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Lead Technical Program Manager - Data Science Platforms

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Start date
Mar 1, 2024
Closing date
Mar 10, 2024

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Retail / Wholesale
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: The pay range is $111,200.00 - $200,200.00

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:

Working at Target means helping all families discover the joy of everyday life. We bring that vision to life through our values and culture. Learn more about Target here.

Join our global in-house technology team of more than 4,000 of engineers, data scientists, architects, coaches and product managers striving to make Target the most convenient, safe and joyful place to shop. We use agile practices and leverage open-source software to adapt and build best-in-class technology for our team members and guests-and we do so with a focus on diversity and inclusion, experimentation and continuous learning.

The Data Science Platforms team plays a unique role by delivering a powerful suite of tools for Target Team Members and Target's vast network of vendors to effectively and efficiently turn our data into a strategic advantage. Through the full end-to-end supply chain of data, from source to dashboard, we ensure each technical and non-technical person has the right tools to access, use, and communicate with data.

As a Lead Technical Program Manager, you serve as the technical anchor in our high-impact data and AI initiatives. You provide the program management function in a large product-based organization. You create, own and are responsible for the strategic plan to deliver large organizational capabilities spanning many products. You develop keen understanding of the solution designs to deliver new business capabilities and can distil the technical scope for each product team. You align product roadmaps and priorities to ensure timely delivery of the program goals. You provide program leadership, anticipate bottlenecks, mitigate risks and quantify the impact of making tradeoffs. You create mechanisms for cross functional collaboration to ensure product teams have visibility to their dependencies and can react quickly to emergent constraints or business needs. You serve as a point of technical escalation and provide the necessary reactions. You monitor, track and report the health of the program to the stakeholders. You provide regular updates on the programs to leadership and serve as a single contact point for any emergent changes to the program's scope and size.

You decompose large organizational goals to individual product's scope, partner with product partners to align product priorities with program timelines, create and maintain delivery plans by aligning product schedules and dependencies, manage engineering dependencies across products and track engineering deliverables, identify and track program risks and develop mitigation plans, develop and own communication plans to effectively and proactively communicate program status, issues, and risks to stakeholders, manage changes in scope and size of the program, manage technical escalations, facilitate cross functional design sessions and technical analysis.

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 in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years' experience in software engineering industry or technical program management
  • 2+ years' experience in working in Agile Methodologies
  • Hands-on project management skills
  • Ability to influence without authority and drive process change across multiple teams
  • Experience in delivering large projects with cross functional deliverables
  • Good understanding of microservices-based architectures
  • Understanding of data science, machine learning, and data engineering
  • Experience with AWS, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure a plus
  • Experience in data analysis, data preparation, or data visualization a plus

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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