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Lead Engineer - Threat Detection Analytics and Engineering

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Start date
Sep 30, 2023
Closing date
Oct 7, 2023

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Retail / Wholesale
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: The pay range is $109,000.00 - $196,200.00

Pay is based on several factors which vary based on position. These include labor markets and in some instances may include education, work experience and certifications. In addition to your pay, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Target offers eligible team members and their dependents comprehensive health benefits and programs, which may include medical, vision, dental, life insurance and more, to help you and your family take care of your whole selves. Other benefits for eligible team members include 401(k), employee discount, short term disability, long term disability, paid sick leave, paid national holidays, and paid vacation. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond at


About Us

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 400,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.​ Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It's how we care, grow, and win together.

As a Lead Threat Detection Engineer, you will work with a team of skilled analysts to reliably solve complex fraud and abuse problems and discover innovative ways to detect and prevent fraud by analyzing large data sets. You will be supporting target fraud and abuse group in making data driven decision, identifying the unknown ways of threat actor committing fraud and coming up with solutions to stop these threat actors. In this role, you will also be working with multiple teams across security/enterprise to understand the problem and then analyze and provide insights to build algorithm/models. We will look to you to own problem and work with data to provide solution. A role with this team means being a part of the team that works closely with the business to detect and identify fraud/threat to build detection to stop/reduce fraud through better data analysis.

We'll look for you to mentor and provide technical support within a team, including mentoring junior team members, and present your work and your team's work to business partners and other target teams. With a deeper understanding of your functional area of responsibility, you'll support agile ceremonies, collaborate with peers across multiple products, communicate and collaborate with business partners, and demonstrate an understanding of areas outside your scope of responsibility. The exciting part of fraud and abuse in retail? It's always changing!

We are looking for skilled developers and data analysts with experience in one or more of the following areas: Python, SQL, AND Hive/Hadoop. Perform data analysis to provide actionable data insights. Our work directly protects Target and our Guests.

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

About You
  • Four-year degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent preferred
  • 5+ years' of professional experience in this role, or a relevant and similar role.
  • Experience working with Python, SQL, Hadoop/Hive, Spark.
  • Experience with data analysis, and application of statistical knowledge to real world problems.
  • Experience working with Jupiter notebook.
  • Experience with Cybersecurity Operations framework (not mandatory)
  • Experience in analyzing large data sets
  • Ability to demonstrate analytical expertise, close attention to detail, excellent critical thinking, logic, and adaptive learning
  • Passion for solving interesting and relevant real-world problems using a data science approach.
  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to clearly tell data driven stories through appropriate visualizations, graphs, and narratives.
  • Strong team player with ability to collaborate effectively across geographies/time zones.

This position will operate as a Hybrid/Flex for Your Day work arrangement based on Target's needs. A Hybrid/Flex for Your Day work arrangement means the team member's core role will need to be performed both onsite at the Target HQ MN location the role is assigned to and virtually, depending upon what your role, team and tasks require for that day. Work duties cannot be performed outside of the country of the primary work location, unless otherwise prescribed by Target. Click here if you are curious to learn more about Minnesota.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations 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 Supply Chain Facility or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.


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