Network Engineer - Network Operating System

Employer
Target
Location
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Posted
Apr 19, 2022
Closes
May 18, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
About Us:

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

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.

This specific position is for Network Operating System team. This team is building the network of the future at Target through adopting open source operating systems and further developing them to meet Target's needs. Our engineers require a deep background in network hardware, routing protocols and designing large scale networks. The ideal candidate for this team would have a knowledge of ASICs, optics and router system design as well as extensive experience designing and implementing routings protocols such BGP and OSPF. We're interested in engineers with experience having designed, operated, and implemented networks of very large scale. We're looking for those who have pushed platforms and protocols to their limits.

As an Engineer, you serve as a specialist in the engineering team that supports the product. You help develop and gain insight in the application architecture. You can distill an abstract architecture into concrete design and influence the implementation. You show expertise in applying the appropriate software engineering patterns to build robust and scalable systems. You are an expert in programming and apply your skills in developing the product. You have the skills to design and implement the architecture on your own, but choose to influence your fellow engineers by proposing software designs, providing feedback on software designs and/or implementation. You show good problem solving skills and can help the team in triaging operational issues. You leverage your expertise in eliminating repeat occurrences.

As an Engineer on the Network Operations System team, you will:
  • Help drive adoption of new technologies within the team and across Target
  • Responsible for driving key decisions on how Target utilizes technology to solve complicated problems
  • Build prototypes to prove out concepts
  • Interface with infrastructure partners to further the platform capabilities
  • Create new and contribute to existing Target open source projects
  • Responsible for analyzing, designing, building and implementing infrastructure platform components


About You:
  • 4 year degree or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years of software development experience
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Python
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Development Tools (Git, Ansible/SaltStack or similar, Rest API interaction) and Workflows (CI/CD, Test automation)
  • Demonstrates practical knowledge of Networking concepts such as: Ethernet physical layer, Switching and Link Aggregation, IP addressing, IP Routing and Routing Protocols, Link-local multicast
  • Demonstrates knowledge of operating system concepts such as: Logging, Storage, Role of the kernel, Shell scripting with bash, Package Management, Linux networking, Containers and container networking
  • Familiarity with modern packet forwarding hardware and software architectures highly preferred (Merchant silicon, RIB vs FIB, Data Plane vs Control Plane)
  • Designs new testing methods and resolves routine and non-routine technical issues with minimal assistance
  • Builds strong commitment within the team to support the appropriate team priorities
  • Clearly communicates Agile concepts to partners within product team
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of the impact of own work on the team and/or guests
  • 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


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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