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Lead Engineer - Systems Administrator

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Start date
Jan 9, 2024
Closing date
Feb 4, 2024

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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

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers. Target is one of the world's most recognized brands and one of America's leading retailers. But behind the brand our guests love, is a culture of continual innovation - and right now, we are up to big things.

The Cyber Fusion Center is the heart of Target's security team and a place where innovation happens daily. Interested in a culture that combines invention and creative freedom, ongoing learning, engineering excellence, and stellar outcomes? We are, too - that's why we work here. Join our team to take new enterprise security solutions from concept to release, collaborating with both software & security engineers to innovate on helping defend Target's network using cutting-edge technologies. We are looking for professional systems administrator who can apply their knowledge and expertise at scale supporting thousands of systems across the world. You will also be working closely with Cybersecurity stakeholders to ensure mission critical applications meet the performance, uptime, and growth needs of the Cybersecurity organization.

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
  • 5+ years' of Linux Systems Administration
  • Proven implementation/deployment experience and knowledge with strong ability to troubleshoot complex hardware and software issues ranging from system resources to application stack traces.
  • Demonstrates expertise in management of large-scale deployments using scripting, configuration management tools, and automation frameworks
  • Solid understanding of agile delivery, software development life cycle, test driven development, continuous integration and continuous delivery
  • Effectively communicate engineering solutions through detailed high- and low-level diagrams
  • Demonstrates expertise in analysis and optimization of systems capacity, performance, and operational health
  • Maintains deep technical knowledge within areas of expertise
  • Stays current with new technologies via formal training and self-directed education
  • Strong problem-solving & troubleshooting skills

Additional skills we are interested in:
  • Scripting/Programming proficiency: Python, Bash, Go, or similar
  • System Configuration Management and Orchestration: SaltStack, Ansible
  • Linux Administration: Ubuntu, CentOS, KVM, eBPF
  • Experience with: Docker, git, Filebeat, Grafana, Telegraf, Zabbix
  • General Networking Knowledge: SPAN, ERSPAN, L2GRE, Link Aggregation, Bonding

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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