Sr Engineer - Cart and Checkout

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Mar 06, 2023
Mar 22, 2023
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 Senior Engineer, you serve as a specialist in the engineering team that supports the product. You help develop and gain insight in the application architecture. You can distill an abstract architecture into concrete design and influence the implementation. You show expertise in applying the appropriate software engineering patterns to build robust and scalable systems. You are an expert in programming and apply your skills in developing the product. You have the skills to design and implement the architecture on your own but choose to influence your fellow engineers by proposing software designs, providing feedback on software designs and/or implementation. You show good problem-solving skills and can help the team in triaging operational issues. You leverage your expertise in eliminating repeat occurrences.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Sr. Engineer, you'll take the lead as you...

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 participate 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. Manage total product, financials and forecasting. Lead the design, lifecycle management, and total cost of ownership of services. Lead and conduct code review, design review, testing, and debugging activities at the application level. Lead functional design and architecture discussions with understanding of process flows and system diagrams to enable design decisions. Participate in routine and non-routine construction, automation, and implementation activities, ensuring successful implementation with architectural and operational requirements and best practices met. Provide technical oversight and coach others to resolve complex and severe technical issues. Lead disaster recovery activities and contribute to disaster recovery planning. Embed data quality protocols throughout data acquisition, processing, storage, and operational use. Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About this opportunity:

Enterprise Cart & Checkout is a distributed platform that powers the guest experience across all shopping channels like, our 1800+ strong stores, Shipt and Google Express. These services are highly critical and have direct impact to guest experience, target's revenue and brand.

  • Proficient and experience in JVM based language such as Java, Kotlin, Scala, Groovy
  • Continuously work to improve self and team through continuous learning, pair programming, and pull request reviews
  • Experience working with a source versioning tool, such as Git
  • Experience with automated testing and proficient with a testing framework
  • Exposure to DevOps tools, processes and culture
  • Knowledgeable of message streaming platforms (Kafka)
  • Knowledgeable of microservice design patterns and REST API concepts
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills

About you:
  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • Understanding and experience in JVM based language, Kotlin, NoSQL concepts.
  • Experience with infrastructure tools like Spinnaker, Nomad, Google Cloud, Kubernetes are nice to have.
  • Working knowledge on package-specific configuration and deployment along with ability to build custom solutions
  • Designs new testing methods and resolves routine and non-routine technical issues with minimal assistance
  • Computer Science foundational knowledge including competencies working with design patterns, data structures and algorithms
  • Demonstrates strong proficiency in core development platforms within own domain
  • Builds strong commitment within the team to support the appropriate team priorities
  • 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
  • Writes and organizes code using multiple computer languages, including distributed programming and understand different frameworks and paradigm
  • Delivers high-performance, scalable, repeatable, and secure deliverables with broad impact (high throughput and low latency)
  • Influences and applies data standards, policies, and procedures
  • Maintains technical knowledge within areas of expertise
  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education

Preferred Skills:
  • Proficient in developing microservices using Java/Kotlin/Spring Boot or other such frameworks
  • Experience developing highly scalable and observable distributed systems
  • Strong understanding of testing best practices. Experience working on JUnit, Spock or other such testing frameworks
  • Strong understanding of Object-Oriented design patterns
  • Experience working in e-commerce domain

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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