Engineer- Roundel Data Solutions (Cyclone)

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Dec 22, 2021
Feb 04, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
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.

The Cyclone Team is a multi-product engineering team within Digital Media Marketing. We are a core data platform team focused on the curation and optimization of data resources used by all Marketing teams at Target. The Engineers on this team are integral in the delivery and reporting of ad campaigns served to guests across multiple channels including web, emails, and other social channels.

As an 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.

As an 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 participates 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.
  • In complex and unstructured situations, serve as an expert resource to create and improve standards and best practices to ensure high-performance, scalable, repeatable, and secure
  • 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 you:
  • 4 year degree or equivalent experience
  • 1+ years of experience in application and data pipeline development
  • 1+ years' experience working with volume and variety of data in a production environment
  • 1+ years' experience in developing software applications
  • 1+ years' experience working on Big Data technologies like Hadoop, Apache Spark, Spark Streaming, Oozie, and Hive.
  • Proficiency in at least one of the following languages: Scala, Python, Java
  • Proficiency in at least one of the following monitoring tools: Kibana, Grafana
  • Computer Science foundational knowledge including competencies working with design patterns, data structures, and algorithms
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience performance tuning data pipelines and data platforms
  • Experience working on projects orchestrating containerization (e.g. Docker)
  • Experience automated testing and proficient with a testing framework (e.g. JUnit)
  • Experience integrating with REST APIs
  • Knowledgeable of streaming solutions (e.g. Kafka)
  • Exposure to containerization (e.g. Docker)
  • Exposure to DevOps tools, processes, and culture (e.g. Drone, Jenkins, Git, etc.)
  • Experience working with a source versioning tool (e.g. Git)
  • Awareness of new and emerging technologies

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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