Sr. Software Engineer - Guest Facing Devices

Employer
Target
Location
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Posted
Oct 13, 2021
Closes
Oct 27, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
Sr. Software Engineer - Guest Facing Devices

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 team balances 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.

TEAM AND CULTURE

Target values engineers that care about:
  • A diverse, inclusive and collaborative culture
  • Robust and distributed microservices and event-based architectures with mature CI/CD pipelines
  • Code as craft with a desire to solve complex engineering problems
  • Automating everything
  • Operational excellence with an approach to engineering that makes our guests and team members their top priority
  • Triaging large scale issues with a bias to prevent them from happening in the first place
  • Canary and A/B testing to push code multiple times a day during business hours
  • Learning and experimenting with technologies
  • High observability with robust logs and metrics
  • Leveraging edge computing and elastic infrastructure
  • Agile teams and team ceremonies


BUSINESS CAPABILITIES AND IMPACT

As an engineer on the Guest Facing Devices team, you will contribute to the DevOps ecosystem optimizing all 53,000 cash registers in Target stores. Prospective candidates will have experience in Infrastructure and/or software development with eagerness to learn, while embracing the Growth Mindset. Share experiences in an Agile CI/CD environment, managing software-defined infrastructure, gathering story details, and collaborating with partner teams to develop and implement solutions in an iterative manner. Understanding cloud-ready automated application deployments is a plus. Use your experience and talents to be a part of a groundbreaking team, exercising critical thinking skills, thought leadership, and pursuing visionary goals in Retail. We urge Target engineers to participate in learning opportunities such as Hack-a-thons, Engineering Month events, Tech@Target channels, CareerDev expos, and innovation sprints during quarterly Demo Days.

TECHNOLOGY

Our engineering teams are empowered to select the appropriate technology for the problem they are trying to solve. Common technologies include:
  • CICD: Code Pipelines like Docker, Drone, Vela, Spinnaker, Testing frameworks, Gatlin
  • Languages and Frameworks like Spring Boot, Java, Kotlin, Micronaut, Golang, REST, http4k, KTOR, Gradle
  • Front end technologies like React, Redux, Native Android
  • Databases like Postgres, Cassandra, Mongo, Influx, ELK Stack (Elasticsearch)
  • Distributed event streaming platform like Kafka
  • Metrics visualizations like Grafana
  • Log aggregation with Logstash and Kibana
  • Cloud platforms like GCP
  • Elastic compute platforms like Kubernetes


OPEN ENGINEERING OPPORTUNTIES

We have a number of open roles across our Guest Facing Devices engineering teams. They vary across engineering level/experience, technology focus, or business area. If you are interested in learning more, contact us or apply to start a conversation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of Infrastructure or software development experience
  • Demonstrates strong domain-specific knowledge regarding Target's technology capabilities, and key competitors' products and differentiating features
  • 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
  • Demonstrates strong proficiency in core development platforms within own domain
  • Builds strong commitment within the team to support the appropriate team priorities
  • Clearly communicates Agile concepts to partners within product team
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of the impact of own work on the team and/or guests
  • Writes and organizes code using multiple computer languages, including distributed programming and understand different frameworks and paradigm
  • Delivers high-performance, scalable, repeatable, and secure deliverables with broad impact (high throughput and low latency)
  • Influences and applies data standards, policies, and procedures
  • 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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