Sr Data Engineer - Digital Monetization

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Oct 13, 2021
Dec 05, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time

Target's Data Science and Engineering team is a hyper-growing, collaborative team building enterprise data products while utilizing the latest Big Data development tools/technologies at the grandest scale. Data Engineers work closely with our Data Scientists to create valuable insights using voluminous data collected from internal and external systems. Business decision-making and initiatives are empowered with these insights to achieve Target's strategic goals while providing world-class shopping experiences!

About this Opportunity

As a Sr. Data Engineer in Target's Data Engineering team you'll take the lead as you:

Designing and Implementation:
  • Ownership of all technical aspects of software development for assigned application
  • Utilize the data structure and algorithms to make the system more efficient
  • Support ongoing refactoring of code, utilize visualization and other techniques to fast-track concepts and deliver continuous improvement
  • Analyze, monitor and optimize for performance
  • Write code and unit tests, work on API specs, automation and testing
  • Produce and maintain high-quality technical documentation

Scope of Work:
  • Will gain new knowledge from upcoming research and applying it to design and development
  • Develop deep understanding of tie-ins with other systems/platforms within the domains
  • Share the gained knowledge with other team members through interactive sessions
  • Identify opportunities to adopt innovative technologies
  • Works with Technical Product Owners and Principal Data Engineers to prioritize features for ongoing sprints and managing the list of technical requirements based on new known issues
  • Provide continuous support for design, development and application availability

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics or other quantitative field related to data sciences and data mining
  • 2+ years of experience in developing software applications including: analysis, design, coding, testing, deploying and supporting of applications
  • Understand application/software development and design in an Agile environment
  • Inquisitive on Big Data technology; current on new ideas and tools
  • Good understanding of Data structures and Designing of Algorithms
  • Good understanding of basic Mathematical concepts and ability to grasp complex Mathematics
  • Proficient in at least one programming language - Java, Scala, Python, C/C++
  • Collaborative personality - able to engage in interactive discussions with the rest of the team
  • Good understanding of SQL with experience in data modeling

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Hadoop stack (Map Reduce, Kafka, Pig, Hive, HBase, Cassandra, YARN) and/or BDAS (Scala/Spark)
  • Experience working on projects facilitating true CI/CD (Jenkins, Drone)
  • Exposure to DevOps tools and culture (i.e. Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins, Git, etc.)
  • Awareness of new and emerging Big Data technologies and trends

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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