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Lead Engineer - Cloud and Compute

Apply Now Location: 7000 Target Pkwy N, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States, 55445; job id: R0000149814
job family: Technology Engineering
schedule: Full time

About Us:

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

­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.

The Cloud and Compute Security & Compliance team focuses on improving security and compliance at scale, while building or enabling service efficiencies for Target's cloud customers. Our team takes on work anchored to the delivery of 3 key results 1. Decrease cognitive load for Target tech engineers in either role as infrastructure customers or service providers 2. Improve security posture in Target's modern technology 3. Reduce compliance related toil. Join this team and you will have an unique opportunity to work on core software development solving security problems in the infrastructure world. You will have frequent interactions, collaborating with several security and infrastructure teams within Target, driving the vision of the product.

As a Lead Engineer, you serve as the technical anchor for the engineering team that supports our 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".

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs. Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.

As a Lead Engineer, you'll 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 Target's 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.
  • Gather information, data, and input from a wide variety of sources; identify additional resources when appropriate, engage with appropriate stakeholders, and conduct in-depth analysis of information.
  • Provide suggestions for handling routine and moderately complex technical problems, escalating issues when appropriate. Develop plans and schedules, estimate resource requirements, and define milestones and deliverables.
  • Monitor workflow and risks; play a leadership role in mitigating risks and removing obstacles.
  • Lead and participate in complex construction, automation, and implementation activities, ensuring successful implementation with architectural and operational requirements met.
  • Establish new standards and best practices to monitor, test, automate, and maintain IT components or systems.
  • Serve as an expert resource in disaster recovery and disaster recovery planning. Stay current with Target's technical capabilities, infrastructure, and technical environment.
  • Develop fully attributed data models, including logical, physical, and canonical. Influence data standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Install, configure, and/or tune data management solutions with minimal guidance.
  • Monitor data management solution(s) and identify optimization opportunities.

About You:

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years experience as a software developer in modern languages/frameworks like Java, Ratpack, Groovy, GoLang, Spring Boot, Python with at least one full cycle implementation
  • Experience architecting/building software at scale that runs on cloud platforms.
  • Experience with modern CI/CD technologies such as Git, Drone, Docker, Artifactory
  • Experience with monitoring systems, tracing, and observability to manage business critical large-scale systems.
  • Demonstrates broad and deep expertise in multiple computer languages and frameworks (e.g., open source). Designs, develops, and approves end-to-end functionality of a product line, platform and infrastructure
  • Highly productive, self-starter and self-motivated. Passionate about staying current with new and evolving technologies
  • Excited to work in a fast-paced agile environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with security compliance industry certifications including SOX, PCI, & GLBA
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cloud architecture and implementation features
  • Experience with software virtualization and containerization Contribution to the Open Source community is desirable

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.

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