Sr Engineering Manager - Platform Engineering (DataMiner)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jul 01, 2022
Jul 14, 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.

As a Senior Engineering Manager, you will lead a team of engineers focused on delivering products and platforms directly involved with enabling a data driven organization. Involvement includes driving technical decisions, design, coaching/career mentoring, and escalation in an agile environment that builds and maintain products and platforms. You will be responsible for ensuring the success of the team (UI, Services, Dev-Ops, Data Engineering) and partnership with business partners and product owners.

This role will lead the engineering team behind Target's in house DataMiner analysis platform. Our mission is to be the primary data science, insights and data exploration platform for Target business users, analysts and data scientists.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Sr. Engineering Manager, you'll take the lead as you are expected to have good understanding of Platform Engineering technologies and drive a strong execution and partnership culture by providing overall strategy and technical direction for Platform Engineering teams. Drive product development and operations with lead full stack engineers and drive technical decision making, adhering to Target architecture and other enterprise decisions. You'll have a strong focus on team management and development, equal focus will be on writing production code and hands on active development of the capabilities and solutions.

The DataMiner platform provides a cloud-based suite of tools that simplifies the end-to-end process for creating data insights & empowering data exploration. This includes everything from querying, blending, generating analysis & insights, exploration, and mining, dashboarding and reporting, and data science development like machine learning and AI. Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

As a Sr. Engineering manager, you'll take the lead as you...

  • Understand the Platform needs and provide appropriate guidance to engineers
  • Partner with the Product Owner to successfully deliver platform capabilities that support Target business needs
  • Ensure high availability, scalability and security of platforms
  • Align team goals to OKRs and champion the creation of outcome-based measurements to enable continuous improvement
  • Partner with Product owner to gather feedback on platforms to understand and plan future needs
  • Support agile ceremonies according to need
  • Coach and lead team members in career goals
  • Evaluate new technologies and participates in decision-making
  • Design and drive the creation and adoption of new Platform Engineering standards and best practices
  • Coach team members around engineering principles and Agile practices to ensure high-performance, scalable, and repeatable practices across teams and throughout the organization
  • Active participant in team meetings, talent and leadership discussions

About you:
  • 4-year degree in Computer Science, related engineering field or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of engineering (software development) experience
  • 1-3 years of managing teams with a strong track record of delivery and managing products
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to variety of audiences
  • Team-orientated, passionate about developing others' skills and capabilities
  • Successful track record of working in large enterprise technology ecosystems leading complex technology teams
  • Deep understanding of agile development processes and methodology including continuous integration and delivery, with a mindset of building incrementally and delivering business value quickly
  • Strong understanding in data practices and technologies
  • Expertise in 2 or more of the programming languages
  • Experience with integration, data handling technologies and other open source frameworks

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with Java, Spring, or related JVM language and framework
  • Experience building platforms or new products from the ground up
  • Experience working in an open source model
  • Extensive experience working in an agile environment (i.e. user stories, iterative development, etc.)

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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