Senior Engineer - Authentication Team

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Nov 03, 2021
Dec 12, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time

About us:

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.

Do you hate passwords and want to provide better options? Do you think biometrics and YubiKeys are cool? Do you believe that FIDO is the future of Authentication? We do too!!!

As an IAM engineer, you will work on providing solutions to everyday problems. You will be in the forefront with the team trying to influence the authentication landscape for Target. You will use Agile thinking to solve problems by providing standards-based solutions.

A Glimpse of what you will be involved with:
  • Deliver Continuous Delivery solutions to improve our deployment model.
  • Apply the latest authentication standards to provide mobile and/or desktop solutions to eliminate passwords.
  • Help the team make data-driven decisions by developing real-time analytics around authentication and use of authenticators.
  • Follow Agile practices to prototype and deliver solutions to customers' needs.
  • Passion to automate. Who likes to do the same thing over-and-over again? We should be free to innovate.

What are we looking for?
  • Ability to leverage open source frameworks and Industry standards to develop solutions.
  • Knowledgeable on SAML, OAuth and relevant industry specifications.
  • Write high-quality code. We are not limited to languages but are more focused on what's the best fit. Experience in any of Java, Golang, Python is preferred.
  • Experience with Agile and Continuous Delivery practices such as CI/CD and TDD
  • Experience with Release Automation and Infrastructure as Code technologies such as Chef, Drone, Terraform, Artifactory, Git, etc.
  • Experience with cloud technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, and Spinnaker is a plus.

About You:
  • BS degree in computer science or relevant experience
  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • Proficient with an object-oriented language (e.g. Java)
  • Computer Science foundational knowledge including competencies working with design patterns, data structures and algorithms
  • Extensive experience building scalable REST APIs
  • Experience load testing and performance tuning
  • Experience automated testing and proficient with a testing framework (e.g. Spock, JUnit)
  • Experience working with a source versioning tool, such as Git
  • Knowledgeable of message streaming platforms (e.g. Kafka)
  • Knowledgeable of microservice design patterns
  • Exposure to containerization (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Exposure to DevOps tools, processes and culture (e.g. Drone, Jenkins, Git, etc.)
  • Experience working as a member of an Agile software development team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and troubleshooting skills

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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