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Sr Engineering Manager - Connected Commerce

Apply Now Location: 201 Mission St, 30th Fl, San Francisco, California, United States, 94105; job id: R0000146347
job family: Technology Engineering Management
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 Sr. Engineering Manager (SEM) is responsible for a managing a team of full stack engineers that is building innovative solutions for selling services in Target stores.  The team is currently focused on prepaid and contract-based cell phones, and extended warranties for all electronics. This role is accountable for leading a team, developing code, deploying, and managing in production. Most importantly, the SEM, while working with the Product owners drives guest satisfaction, building the product roadmap and delivering highly functional, exceptionally innovative, and intelligent software. You will be called upon to be the technical representative for your team during cross-team collaborative efforts and planning.  You will act as the Scrum master and must have expertise in agile style development. Success in this role will require strong and innovative approaches to problem solving, great technical leadership, excellent communication (written and verbal, formal and informal), flexibility, accountability, and a self-motivated working style with attention to detail. 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 Sr. Engineering Manager, you’ll take the lead as you 
drive product development and operations with lead engineers and drive technical decision making, adhering to Target platform architecture and other enterprise decisions. You’ll have a strong focus on team management and development, equal focus will be on writing production code and hands on active development of the capabilities and solutions. Assist in defining infrastructure needs, private cloud, and external integration strategy, and use of Target enterprise solutions to drive resolution of technology roadblocks including code, infrastructure, build and deployment and managing overall software development cycle by adhering to development and security standards. Establish good stakeholder communication and work closely with Product teams and influence set product roadmap and help drive requirements while being a strong advocate of extreme agile and DevOps practices across engineers. Build and manage a team of high performing full stack engineers and provide leadership, coaching, motivation and recommend staffing levels, operating procedures, tools, and systems for the team. Provide career development and performance management to a team of engineers.

About you:

  • 4 year degree in or equivalent experience

  • 7+ years of engineering (software development) experience

  • 1+ years of managing teams with a strong track record of delivery for cross-functional product experience with Cloud hosting and managing products

  • Proficient in RESTful design philosophy, building high performing APIs and writing specs

  • Deep expertise in Java and Spring.  Experience in Scala and JavaScript desirable. 

  • Experience with systems integration across companies, using EDI, APIs, etc.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to variety of audiences

  • Team-orientated, passionate about developing others’ skills and capabilities

  • Successful track record of working in large enterprise technology ecosystems leading complex technology teams.  

  • Deep understanding of agile development processes and methodology including continuous integration and delivery, with a mindset of building incrementally, delivering business value quickly, and CI/CD

  • Ability to inspire and motivate individuals and teams, build deep interpersonal connections while working remotely, engender trust and respect, provide consistent feedback about growth opportunities, and coach everyone to achieve their potential. 

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.


Target will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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