Software Engineer - US

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Apr 19, 2022
May 22, 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 means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It's how we care, grow, and win together.

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.

Target's Storage as a Service group is part of Technology Engineering within Target Tech. We deliver high performance storage solutions for the enterprise at a multi-petabyte scale and are constantly automating our provisioning methods while adding new products and services.

As a Software Engineer, you serve as a technical specialist delivering the engineering that powers the product. You develop keen insight into the technical architecture and design to deliver robust and scalable software components. You constantly demonstrate the depth of your expertise by solving engineering problems. You are passionate about the quality of software and balance between speed of delivering new features and robustness of the software components you implement. You actively review code to ensure the software quality and functional accuracy is maintained across the team. You are eager to learn the design and architecture of the product and participate in ceremonies that can influence both. Use your skills, experience, and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. Contribute to research and proof-of-concept initiatives for new technologies and assist with code review and design review, writes, organizes, and maintains code based on designs. With guidance, delivers high-performance, scalable, repeatable, and secure deliverables. Participate in structured construction, automation, debugging, and implementation activities, ensuring architectural and operational requirements and best practices are met. Participate in functional, integration and regression testing. Search and understand metadata about various data sources and metrics. Adhere to change and incident management standards and expectations.

Core responsibilities are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

Key Responsibilities

• Develop and maintain scalable and resilient RESTful APIs

• Write software tests using continuous integration practices to ensure code quality

• Build scalable micro-service APIs with seamless deployments and zero downtime

• Assist with design, planning and code review

• Research related technology and make necessary software recommendations

• Participate in on-call rotation

Minimum Qualifications

• 4 year degree or equivalent experience
• 1+ years of software development experience
• Demonstrates familiarity with current and emerging technologies in own scope of responsibility, and develops ability to apply these technologies

• Demonstrates and continuously builds upon domain-specific knowledge
• Demonstrates proficiency in at least one computer language (e.g. Java, Python, Go-Lang)
• Maintains technical knowledge within areas of expertise

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

• Like collaborating with a team and possesses strong written and verbal communication skills

Desired Qualifications

• Exposure to DevOps tools, processes and culture

• Hands on experience building scalable REST APIs

• Experience with test-driven development and software test automation

• Hands on cloud experience: Kubernetes, Azure, GCP (Google CloudPlatform)

• Experience deploying and supporting an application on cloud-based infrastructure

• Contributing back to the Open Source community

• Knowledge of microservice design patterns

If you're a software engineer with a passion for software architecture, cutting-edge technologies, massive scale, building performant systems, and solving challenging problems, then this career opportunity is for you!

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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