Sr Engineer - Target.com Web Team

Employer
Target
Location
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Posted
Sep 21, 2022
Closes
Oct 14, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
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 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 Target.com Web Team builds and maintains one of the most visited e-commerce sites in the world. As part of this Target team, you will be a front-line contributor to the future of online commerce. We architect solutions to facilitate massive scale; design libraries and abstractions to make our jobs easier; embrace modern web development practices and tools to ensure consistency, stability, and performance; and are fully responsible for the Target.com UI web stack. We realize successes through our strong engineering culture and delighting our guests with great web experiences.

About the Team:

The Traffic & Wayfinding team is tasked with improving the overall performance of Target.com. Generally, performance is measured by the speed and smoothness at which a web page loads and at which the guest can begin to interact. There are many ways to measure and impact this and the team has currently defined the following ways to approach improvements: learn, measure, report, educate, and improve. A big part of this role is learning - along with Target Tech's 50 Days of Learning, your role requires you to dig deep into the inner workings of React, Next, Google Lighthouse, React Query, cloud infrastructure, among a plethora of other topics, and be part of the spearhead of web performance. Our team also heavily invests in the capabilities and tooling to enable all other engineers to debug and write performant code: this could range from documentation, to Google Lighthouse GitHub CI integrations, to building Grafana visualizations, to working with data analysts to extract meaningful data from our observability. Once we have visibility, we make sure to share it with the rest of the organization - we report to leadership, we create educational content, provide tech talks, partner with teams to conduct performance audits, send recurring newsletters, and more. Last but not least, we also get our hands dirty and implement performance optimizations and innovations!

About this Opportunity:

This is an open position for a Senior Frontend Engineer on the Traffic & Wayfinding - Web team. The leading questions this team helps answer is "how do we get people on Target.com and how do get them to where they want to go?". This team is a hyper-growth team - it started with 1 engineer last year and we are already at 7 engineers and hiring for more! We work on wayfinding features such as global header & footer, dynamic listing pages, and store locator; SEO & SEM features; and frontend page speed performance & mobile web optimizations. This specific position and your focus is in frontend page speed performance & mobile web optimizations scope of work, but not limited to it. A passion for performant web guest experiences is a must, and prior experience in frontend page speed performance work is a preferred.

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

Responsibilities:
  • Work as a member of a product team that will iterate on guest facing features that impact the bottom line of Target.com
  • Contribute to our JavaScript isomorphic frontend tech stack which utilizes NodeJS, ReactJS, and NextJS.
  • Continuously work to improve through pair programming and pull request reviews
  • Implement design patterns to enhance our highly scalable web application
  • Contribute to the design of our full system architecture
  • Engage in continuous improvement projects within the team and mentor other engineers
  • Contribute unit and functional tests to certify your work is accurate
  • Provide technical expertise to product teams, advising best practices and highlighting risks
  • Proactively learn about cutting edge Web performance
  • Evangelize and support "performance culture" across Digital Web
  • Discover, propose, and lead implementation of new performance optimizations"


About you:
  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • 2+ years of experience in web technologies
  • Experience automated testing and proficient with a testing framework (e.g. Jest, Mocha)
  • Experience working with a source versioning tool, such as Git
  • Proficient with JavaScript
  • Experience with web frameworks and libraries like React, Next, Angular, Vue.js, Polymer, Riot.js, Backbone, and Ember.
  • Experience developing adaptive or responsive websites using HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Familiarity with build tools such as Webpack, Rollup, Gulp, and Grunt
  • Computer Science foundational knowledge including competencies working with design patterns, data structures, and algorithms
  • Clearly communicates Agile concepts to partners within product team
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of the impact of own work on the team and/or guests
  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education


Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience with Node.js and React
  • Experience working with GraphQL and RESTful web services
  • Experience building accessible websites
  • Experience working on projects facilitating true CI and CD
  • Exposure to DevOps tools, processes, and culture (e.g. Kubernetes, Docker, Spinnaker, Jenkins, Git, etc.)
  • Experience optimizing for page speed performance on enterprise-scale products


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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