Software Engineer - Capacity, Performance, & Efficiency (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
May 20, 2022
Jul 01, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time

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 Tech 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.

Capacity Planning & Management team is part of a team built to deliver robust Decision Support Systems for our Cloud & Compute platform. We are a highly dynamic, cross functional team that works across Infrastructure teams to enable our Capacity as a service, a force multiplier for Targets hardware capacity. We are looking for highly motivated engineering professionals who can help connect the dots of end-to-end capacity metrics, enabling our platform teams to get insights and recommendations to maximize their compute infrastructure. You will put your skills, experience, and passion to work in an entrepreneurial environment where success is rewarded. Individuals in this role will have opportunities to gain a large breadth of knowledge by working with experts in core infrastructure services and product development and share their knowledge with a tech hungry team.

Use your skills, experience, and talents to be a part of this team.

As a Software (Capacity) Engineer, you will:

  • Build and enhance your Software Development skill set
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of Target's Compute(cloud) & Storage platforms
  • Utilize key capacity data to build out forecasting, identify trend/anomalies in our use of infrastructure.
  • Build knowledge on our capacity planning processes and key components, establishing strong partnerships within infrastructure
  • Automate resource capacity management in the following areas: planning, allocation, accounting and utilization

  • Develop analytic tools to infer capacity utilization, resource usage patterns, and forecast future growth
  • Partner with Performance & Efficiency Engineering, Data Center Operations, Network Engineering, Storage, High Performance Computing, Hardware Engineering, Systems & Tooling teams to find the optimal way to assess and leverage our core compute infrastructure usage.
  • Promote software engineering best practices and develop consistent, scalable patterns.
  • Consult with principal engineers, lead engineers and developers across numerous products/service groups to design robust capacity management program.
  • Display good problem-solving skills to help the team in influencing Target's capacity management program. Leverage your expertise in eliminating repeat occurrences and improve the reliability of our services, reducing labor, & improving costs.

  • Establish new standards and best practices to monitor, test, automate, and maintain software components or systems.

About You:

  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience

  • 1+ years of software development and/or compute (cloud) experience
  • Demonstrates familiarity with current and emerging technologies in the compute/cloud space
  • Demonstrates proficiency in at least one computer language
  • Enthusiastic about the intersection between software and compute(cloud) platforms, emphasizing how to use scripting, virtualization, and automation
  • Enjoys working within a team of engineers in a collaborative environment

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Coding experience in python, Java or Golang
  • Familiarity with infrastructure aspects of compute (cloud) & storage

  • Familiarity with CI/CD technologies such as GIT, Drone, Docker, Artifactory

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 a year.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada residents is $64,600-$116,300. 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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