Sr Engineering Manager (FaaS)

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Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Aug 02, 2022
Closes
Aug 18, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
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.

The Sr. Engineering Manager (SEM) is responsible for a managing a team of full stack engineers that is building highly innovative and cutting edge distributed software systems. This role is accountable for leading a team, developing code, deploying and managing in production. Most importantly, the SEM, while working with the Product owners drives the product Net promoter score (NPS), user satisfaction, building the product roadmap and delivering highly functional, exceptionally innovative and intelligent software. You will be called upon to be the technical representative for your team during cross-team collaborative efforts and planning. Success in this role will require strong and innovative approaches to problem solving, great technical leadership, excellent communication (written and verbal, formal and informal), flexibility, accountability and a self-motivated working style with attention to detail.

The Functions as a Service (FaaS) team is tasked with developing and operating Target's provider agnostic serverless application platform. As part of Target's hybrid cloud infrastructure strategy, Target developer platform must exist independent of the underlying infrastructure providers, including Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, and Target's own private cloud. The FaaS platform is intended to provide a developer-centric business application programming framework to enable light weight business logic to be developed, tested, deployed, and managed in high scalable and reliable manner using best practices for zero down-time deployments, security, and traffic management. The functions platform provides integrations with additional Target Tech enterprise capabilities such as Target Messaging as a Service (TMaaS), Database as a Service (DBaaS), and API Gateway to provide a collection of invocation capabilities for functions.

As part of the Target Application Platform (TAP), the FaaS team is accountable for delivering all aspects of the core functions platforms including control and data planes, functions runtimes environments, operational support for the platform including on-call. Additionally, the FaaS team is responsible for developing and maintaining the functions software development kit (SDK) that provides the programming concepts and capabilities for developers utilizing the functions platform. Initial SDK development is for Java and JVM capable languages with the potential for supporting additional polyglot languages in the future (such as GoLang and Python).

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...
Drive product development and operations with lead engineers and drive technical decision making, adhering to Target platform 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. Assist in defining infrastructure need, internal vs. external cloud and use of Target enterprise solution and drive resolution of technology roadblocks including code, infrastructure, build and deployment and managing overall software development cycle by adhering to development and security standards. Establish good stakeholder communication and work closely with Product teams and influence set product roadmap and help drive requirements while being a strong advocate of extreme agile and DevOps practices across engineers. Build and manage a team of high performing full stack engineers and provide leadership, coaching, motivation and recommend staffing levels, operating procedures, tools and systems for the team. Provide career development and performance management to a team of engineers.

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
• 4 year degree in or equivalent experience
• 7+ years of engineering (software development) experience
• 1-3 years of managing teams with a strong track record of delivery for cross-functional product experience with Cloud hosting and managing products
• Proficient in building high performing APIs and writing specs
• Expertise in 2 or more of the programming languages
• Experience with integration, data handling technologies and other open source frameworks
• 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

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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