Product Manager - High Performance Computing

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Jul 15, 2022
Sep 22, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time

Product Manager - High Performance Computing

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.

About the Job:

The High-Performance Computing (HPC) Product Manager will maintain and build products ranging from real-time data streaming to neural computing. Your products will enable teams at Target to stream, filter, transform, and analyze high-bandwidth data in real-time, and provide tools for data engineers and other team members to analyze and take action on their data. You will research the capabilities of next generation computer hardware, architectures, and algorithms in order to: build enterprise grade, efficient products and provide guidance on building scalable, fully utilized infrastructures. Specific responsibilities include to:
  • Ensure work aligns to the OKRs/metrics of the product
  • Clearly understand and articulate the vision, strategy, and plan for the product to stakeholders
  • Exhibit strong communication within immediate product and engineering team, and with key partners of the product
  • Own backlog prioritization: Create user stories and acceptance criteria and drive decisions to prioritize all stories to ensure work aligns with product strategy
  • Foster a sense of urgency to achieve goals and leverage resources to meet OKRs
  • Solicit and leverage feedback from key stakeholders and users of product(s)

Product Teams at Target Corporation are accountable for the delivery of business outcomes enabled through technology and analytic products that are easy to use, easily maintained and highly reliable. Product teams have one shared backlog that is inclusive of all product, technology and design work.

As a Product Manager, you will work in the product model and will collaborate with your product team and key stakeholders to develop a plan and business objectives (OKRs) for your respective product. You will need to build a strong knowledge of your product through product discovery to collect customer feedback and work to collect other relevant data points that explain the value and help you prioritize the direction and desired outcomes for your product. You will work in unison with engineers, UX designers, data scientists and business partners to deliver a product.

You will be the "voice of the product" with your product team and stakeholders to ensure that their needs are met, and you will be responsible to maintain and refine the product backlog (create user stories & acceptance criteria) while prioritizing the backlog to focus on the highest impact work for your team and stakeholders.

You will encourage the open exchange of information and viewpoints, as well as inspire others to achieve challenging goals and high standards of performance while committing to the organization's direction. You will foster a sense of urgency to achieve goals and leverage resources to overcome unexpected obstacles. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • 4-year college degree (or equivalent experience)
  • 4+ years of product experience, infrastructure domain preferred
  • Ability to understand data engineering and cloud technologies and facilitate communication between business and tech teams
  • Ability to influence data engineering product strategy and roadmap
  • Ability to perform market research on stream processing platforms
  • Demonstrate product life-cycle prioritization
  • Hardware/software product launch/release experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrate strong accountability
  • Strong communication skills
  • Technical aptitude
  • Experience working in an agile environment (familiar with concepts such as user stories, iterative development, sprints, personas)

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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