18 days old

Lead Software Engineer - dataPortal

Minneapolis, MN 55415


About us:

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 technologies and the brightest people to deliver incredible value to guests online and in stores.

The team:

The Target Data Sciences and Data Engineering team is a global, dynamic and collaborative team that works closely with AI scientists and business partners to create valuable insights using voluminous data collected from internal and external systems. Business operations are empowered by these insights to achieve Targets strategic initiatives while providing world-class shopping experiences for our guests!

DataPortal, Targets own platform product enables data consumers to discover and understand Targets complex and wide spread data. We have tackled head-on challenges like Data Discovery, Cataloging, Enabling Governance and have an exciting journey ahead in building all the pieces that enable "Trust" in data.

About the opportunity:

As a Lead Engineer, you serve as the technical anchor for the engineering team that supports the product. You create, own and are responsible for the application architecture that best serves the product in its functional and non-functional needs. You identify and drive architectural changes to accelerate feature development or improve the quality of service (or both). You have deep and broad engineering skills and are capable of standing up an architecture in its whole on your own, but you choose to influence a wider team by acting as a force multiplier across teams.

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

On the dataPortal team, youll take the lead as you

  • Use your technology acumen to apply and maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies within specialized area(s) of the technology domain.
  • Evaluate new technologies and participates in decision-making, accounting for several factors such as viability within Targets technical environment, maintainability, and cost of ownership.
  • Initiate and execute research and proof-of-concept activities for new technologies.
  • Lead or set strategy for testing and debugging at the platform or enterprise level.
  • In complex and unstructured situations, serve as an expert resource to create and improve standards and best practices to ensure high-performance, scalable, repeatable, and secure deliverables.
  • Lead the design, lifecycle management, and total cost of ownership of services.
  • Provide the team with thought leadership to promote re-use and develop consistent, scalable patterns.
  • Participate in planning services that have enterprise impact.
  • Provide suggestions for handling routine and moderately complex technical problems, escalating issues when appropriate.
  • Provide suggestions for handling routine and moderately complex technical problems, escalating issues when appropriate.
  • Establish new standards and best practices to monitor, test, automate, and maintain IT components or systems.
  • Stay current with Targets technical capabilities, infrastructure, and technical environment

Were seeking an engineer who is able to jump in and contribute to Targets Data Sciences platform team. If youre a software engineer with a passion for software architecture, cutting-edge technologies, massive scale, building performant systems, and solving challenging problems, then this career opportunity is for you!

  • Work as a member of a product team which builds features that impact the bottom line for Target
  • Contribute to our Java, Spring Boot, and Python applications
  • Continuously work to improve self and team through pair programming and pull request reviews
  • Implement design patterns to enhance our highly scalable and performant applications
  • Contribute to the design of our full system architecture
  • Lead continuous improvement projects within the team and mentor other engineers
  • Cultivate an inclusive and rich engineering culture
  • Responsible for quality and stability of delivered work
  • Lead unit and functional testing efforts to certify the teams work is good
  • Accountable for leading engineering efforts from inception to delivery
  • Initiate and facilitate necessary cross-organization communication to complete work
  • Provide technical expertise to product teams, advising best practices and highlighting risks

About you:

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • 7+ years of software development experience
  • 4+ years of equivalent experience
  • Proficient with an object-oriented language (i.e.: Java)
  • Computer Science foundational knowledge including competencies working with design patterns, data structures, and algorithms
  • Extensive hands on experience building scalable REST APIs at significant scale
  • Experience with frameworks like Spring Boot, Micronaut, Ratpack, etc.
  • Experience integrating with a message streaming platform (i.e. Kafka)
  • Knowledgeable of microservice design patterns
  • Experience load testing and performance tuning
  • Experience automated testing and proficient with a testing framework (Spock, JUnit)
  • Familiarity with build tools Maven and Gradle
  • Experience working on projects orchestrating containerization (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Exposure to DevOps tools, processes, and culture (Drone, Jenkins, Git, etc.)
  • Experience working with a source versioning tool, such as Git
  • Awareness of new and emerging technologies
  • Experience working as a member of an Agile software development team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills demonstrating technical leadership
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills

As a member of the Data Sciences Platform Engineering team at Target you will be a front-line contributor to the future of data sciences in retail!

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: 2021-04-23 Expires: 2021-05-30

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