Developer Relations Program Manager (PR, Event Planning)

Employer
Target
Location
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Posted
Oct 16, 2021
Closes
Nov 17, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
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.

A learning culture is a core component of Target Tech's strategy to build a diverse and highly capable engineering team. A community of learning extends beyond the walls of Target and into the external tech community. Target Tech establishes, curates, and maintains numerous relationships as well as facilitates and sponsors many events both internal and external. Our Developer Relations efforts place an emphasis on supporting grassroots growth for technology professionals by technology professionals.

As a Developer Relations Program Manager, use your skills, experience, and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. In this role, you'll be advocating for Target's learning culture and community to an internal tech team that includes over 4,500 engineers, data scientists, architects, and product managers. You will accomplish your goals through the planning and execution of several internal events like our InnerCon internal conference, CodeRed Global Hack Day, and Tech Lunch to name a few. You will also be responsible for cultivating engagement in Slack and driving excitement through creative and marketing campaigns. You will also serve as liaison for Target Tech team members to the external technology community by building and managing relationships with local tech orgs and groups. You will be accountable for driving the strategic plan for Target's internal and external tech partnerships and you will manage a budget to support the efforts on which you focus. These efforts will include local conferences, meetup groups, open-source initiatives, hosting community events at Target, and more.

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

About you:
  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience
  • Must be able to plan and execute all types of social and business events/gatherings.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong program management organizational skills and high attention to detail with reporting and data
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities
  • Initiative to operate in a self-directed manner, sometimes with ambiguous requirements
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships across team, leader, and internal partners
  • Experience in technology or supporting a technology business preferred
  • Experience in the training and development field preferred
  • Relevant project or program management experience is a plus


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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