Principal Engineer- Cloud Storage (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

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

Target's Storage as a Service group is part of Technology Engineering within Target Tech. We deliver high performance storage solutions for the enterprise at a multi-petabyte scale and are constantly automating our provisioning methods while adding new products and services. As the leader of the Storage team, you are responsible for trying new hardware and storage tech, reducing costs and operational overhead. You will manage the lifecycle of all storage related things.

If you're a software engineer with a passion for leading teams direction, software architecture, cutting-edge technologies, massive scale, building performant systems, and solving challenging problems, then this career opportunity is for you! Use your skills, experience, and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.

As a Principal team member, you serve as a specialist on the team. You work directly with the users of our products establishing new and improving existing product features. You show expertise in applying the appropriate software engineering patterns to build robust and scalable systems that are simple for users to implement. 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 design 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.

Key Responsibilities

· Evangelize APIs and best practices for building/consuming RESTful APIs

· Build prototypes to prove out concepts

· Interface with partners to further our API Platform

· Direct the technique directions

· Develop software and systems using test driven development and continuous integration practices

· Research related products and make necessary software recommendations

· Innovate constantly to remain on the technical edge

· Participate in on-call rotation

Minimum Qualifications

· 4-year degree or equivalent experience

· 10+ years of software development experience with at least one full cycle implementation from requirements gathering to production deployment

· 8+ years of software development experience building scalable, distributed storage/database services

· 8+ years of experience in building programming models, APIs for platforms which achieve broad scale deployment/usage

· Experience in building cloud-based infrastructure

· Experience in production support and operational management of critical infrastructure

· Programming language proficiency with one or more of the following: JAVA, C#, Python.

· Deep understanding of Infrastructure concepts(web-based protocols and security, load balancing, high availability) and related technologies.

· Demonstrates strong problem solving and thorough partnership skills

· Strong sense of ownership and the ability to work with a limited set of requirements

· Good verbal and written communication skills - able to document and share design and specifications with team members and partners

· Demonstrates a solid understanding of the impact of own work on the team and/or guests

Preferred Qualifications
  • MS/PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
  • A passion for distributed systems, databases and large-scale storage
  • Experience with multi-threaded/parallel programming
  • Excellence in software engineering practices, coding and solid foundation in data structures, algorithms with strong testing, debugging and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to plan, schedule and deliver quality software
  • Excellent collaboration skills

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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