Principal Engineer - Supply Chain

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Sep 21, 2022
Oct 26, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time

About us:
Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.

Target tech is 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, securely and reliably from the inside out.

As a Principal Engineer on the Inbound and Outbound Operations team, you'll set the strategy for how our tech solutions drive our replenishment operations across warehouses and stores. Target moves over $19B in inventory each year. Accurate representation of this inventory and efficient operations are critical enablers of Target's business. Target is committed to a stores as hub strategy - using our stores as the primary means of fulfilling guests orders. Our technology solutions are responsible for moving the right quantity of inventory at the right time - to best position this product to meet our guests' needs.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Principal Engineer, you'll take the lead as you...
  • Understand Target's business and technical environments and define solutions to resolve complex business challenges
  • Provide the team with thought leadership to promote re-use and develop consistent, scalable patterns
  • Lead and participate in complex construction, automation, and implementation activities. Establish new standards and best practices to monitor, test, automate, and maintain systems.
  • Evaluate current and emerging technologies and participate in decision-making on where and how Target should apply these technologies.
  • Be creative! Explore opportunities to solve business challenges through technology solutions. Be part of a culture of creativity and learning.
  • 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 deliverables.
  • Stay current with Target's technical capabilities and evolving infrastructure space.
  • Building diagnostic tools to quickly identify issues and enable self-recovery where possible.
  • Work with engineering leaders to build a high performing engineering team and provide technical leadership, coaching, motivation and participate in the selection of technical talent.

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
  • 10+ years of experience in technology development
  • Demonstrates broad and deep expertise in multiple computer languages and open-source frameworks
  • Has demonstrated success in solving complex technical problems in more than one technical or functional area
  • Understands business fundamentals and how technologies can support business goals along with how to translate business vision into a technical strategy
  • Has proven leadership capabilities, the ability to influence others, interpersonal skills, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong team player who understands concepts of teamwork and team effectiveness.
  • Designs, develop and approve end-to-end functionality of a product line, platform, or infrastructure
  • Demonstrates expertise in analysis and optimization of systems capacity, performance, and operational health
  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education
  • Experience in building highly scalable distributed systems
  • Hands-on leadership, who can mentor junior engineers towards a strong OOP programming mindset

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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