Sr Engineer - Indirect Planning

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Mar 24, 2022
Mar 29, 2022
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 Tech 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, sustainably, securely and reliably from the inside out.

The Indirect Planning team develops full-stack custom applications which support the process of purchasing items needed to run Target. We currently own and support four custom developed applications and are working to enhance these applications to streamline business processes. Within the next year, we are also planning to start development of a new purchase forecasting application in support of opening new stores and remodeling existing.

As a Sr Engineer on the Indirect Planning team, you serve as a specialist in the engineering team that supports a platform which increases the efficiency of planning and purchasing non-retail goods. You can distill an abstract architecture into concrete design and influence the implementation. You have substantial expertise in applying appropriate software engineering patterns and in programming to build robust and scalable systems. You show good problem-solving skills and can help the team in triaging operational issues. You help the engineers around you learn and grow because you understand the value of a strong team.

We are looking for engineers to build innovative and well-designed software while being part of groundbreaking technological innovation, strategic thinking, and visionary goals.

As a Sr Engineer in the Indirect Planning product team, you will:
  • Be a significant code contributor, own and be accountable for your work, drive best practices and ensure the development of high-quality code.
  • Lead, conduct and participate in code reviews, design reviews, testing and debugging at the application level.
  • Be a great team player and help build a team of high caliber software development engineers through mentorship and leading by example.
  • Drive resolution of technology roadblocks including code, infrastructure, build and deployment.
  • In complex and unstructured situations, serve as an expert resource to ensure high-performance, scalable, repeatable, and secure deliverables.
  • Account for maintainability, cost of ownership, mitigating and removing risks.
  • Initiate and execute research and proof-of-concepts where you will consider technologies, frameworks, design patterns, processes and guiding values of the domain and architecture.
  • Stay current with Target's technical capabilities, infrastructure, and technical environment.
  • Ensure all code adheres to all development & security standards.
  • Take rotating on-call responsibilities.

About you:
  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of software development experience with at least one full cycle implementation
  • Experience in backend development using a JVM language (preferably Java) and microservices
  • Experience in testing frameworks, various types of tests (unit, integration, functional, etc.) and CICD
  • Demonstrates strong domain-specific knowledge regarding Target's technology capabilities, and key competitors' products and differentiating features
  • Demonstrates strong proficiency in core development platforms within own domain
  • Working knowledge in analysis and optimization of systems capacity, performance, and operational health
  • Communicates and coordinates with project team, partners, and stakeholders
  • Builds strong commitment within the team to support the appropriate team priorities
  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education
  • Bonus points if you are a full-stack capable

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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