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Principal Enterprise Architect(Remote Or Hybrid)

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Start date
Apr 26, 2024
Closing date
May 19, 2024

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Retail / Wholesale
Employment Status
Full Time
Description: The pay range is $144,400.00 - $259,900.00

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 350,000 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.

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.

Position Overview

Principal Enterprise Architects are recognized as high impact and practical technologists in engineering design and architecture; the scope of their influence spans across the entire company. They identify stakeholder needs, apply industry knowledge, and devise technology to address those needs. They thrive in ambiguity and move quickly, effectively to bring clarity to situations and disparate audiences.

The Principal Software Architect is a critical, high-impact role responsible for the overall technical vision and architecture of our product portfolio. As a key leader, you will work closely with senior executives, product managers, engineers, and stakeholders to create solutions that are scalable, durable, and simple. This role requires a blend of technical expertise, strategic thinking, influence across both business/technical groups and a hands-on approach to problem solving.

Key Responsibilities

• Engage and collaborate with business stakeholders, officers, product management groups and technical teams to understand business opportunities pain points

• Given future leading business strategy, you will then bridge/translate that strategy into technical strategy; define, refine, and execute architecture vision. Where the articulation of the business strategy is missing, lead the conversation to understand the desired outcomes and value that we need to deliver for our guests.

• Design high-volume, low-latency architectures for mission-critical applications

• Demonstrated ease in adjusting communications from the CIO to officers in the

business teams all the way down to software engineers; proficiency in explaining the

technical minutiae as well as the forward leading business aspirations

• Provide architectural oversight throughout all phases of implementation

• Lead in setting the NorthStar architecture and in the phased roadmaps where business

value is delivered consistently and incrementally.

• Act as a technical advisor for executive leadership on emerging technologies and software engineering practices.

• Lead architecture reviews and create design documents that ensure consistency and optimization across the entire product range.

• Develop architectural patterns and guidelines to improve software quality, performance, and reliability.


• A minimum of Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field OR demonstrated experience working on large, transformational projects with a proven ability to bring disparate technical teams together around a shared architectural vision

• Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in software engineering, with at least 5 years in an architectural or leadership role.

• A proven track record in leading highly complex engineering projects, involving diverse stakeholders and spanning many business units.

• Proven track record of designing and implementing complex, scalable systems.

• Expert programming skills in multiple languages (e.g., Java, C++, Python).

• Expertise in cloud computing, microservices, data structures, and algorithms.

• Deep understanding of cybersecurity best practices.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Experience with DevOps, CI/CD pipelines, and automated testing frameworks is a plus.

• Experience in making contributions to the architecture function within their company, such as development of training, or contributions to engineering standards and best practices. They must also contribute to the development of other architects through teaching, coaching, and/or mentoring.

This position may be considered for a Remote or Hybrid (known internally at Target as "Flex for Your Day") work arrangement based on Target's needs. A 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 a Target location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times a year. A Hybrid/Flex for Your Day work arrangement means the team member's core role may be performed either remote or onsite at a Target location 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.

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.

Application deadline is : 05/16/2024

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