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Lead Technical Program Manager - Infrastructure Strategy & Business Operations (ISBO)

Apply Now Location: 7000 Target Pkwy N, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States, 55445; job id: R0000166251
job family: Technology Project Management
schedule: Full time

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Target is one of the world’s most recognized brands and one of America’s leading retailers. Every time a guest enters a Target store or browses Target.com, they experience the impact of Target’s investments in technology and innovation. We’re the technologists behind one of the most loved retail brands, delivering joy to millions of our guests, team members, and communities. 

Join our global in-house technology team of more than 4,000 of engineers, data scientists, architects, coaches and product managers striving to make Target the most convenient, safe and joyful place to shop. We use agile practices and leverage open-source software to adapt and build best-in-class technology for our team members and guests—and we do so with a focus on diversity and inclusion, experimentation and continuous learning.

As a Lead Technical Program Manager, you serve as the technical anchor in high-impact organization wide initiatives. You provide the program management function in a large product-based organization. You create, own and are responsible for the strategic plan to deliver large organizational capabilities spanning many products.  You develop keen understanding of the solution designs to deliver new business capabilities and can distill the technical scope for each product team. You align product roadmaps and priorities to ensure timely delivery of the program goals.  You provide program leadership, anticipate bottlenecks, mitigate risks and quantify the impact of making tradeoffs. You create mechanisms for cross functional collaboration to ensure product teams have visibility to their dependencies and can react quickly to emergent constraints or business needs. You serve as a point of technical escalation and provide the necessary reactions.  You monitor, track and report the health of the program to the stakeholders. You provide regular updates on the programs to leadership and serve as a single point of contact for any emergent changes to the scope and size of the program. You decompose large organizational goals to individual product’s scope, partner with product partners to align product priorities with program timelines, create and maintain delivery plans by aligning product schedules and dependencies, manage engineering dependencies across products and track engineering deliverables, identify and track program risks and develop mitigation plans, develop and own communication plans to effectively and proactively communicate program status, issues, and risks to stakeholders, manage changes in scope and size of the program, manage technical escalations, facilitate cross functional design sessions and technical analysis.

As a Lead Technical Program Manager in Infrastructure Strategy & Business Operations (ISBO), you will provide technical leadership and program management for initiatives that orchestrate and deliver on Infrastructure strategic priorities. These priorities align to the current goals of driving reliability for our Guests, programmability for our Engineers, and productivity for our Team Members.

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

About You:

  • 4-year degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in software engineering industry or technical program management
  • 2+ years’ experience in working in Agile Methodologies
  • Hands-on project management skills
  • Experience in delivering large projects with cross functional deliverables
  • Good understanding of microservices-based architectures

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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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