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Director Data Engineering

Apply Now Job ID: R0000094884 job family: Business Intelligence Engineering schedule: Full time Location: Target Corporation India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka, India, 560045;

About Target

Expect the Best. At Target, we have a vision: to become the best - the best culture and brand, the best place for growth and the company with the best reputation. We offer an inclusive, collaborative and energetic work environment that rewards those who perform. We deliver engaging, innovative and on-trend experiences for our team members and our guests. We invest in our team members' futures by intentionally developing leaders and providing a breadth of opportunities for professional development. It takes the best to become the best, and we are committed to building a team that does the right thing for our guests, shareholders, team members and communities.

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation serves guests at stores nationwide and at Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education®.

About Data Sciences

Behind one of the world’s best-loved brands is a uniquely capable and brilliant team of data and AI scientists, engineers and analysts. The Target Data Sciences team creates the tools, data lakes and data products to sustainably democratize access to data within the company, educate and enable our business partners to make great data based decisions at Target. We help develop the technology that personalizes the guest experience, from product recommendations to relevant ad content. We are also the source of the data and analytics behind Target’s Internet of Things (iOT) applications, fraud detection, Supply Chain optimization and demand forecasting. We play a key role in identifying the test-and-measure or A/B test opportunities that continuously help Target improve the guest experience, whether they love to shop in stores or at

About Data Engineering

We recognize that Target’s competitive advantage in offering even more value to our guests hinges on our ability to leverage the full capability of our data assets. At data engineering, we build technical solutions to collect, manage, store and visualize data from a wide range of sources (internal and external). This data is used to inform Target’s most important strategic objectives for creating compelling, differentiated experiences for our guests. Data Engineering at Target is an organization in transformation. We have focused on leveraging concepts such as agile product teams to develop and support multi-tenant, cloud-based scalable data products that democratize the visualization of data and insights to help our market-leading retail operations. We collaborate with technology and business teams across the enterprise. Our software engineering practices are rapidly evolving to the latest, and we are doing this even as we focus on making our teams more inclusive. Join us to have the latest open source technologies available to support streaming, event-based and batch data ingestion to engineer data solutions.

About the role

As a Director of Technology at Data Engineering you will be hands-on on technology and be responsible for designing, building and productionizing data products that will grow in capability, be scalable and highly available.  You will collaborate with technology and business teams across Target helping them strategize their data needs and greatly enhance velocity of outcomes via reuse. You will lead engineering teams and ensure their outcomes via Engineering Managers and Principle Engineers. You will partner with Product Managers to enhance the quality and outcomes of the data products under your ambit. You will foster a culture of technology and product experimentation in service of delivered product value and growth. You will partner with the infrastructure teams to consume the required platform components and will be an active contributor of your needs into their roadmaps. You will partner with Enterprise Architecture to help consume and evolve enterprise technology standards and patterns of reuse. You will support your teams in making relevant technology decisions related to complex and/or new wave technology products.

As a Director of Data Engineering, you will inspire a strong culture of engineering through meetups and contribute to the technical community in forums/groups. You will continue to foster Target’s corporate values and build and maintain a very inclusive team high on Target culture. You will be able to retain the trust of the business and technology teams by managing ambiguity, participating in discussions respectfully when ideas or perspectives are challenged and astutely aligning effort and resources to achieve desired outcomes. You will also be a key participant in the talent routines of the Data Engineering organization.

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

About you:

  • Four-year degree in computer science or equivalent
  • 10+ years of engineering experience, 3+ years of experience developing technology in your focus area
  • 5+ years of managing teams with a strong track record of delivery for cross-functional products
  • 2+ years of Director level experience in managing engineering managers in an organization that is transforming itself
  • 2+ years’ experience in running diversity and inclusion programs with responsibility and visible outcomes
  • Experience with Analytics, Data Visualization, end to end application monitoring / alerting, exposure to Data Sciences/AI/ML is an advantage
  • Experience working in a devops & agile environment (e.g. user stories, iterative development, etc.) including continuous integration and continuous delivery practices
  • Experience operating medium to large scale systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to variety of audiences
  • Experience with test-driven development and software test automation
  • Strong technical knowledge and background with an understanding of open source frameworks
  • Strong sense of ownership and problem solving skills

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