Sr. Software Engineer - Streaming Platform (Full-Time Remote or Hybrid)

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Nov 08, 2022
Dec 13, 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 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 Enterprise Streaming team provides data streaming solution in Target. We are working to make streaming-as-a-service available for hundreds of applications to bring best possible experience to our Target guests . Streaming is a core part of Target's infrastructure. All enterprise data at Target flows through Streaming systems from their source applications to various downstream applications across multiple domains such as, stores, distribution centers, and apps in our data centers and the public cloud. We manage Streaming services, Kafka, Kafka ecosystem components as well as a self-service portal for our customers for their everyday needs. The Streaming team provides a great mix of software development and infrastructure work and has a presence in Minneapolis & Bangalore India. We embrace a culture of inclusivity and continuous growth.

As a Sr. Engineer, you will be responsible for technical design and development of streaming services and integration patterns. If you are a software developer with a passion for writing APIs, data Streaming, cutting-edge technology, and enterprise level solutions, this opportunity is for you! Development efforts will include building streaming services for producer and consumer applications to standardize Kafka usage across user community. Building automation for customers to self-service their streaming cluster needs. metrics libraries to collect, aggregate, and visualize data to accurately depict the Producers/consumers behavior as well as streaming platform status.

Here's a smattering of approaches important to us and the technologies we use:

· The Enterprise Streaming Team is a platform as a service team.

· Everything we build is infrastructure as code.

· Streaming platform currently manages runtime environment of our streaming services across GCP & Target Data Centers

· To increase reliability, we build highly available multi-data-center client libraries

· Observability is critical to support our services at scale

· We like to automate everything as much as possible to avoid any manual actions.

· Peer review and team collaboration elevate our code quality and level up engineering skills

· Everything is tested through automation. Whatever we build, we build automated tests alongside it.

· We are CI/CD. Our platform is deployed using Continuous Integration and Delivery

· We use a variety of languages such as Kotlin, Java, Groovy, TypeScript, Golang and Python. We leverage frameworks such as React and Micronaut when applicable, but keep our code lean where it makes sense. Kafka is core, and other streaming platforms help fill in the gaps.

As an Sr. Engineer on Target's Enterprise Streaming team, you'll ...

· Use your complex problem-solving skills to design, implement, and maintain streaming platform services with an API first approach.

· Design and implement APIs and libraries that make it easy for streaming users to interact with our platform.

· Collaborate with the team to enhance code standards and design patterns.

· Build new features to enhance the streaming platform offering.

· Define infrastructure-as-code to enable fast, repeatable platform infrastructure deployments.

· Adopt infrastructure-as-code to automate everyday operations to composable scripts.

· Write integration, unit, and functional test cases for all service functions.

· Design and implement monitors and dashboards for our systems and services.

· Participate in OnCall rotations to support Streaming services and Kafka systems.

· Actively participate in incident response for production incidents; investigate/troubleshoot issue and drive RCAs.

· Define best practices for streaming service users and socialize them within the user community.

· Develop partnership and be able to work side by side with the Product teams.

· Participate in Agile ceremonies and get work accomplished with Agile frameworks.

· Continuously improve our current offerings and systems


· BA/BS or equivalent experience.

· 5+ years of experience in software development.

· Experience in modern languages/frameworks Node.js, React.js, Java, Groovy, Kotlin, Ratpack, Micronaut, Spring Boot, Go.

· Experience with monitoring systems, tracing, and observability to manage business critical large-scale systems.

· Experience with building and maintaining application stacks in a Hybrid Cloud environment and expertise with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a plus.

· Experience with modern development CI/CD pipelines (e.g., Git/GitHub/GitLab, Drone, Docker, Spinnaker, private/public cloud).

· Highly productive, self-starter and self-motivated.

· Accountable, Collaborate & partner with the team to build an inclusive culture.

· Experience writing software for Linux-based operating systems.

· Passionate about staying current with new and evolving technologies.


· Experience with streaming technologies such as Kafka Streams, Spark, or Flink.

· Experience developing and supporting high scale enterprise production systems.

· Experience writing applications interacting with Kafka or similar platforms is desired. (e.g., Pulsar, Hadoop).

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.

The salary range is $81,400-$146,500

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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