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Lead Engineer - Voice Technology

Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

Lead Engineer - Voice Technology

About us:

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of Americas leading retailers.

Target as a tech company? Absolutely. Were the behind-the-scenes powerhouse that fuels Targets passion and commitment to cutting-edge innovation. We anchor every facet of one of the worlds best-loved retailers with a strong technology framework that relies on the latest tools and technologiesand the brightest peopleto 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.

As aLeadEngineerfocusing on voice standards and technology,youwill work both internally and externallyin theopen sourcecommunityto bring voice standards and technology to life. Target is one of the founding sponsors of the Open Voice Network (https://openvoicenetwork.org/).In this role youwillwrite, design and develop standards that will open up interoperability, security and privacy in voice commerce and interactions.Once standards are written, you will work on implementing software proof of concepts as well as the foundation for the future Voice Registry System, akin to DNS for the current web.

Voice is a newand growinginteraction model for retail commerce.Target is diving headfirst into voice interactions and this role is a critical part of that investment.The opportunity is here todevelop deep expertise in voice with the limitless growth opportunitiesinvoice technologiesat Target.

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

About you:

  • 2 years engineering voice systems or a strong desire to immerse yourself in voice technologies

  • 4 yeardegree or equivalent experience. Continuing education to maintain thorough knowledge of technical domains along with stayingcurrent in latest technologies

  • 7+ years of experience in technology development or services

  • Experience in working withopen sourcecommunities or standard setting bodies

  • Understandsbusiness fundamentals and howvoicetechnologies can support business goals along with how to translate business vision into a technical strategy while understanding the financial implications

  • Has proven leadership capabilities, the ability to influence others, interpersonal skills,andproblem solvingskills

  • Strong team player who understands concepts of teamwork and team effectiveness.

  • Has excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills to convey complex technical solutions clearly togroups inside and outside theorganization

  • Has excellent planning and organizational skills.

  • Experience inmany languages, among which can beRUST, Go, C, orJava.Experience with data stores such asPostgres,MongoDB, Cassandra,Graph,etc.

  • Experience with voice specific technologies, frameworks or vendors(NLU, NLP, Entity and Intent architectures, voice hardware, etc.)

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: 2021-01-05 Expires: 2021-02-04

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