Sr Engineer - Enterprise UI

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 23, 2021
Dec 22, 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 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 the team:
The Enterprise UI team is looking for our third Engineer! Since we are a small team, there's a wide spectrum of things we get to work on. We maintain an extensive framework of reusable, themeable, UI components that supports over 200 of Target's internal Enterprise applications. This means we run a very active support Slack channel, and we often spend time pairing with users that run into issues or want help learning. We find and fix bugs, work with other teams to make new UI components, write robust tests, maintain our documentation site, maintain an internal-facing full-stack sandbox application that we use to show examples, make, and announce new releases, and maintain our deployment pipelines.

We are a people-first team. Partnerships, pairing, mentoring, and component usability are our number one priority. We have partner teams across Target, including Engineering Enablement, Enterprise UX, Accessibility, and Target's intern training program. Our collaborations include maintaining an application starter template, delivering UI training to all incoming interns, and continually iterating on the UX design and accessibility standards across our components.

About you:
• 4 year degree or equivalent experience
• 5+ years of 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
• Advanced React building and debugging skills
• Excellent people skills
• Excellent public speaking skills
• Experience with CI/CD pipelines
• Experience implementing A11y and UX/UI feedback
• Exposure to CSS & semantic HTML
• Exposure to front-end testing frameworks
• Familiarity with debugging with browser developer tools
• Familiarity with publishing node modules and mono-repos

About the role:
·Build and maintain Canvas - the UI component framework that is used by over 200 of Target's Enterprise applications and related products
·Learn or improve upon your CSS, Sass, NPM versioning and deployment, React Testing Library, Cypress Testing, Percy Testing

·Support and enable a community of over 350 engineers across the US and India
·Contribute to discussions with other engineers and partners to drive solutions that improve and expand upon our offerings
·Learn, innovate, and drive the direction of Target's UI technology

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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