Engineer - Gift Card Services

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Jul 15, 2022
Aug 10, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
About us:

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers. Working at Target is an opportunity to help individuals and families across the US discover the joy of everyday life.

Every time a guest enters a Target store or browses, they experience the impact of Target's investments in technology and innovation. We're the technologists behind one of the most loved retail brands, delivering joy to millions of our guests, team members, and communities. Join our global in-house technology team of more than 4,000 engineers, data scientists, architects, coaches, and product managers striving to make Target the most convenient, safe and joyful place to shop.

The Team

Target gift cards are a wildly popular product and are one of the top 5 gift cards purchased in the US. The Gift Card Services team is the technology owner for this area of our business. Our team is an integral part of the average sales transactions that happen both in-store or online. Because of this, our technology needs to be both highly performant and reliable. It also needs to interoperate consistently with all of the other critical systems that are part of the checkout process.

As part of our team you'll develop your technical acumen as you directly participate in the development and operation of a high volume, low latency system, while learning how to become a valued member of an enterprise wide group that spans many different product areas and engineering teams and delivers functionality core to Target's business.

The Technology

We use agile practices and leverage open-source software to adapt and build amazing technology for our team members and guests-and we do so with a focus on diversity and inclusion, experimentation, and continuous learning.

While we're constantly re-evaluating the best technologies to achieve our goals, we currently work with the following technologies

· CI/CD - GIT and Automated Deployment Pipelines

· Infrastructure - Containerized workloads managed with our own proprietary cloud orchestrator

· Languages - Java, Javascript, Kotlin, SQL

· Frameworks/Libraries - Spring, React

· Data Storage and Streaming - Kafka, Oracle, PostgreSQL, Target Object Store (S3 Compatible)

About You

The ideal candidate for this position will have the desire to become a contributing member of the team as quickly as possible and will have the curiosity and drive to make that happen. Having a solid understanding of how the technologies listed above is important but we're on the hunt for great engineers and that may mean that your experience doesn't perfectly align with our stack. That is ok. Continuous learning and inclusion is what we're built on and if you're passionate about technology and delivering high quality code, you may be just who we're looking for.

Desired Qualifications

• 4 year degree or equivalent experience

• 1+ years of software development experience

• Is dedicated to delivering high quality, clean and testable code

• Demonstrates proficiency in at least one object oriented programming language

• Understands the concepts of micro-services as a means of delivering distributed systems and applies them to their domain

• Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education

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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