Sr Data Engineer - Enterprise Signing System

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Apr 19, 2022
Jun 04, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Join us as a Senior Engineer

Target is one of the world's most recognized brands and one of America's leading retailers. But behind the brand our guests love, is a culture of continual innovation - and right now, we are up to big things.

We are looking for highly motivated software engineering professionals who can help us advanced our Digital Marketing strategy for Target. You will be able to put your skills, experience and passion to build a platform that will have direct impact on millions of Target Guests and Vendor partners and significant revenue driver for Target. You will get an opportunity to build an engineering solution for delivering personalized messages to guests across multiple channels including web, emails, and other social channels. Be part of a team that is not only utilizing cutting edge technologies but also driving topline growth for Target.

Enterprise Signing System (ESS) supports Marketing in a systematic way to create signs that drive guest value perception which are consistent, simple, and creatively flexible. Along with better guest perception, this product support's streamlined processes for Merchant and Marketing Team's ultimately reducing signing expenses and waste by eliminating redundant work. ESS has the capability to process Circular & E-batches of different sizes for promotional sizes on a regular intervals and also supports user driven batching capability to create promotional batches. ESS has integrations with Target applications to fetch Promotions, item, store locations and price details to generate promotional signs of different sizes for different Target store's by applying business rules and aggregates the data at different level.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work well with other engineers and partners to ensure development meets business needs.
  • Understanding of data models with sources from different data systems including relational database and conceptual understanding of at least one NoSQL storage.
  • Research and proof-of-concept initiatives in new and emerging technology spaces.
  • Drive evaluation and learn new tools and technologies to keep technology stack modern as needed for the Product solution.

About you:

  • 4 year degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • Demonstrates strong domain-specific knowledge regarding Target's technology capabilities, and key competitors' products and differentiating features
  • Working knowledge on package-specific configuration and deployment along with ability to build custom solutions
  • Designs new testing methods and resolves routine and non-routine technical issues with minimal assistance
  • Demonstrates strong proficiency in core development platforms within own domain
  • Builds strong commitment within the team to support the appropriate team priorities
  • Clearly communicates Agile concepts to partners within product teams
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of the impact of own work on the team and/or guests
  • Writes and organizes code using multiple computer languages, including distributed programming and understand different frameworks and paradigm
  • Delivers high-performance, scalable, repeatable, and secure deliverables with broad impact (high throughput and low latency)
  • Influences and applies data standards, policies, and procedures
  • Maintains technical knowledge within areas of expertise
  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience & hands on with building stream-processing systems, using solutions such as Storm or Spark-Streaming
  • Experience & hands on with Spark & Scala
  • Good knowledge of Big Data querying tools, such as Pig, Hive, and Impala
  • Experience with NoSQL databases, such as HBase, Cassandra, MongoDB
  • Experience with integration of data from multiple data sources
  • Experience with any messaging systems, such as Kafka
  • Proficient understanding of distributed computing principles
  • Proficiency with Hadoop v2, MapReduce, HDFS
  • Management of Hadoop cluster, with all included services
  • Ability to solve any ongoing issues with operating the cluster
  • Good understanding of Lambda Architecture, along with its advantages and drawbacks
  • Strong problem solving and thought partnership skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Extensive experience working in an agile environment (i.e. user stories, iterative development, etc.)
  • Working with test-driven development and software test automation

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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