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Sr Engineer - Ad Tech

Apply Now Location: Target Corporation India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka, India, 560045; job id: R0000269309
job family: Product Engineering
schedule: Full time

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As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.

Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It’s how we care, grow, and win together

Target as a tech company? Absolutely. We’re the behind-the-scenes powerhouse that fuels Target’s passion and commitment to cutting-edge innovation. We anchor every facet of one of the world’s 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. 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.

Roundel is Target’s entry into the media business with an impact of $1B+; an advertising sell-side business built on the principles of first party (people based) data, brand safe content environments and proof that our marketing programs drive business results for our clients. We are here to drive business growth for our clients and redefine “value” in the industry by solving core industry challenges vs. copy current industry methods of operation. Roundel is a key growth initiative for Target and lead the industry to a better way of operating within the media marketplace. Target Tech is on a mission to offer the systems, tools and support that our clients, guests and team members need and deserve. 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 a Senior Engineer, you will collaborate with cross functional teams to help set the technology strategy for Ad Tech platforms, including DSP, SSP, and Ad Servers, for self-service advertising needs. You will help assessing build/buy decisions for new capabilities through POCs and prototypes, keeping in mind long-term vs. short-term tradeoffs. You lead engineering efforts to meet functional and non-functional requirements and assist teams in resolving business challenges via current technical solutions. Work with engineering manager to build a high performing engineering team and provide technical leadership, coaching, motivation and participate in the selection of technical talent. You are a thought leader and actively participate and contribute to the Target technical community.

About you:

  • Have 4+ years of software development experience with at least one full cycle implementation

  • Understands Ad Tech business fundamentals and how technologies can support business goals along with how to translate business vision into a technical strategy while understanding the financial implications 

  • Preferred experience in building and or integrating DSP, SSP, Ad Server technology platforms in support of self-service Advertising

  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education 

  • Passionate about the backend, especially about API's

  • Fluent in Java / Spring and microservices

  • Experienced working with databases (RDBMS, NoSQL such as Cassandra, Mongo etc)

  • Experienced with Kafka

  • Enjoy mentoring junior engineers

  • Effective at collaboration with Product experts

  • Stay current with the technology best practices and trends

  • Worked within CI/CD, DevOps environment

  • Has proven leadership capabilities, the ability to influence others, interpersonal skills, and problem-solving skills

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