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Lead Technical Program Manager - IAM

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Closing date
Nov 27, 2022

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Retail / Wholesale
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 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 Lead Technical Program Manager - IAM, you will partner with Product, Agile, and Engineering leaders across IAM, as well as Cybersecurity and product & engineering partners and stakeholders across Target to provide program management for enterprise-wide, Identity-centric initiatives that deliver optimal value against business and strategic priorities. These priorities align to the current goals of driving reliability for our Guests, programmability for our Engineers, and productivity for our Team Members.

As a Lead Technical Program Manager - IAM, you serve as the technical anchor in high-impact, organization wide initiatives. You provide the program management function in a large product-based organization. You create, own and are responsible for the executable plan to deliver large organizational capabilities spanning many products. You develop a keen understanding of the solution designs to deliver new business capabilities and can distill the technical scope for each product team. You align product roadmaps and priorities to ensure timely delivery of the program goals. You provide program leadership, anticipate bottlenecks, mitigate risks and quantify the impact of making tradeoffs. You create mechanisms for cross functional collaboration to ensure product teams have visibility to their dependencies and can react quickly to emergent constraints or business needs. You monitor, track, and report the health of the program to the stakeholders. You provide regular updates on the programs to leadership and serve as a single point of contact for any emergent changes to the scope and size of the program. You partner with product partners to align product priorities with program timelines, create and maintain delivery plans by aligning product schedules and dependencies, identify engineering dependencies across products and track engineering deliverables. You identify and track program risks and develop mitigation plans, develop, and own communication plans to communicate program status, issues, and risks effectively and proactively to stakeholders, manage changes in scope and size of the program, manage technical escalations, facilitate cross functional design sessions and technical analysis.

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

About you:

  • 5+ years' experience in Identity Management (identity & access provisioning, lifecycle, and governance)
  • 5+ years' experience in software engineering industry
  • 3+ years' experience in technical program management
  • 2+ years' experience in working in Agile Methodologies
  • Experience in delivering large projects with cross functional deliverables
  • Good understanding of microservices-based architectures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong program management organizational skills and high attention to detail with reporting and data
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities
  • Initiative to operate in a self-directed manner, sometimes with ambiguous requirements
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong relationships across team, leader, and internal partners

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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