1+ months

Lead Engineer, Guest Experience Center (GXC)

Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

Target is one of the worlds most recognized brands and one of Americas leading retailers. Behind the brand our guests love, is a culture of continual innovation and right now, we are up to big things. The Target Technology Team is driving a transformation in retail, one that will move us from brick-and-mortar and online to brick-and-mortar and everywhere else. Our goal is to deliver Targets unique Expect More. Pay Less. promise to guests wherever and whenever they shop, today and tomorrow: in-store, online, on tablets and mobile phones, and in the retail channels of the future. You can be a part of developing and launching new services that power all the channels where Target does and will do business. Youll have the opportunity to design, develop and support innovative solutions across a variety of applications, platforms and environments. Youll put your skills, experience and passion to work in an entrepreneurial environment where success is rewarded. We are looking for highly motivated engineering professionals who can connect the in-store experience to the digital environment by creating scalable and seamless multi-channel experiences without losing the brand we are known for. Individuals in this role will have opportunities to gain a large breadth of knowledge by working with experts in the eCommerce, multichannel retail, product management, hardware, and software engineering fields.

About This Opportunity:

You are a software developer with an entrepreneurial streak. You will build great products - ready to do whatever it takes to build initial MVP prototypes and then design for the necessary scale to support Proof Of Concepts (POCs) for our team members and Guests. You have good problem solving skills. You love keeping abreast of the latest industry trends and use them to help you innovate. You have leadership qualities, good judgment, clear communication skills.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.

  • Research, evaluate and provide objective feedback on technologies
  • Innovate constantly and maintain the technical edge requirements
  • Produce clear and concise technical deliverables for internal and external use
  • Develop fully functional prototypes to objectively test against hypotheses
  • Work in an agile way to respond to changing priorities
  • Interact and present to stakeholders, Target executive leadership, and vendor partners
  • Proactively help drive innovation within the company

About you:

  • 4 year degree or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of software development experience with at least one full cycle implementation
  • Demonstrates strong domain-specific knowledge regarding Targets technology capabilities, and key competitors products and differentiating features
  • Demonstrates broad and deep expertise in multiple computer languages and frameworks (e.g., open source). Designs, develops, and approves end-to-end functionality of a product line, platform, or infrastructure
  • Communicates and coordinates with project team, partners, and stakeholders
  • Demonstrates expertise in analysis and optimization of systems capacity, performance, and operational health
  • Must be comfortable presenting to key stakeholders, including executive leadership
  • Understands and develops solutions to foster data lifecycle management
  • Maintains deep technical knowledge within areas of expertise
  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education
  • Experience in building highly scalable distributed systems

Desired proficiency with at least 2 of the following technologies:

  • JVM Framework (SpringBoot, Micronaut, Ratpack)
  • JVM Language (Groovy/Kotlin)
  • Computer vision and machine learning background
  • Web Development Languages (Javascript, node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby, GoLang)
  • Swift/iOS
  • Android (Kotlin/Java)

Desired experience:

  • Previous Target and/or retail experience
  • Experience with OpenCV and other image processing libraries
  • Container Orchestration Tools (k8s, Docker Swarm, Docker Compose, Rancher, Apache Mesos)
  • Cloud providers (GCP, AWS, Azure)
  • Devops (Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Pallet)
  • Rust
  • Experience integrating with and using other third party frameworks tools and SDKs
  • Experience with authenticated sessions using OAuth and authentication tokens
  • Experience with design/development/use of analytics and tracking solutions (e.g., Signal, Flurry, Google Analytics)
  • Experience developing interactive user interfaces utilizing HTML5, JavaScript & CSS
  • Experience in building highly scalable distributed systems
  • Experience with Arduino, Pi0, Pi3, and various hardware required for prototyping
  • Familiariarity with Raspbian and other IOT systems

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.


Posted: 2019-11-13 Expires: 2020-02-09

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