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Emerging Engineer Program


The Emerging Engineer Program (EEP) is designed for those who are looking to begin a career journey as an engineer. Target’s EEP is seeking individuals with an entry level knowledge of computer science (through a coding bootcamp or other coding experience) who are ready to work collaboratively with a Target Technology team, solving problems and creating technical solutions for both Target Teams and Guests. The Emerging Engineer Program is designed to put you on the fast track toward developing best in class technology skills. Use your skills, experiences and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.

Core program features:

  • Structured onboarding
  • Tailored learning programs and mentorship
  • Additional monthly learning experiences
  • EEP Alumni Network & Engagement

As a Software Engineer in the Emerging Engineer Program, you will: use your technology acumen to provide input to assist with evaluation of new technologies and contribute to the design, lifecycle management, and total cost of ownership of services. With guidance, you’ll deliver high-performance, scalable, repeatable, and secure deliverables. You’ll participate in structured construction, automation, debugging, and implementation activities, ensuring architectural and operational requirements and best practices are met. Actively participate in continued professional skill development through on-the-job training and classroom training.

About you!

  • Strong technical aptitude
  • 2+ years of work experience
  • Basic proficiency in at least one programming language desired
  • Some computer science education, coding bootcamp or coding experience
  • Problem solver who can tackle complex technical challenges
  • Understand and introduced to current and emerging technologies
  • Interested in new and evolving technologies and explores learning related to
    these technologies
  • Likes collaborating with a team and possesses strong written and verbal
    communication skills
  • Eagerness to learn technologies, programming languages and full-stack
  • Open to relocation

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

Interested in learning or growing the skills that could help you prepare for the Emerging Engineer Program? Check out resources and trainings provided by organizations such as Hackbright, Dream Corps and MnTech.  

Learn more from our team members:

Find more team member stories here.

EEP Testimonial:

Would you believe me if I told you that someone with 15 years of nannying experience learned how to code in just 12 weeks and earned herself a software engineering role at Target? I brought my passion for inclusion to the table (in Target tech). I took the initiative to learn more about universal design and digital accessibility and have helped my team to implement best practices and chose an accessible and color-blind friendly palette for an application.” - Abagail M.

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