Software Engineer - Digital Data Tracking Platform (Java/Scala, Kafka, Spark) REMOTE or HQ

Employer
Target
Location
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Posted
May 10, 2022
Closes
Jun 04, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
JOIN TARGET AS AN ENGINEER - DATA SCIENCES DIGITAL TRACKING PLATFORM (Firefly)

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.

As an 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 can handle operational issues with little or no oversight. You actively review code to ensure the software quality and functional accuracy is maintained across the team. You are keen to learn the design and architecture of the product and participate in ceremonies that can influence both. Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As an Engineer, you'll take the lead as you...

Use your technology acumen to provide input to assist with evaluation of new technologies and contribute to the design, lifecycle management, and total cost of ownership of services. 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 disaster recovery planning and disaster recovery activities and participate in functional integration and regression testing and ability to automate test scripts. Resolve frequently encountered technical issues and monitors systems capacity with minimal assistance. Search and understand metadata about various data sources and metrics. Adhere to change and incident management standards and expectations.

About This Opportunity:

We are seeking an engineer who is able to jump in and contribute to Target's Digital Analytics platform team. 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!

  • Work as a member of a product team which builds features that impact the bottom line for Target
  • Continuously work to improve self and team through continuous learning, pair programming, and pull request reviews
  • Implement design patterns to enhance our highly scalable and performant applications
  • Contribute to the design of our full system architecture
  • Engage in team continuous improvement projects and leverage mentorship opportunities
  • Join an inclusive and rich engineering culture
  • Responsible for quality and stability of your delivered work
  • Engage in unit and functional testing efforts to certify your work is good
  • Contribute to engineering efforts from inception to delivery
  • Contribute to our team's DevOps mentality to iteratively develop and deploy with ease


About you:

  • 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
  • Understands concepts of package solutions and package specific programming language with knowledge of development objects
  • Demonstrates and continuously builds upon domain-specific knowledge
  • Demonstrates proficiency in at least one computer language
  • Understands the concepts of distributed programming and applies it to their domain
  • Possesses working knowledge of transaction codes/master data used within specific domain and participates in building custom solutions in the package
  • Maintains technical knowledge within areas of expertise
  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education
  • Familiarity with an RDBMS technology and SQL
  • Experience working with a source versioning tool, such as Git


Preferred

  • Experience with, or interest in learning, Scala
  • Experience with, or interest in learning, real time stream processing frameworks
  • Experience automated testing and proficient with a testing framework
  • Familiarity with message streaming platforms (e.g. Kafka)
  • Familiarity with microservice design patterns
  • Interest in working with Big Data technologies (e.g. Hadoop, Spark, Hive)
  • Exposure to containerization (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Exposure to DevOps tools, processes, and culture (e.g. Spinnaker, Drone, Jenkins, Git, etc.)
  • Experience working as a member of an Agile software development team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


As a member of the Data Sciences Digital Tracking Platform Team at Target you will be a front-line contributor to the future of data sciences in retail.

This position may be considered for a Full-Time Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on Target's needs. A Hybrid work arrangement means the team members core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a Target location. A Full-Time Remote work arrangement means the team member works full-time from home or an alternate location that's not a Target location, does not have a desk at their primary HQ work location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times yr.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada residents is $65,000 to $116,000. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond.

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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