Lead Performance Engineer - Storage (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Jul 15, 2022
Aug 18, 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.

The Performance Engineering Team develops innovative ways to enable operational visibility into how applications and infrastructure are performing together. We are looking for highly motivated engineering professionals who can help connect the dots of end-to-end performance, enabling our product teams the insight and recommendations to maximize cross environmental performance. You'll 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.

About This Opportunity:

We are seeking a lead performance engineer who is motivated by solving problems which oftentimes have not been solved anywhere with open source or vendor solutions.... existing solutions are often not the right ones for us. You have deep and broad engineering skills and are capable of standing up an architecture in its whole on your own, but you choose to influence a wider team by acting as a "force multiplier". You have excellent problem-solving skills. You love keeping abreast of the latest industry trends and use them to help you innovate. You have leadership qualities, good judgment, and clear communication skills. If you're excited to work on a fast-moving, tightly knit team and build solutions to unsolved problems, we want to meet you.

Use your skills, experience, and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.

As a Lead Performance Engineer (Storage), you'll have the opportunity to:
  • Collaborate closely with our Product and Platform engineering teams
  • Influence the management of world class scale environments
  • Profile or model workloads and tune parameters to maximize efficiency while enabling performance
  • Identify and recommend QOS solutions to solve performance contention
  • Design and implement observability tools, dashboards, and endpoints to enable performance insights and recommendation development
  • Design and implement performance products that works seamlessly across cloud, on premise, and distributed environments
  • Coach product teams on how to apply or leverage performance offerings supporting their applications to gain operational visibility into the health and performance of their offerings.
  • Evangelize a performance culture at Target

About You:
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years total work experience
  • Has a deep understanding of the relationship between compute, network, and storage and has managed large scale environments
  • Has in-depth knowledge of state-of-the art engineering technical approaches in design, build, testing, debugging problems as required by domain
  • Maintains technical knowledge within areas of expertise
  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies
  • Understands the concepts of site reliability engineering fundamentals
  • Has exposure and demonstrable examples of working collaboratively with infrastructure and app partners to solve problems
  • Familiar with code review processes / best practices and familiarity with tools like Git, GitHub and GitLab
  • Experience using tools such as Grafana monitor systems, metrics, and creating dashboards
  • Experience designing and implement highly available systems/services
  • Experience participating in an open-source community with patches accepted upstream
  • Experience with developing systems tools, preferably using Python, Golang, BASH
  • Experience deploying and maintaining automated configuration management software such as: Ansible, Chef

Preferred Technology
  • Familiarity with the use of/concepts associated with the following tools:
    • Netapp OnCommand Insight
    • Active IQ Unified Manager (AIQUM)
    • Netapp/harvest
    • Linux on-system performance utilities: nfsstat, nfsiostat, sar, iostat, fio
    • Hypervisor performance utilities (KVM, VMWare)

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 $105,800-$190,400. 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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