 year degree or equivalent experience
• 1+ years of software development experience
• Demonstrates familiarity with current and emerging technologies in own scope of responsibility, and develops ability to apply these technologies
• Understands concepts of package solutions and package specific programming language with knowledge of development objects
• Demonstrates and continuously builds upon domain-specific knowledge
• Demonstrates proficiency in at least one computer language
• Understands the concepts of distributed programming and applies it to their domain
• Possesses working knowledge of transaction codes/master data used within specific domain and participates in building custom solutions in the package
• Maintains technical knowledge within areas of expertise
• Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education


  • Strong problem solver
  • Team player and facilitate cross-team partnerships
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written.
  • Private or public cloud experience

  • Server infrastructure knowledge - Unix
  • Demonstrates proficiency in at least one computer language
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technology and lead the adoption of successful patterns
  • Experience working in an agile environment (i.e. user stories, iterative development, etc.)
  • Maintains technical knowledge within areas of expertise

  • 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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