Lead Engineer (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 21, 2022
Oct 03, 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.

About our team:
We build software products that Target uses to perform enterprise-wide sales
promotions on target.com and in all 2,000 Target stores. Our products allow users to
plan, create and rollout promotion strategies and evaluate their impact on sales,
inventory, and the experience of our customers. We do agile sprints, have daily
meetings and frequent design sessions with our product owners, adhere to test driven
development on both user-interface and back-end technologies, leverage continuous
integration and deployment, and deploy to production at the end of each sprint. Our
engineers have a strong team spirit and an eagerness to learn from and contribute to
the team. Our engineers design and develop databases, Spring Boot Java applications
(with an interest in moving to Kotlin), and/or React JavaScript front end applications. We
also use Kafka messaging, Grafana monitoring, and Google analytics technologies, as
well as the latest tools for agile development, test driven development, CI/CD, and

As a Lead engineer, you serve as the technical anchor for the engineering team that
supports a product. You create, own and are responsible for the application architecture
that best serves the product in its functional and non-functional needs. You identify and
drive architectural changes to accelerate feature development or improve the quality of
service (or both). 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".
Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and
visionary goals. As a Lead Engineer, you'll use your technology acumen to apply and
maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies within specialized area(s) of
the technology domain. Evaluate new technologies and participates in decision-making,
accounting for several factors such as viability within Target's technical environment,
maintainability, and cost of ownership. Initiate and execute research and proof-of-
concept activities for new technologies. Lead or set strategy for testing and debugging
at the platform or enterprise level. In complex and unstructured situations, serve as an
expert resource to create and improve standards and best practices to ensure high-
performance, scalable, repeatable, and secure deliverables. Lead the design, lifecycle
management, and total cost of ownership of services. Provide the team with thought
leadership to promote re-use and develop consistent, scalable patterns. Participate in
planning services that have enterprise impact. Provide suggestions for handling routine
and moderately complex technical problems, escalating issues when appropriate.
Gather information, data, and input from a wide variety of sources; identify additional

resources when appropriate, engage with appropriate stakeholders, and conduct in-
depth analysis of information. Provide suggestions for handling routine and moderately
complex technical problems, escalating issues when appropriate. Develop plans and
schedules, estimate resource requirements, and define milestones and deliverables.
Monitor workflow and risks; play a leadership role in mitigating risks and removing
obstacles. Lead and participate in complex construction, automation, and
implementation activities, ensuring successful implementation with architectural and
operational requirements met. Establish new standards and best practices to monitor,
test, automate, and maintain IT components or systems. Serve as an expert resource in
disaster recovery and disaster recovery planning. Stay current with Target's technical
capabilities, infrastructure, and technical environment. Develop fully attributed data
models, including logical, physical, and canonical. Influence data standards, policies,
and procedures. Install, configure, and/or tune data management solutions with minimal
guidance. Monitor data management solution(s) and identify optimization opportunities
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 or equivalent experience
• 7+ years of software development experience with at least one full cycle
• Experienced in JVM languages
• Experienced in the development and support of highly observable and scalable
business-critical applications
• Designs, develops, and approves end-to-end functionality and testing of a product
line, platform, or infrastructure
• Demonstrates strong domain-specific knowledge regarding Target's technology
capabilities, and key competitors' products and differentiating features
• Leads the establishment of team priorities
• Communicates and coordinates with project team, partners, and stakeholders
• Demonstrates a solid understanding of the impact of own work on the team and/or
• Experienced in designing and building highly scalable distributed systems
• Understands and develops solutions to foster data lifecycle management
• Maintains deep technical knowledge within areas of expertise
• Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed

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 to $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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