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Technology Leadership Program


The Technology Leadership Program (TLP) is designed for those who have recently graduated from a strong academic experience or equivalent experience in computer science. This program will rotate individuals through two Target tech teams, while also showing a variety of all that Target tech has to offer. TLP seeks those who have demonstrated proficiency in at least one programming language, familiarity with current and emerging technologies and apply these technologies to their work.

Core Program Features

      • Technical mentorship
      • Leader and Alumni Sponsors
      • Ongoing learning opportunities
      • Alumni Network
      • Exposure to a variety of areas within Target tech

The Technology Leadership Program (TLP) is designed to put you on the fast track toward developing best in class leadership and technology skills. During the rotations, you will work alongside experienced Engineers while also receiving technical and leadership training. Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals.

As an Engineer in the Technology Leadership Program, you will use your technology acumen to provide input to assist with evaluation of new technologies and contribute to the design, lifecycle management, and total cost of ownership of services. You will contribute to research and proof-of-concept initiatives for new technologies and assist with code and design review, as well as write, organize and maintain code based on designs. With guidance, you’ll deliver high-performance, scalable, repeatable, and secure deliverables. You’ll participate in structured construction, automation, debugging, and implementation activities, ensuring architectural and operational requirements and best practices are met. You will also participate in disaster recovery planning and disaster recovery activities and participate in functional integration and regression testing and ability to automate test scripts. You will resolve frequently encountered technical issues and monitors systems capacity with minimal assistance, and search and understand metadata about various data sources and metrics.

About you!

  • Four-year degree with strong academic experience, or equivalent experience
  • Problem solver who can tackle complex technical challenges
  • Demonstrates proficiency in at least one programming language
  • Demonstrates familiarity with current and emerging technologies in own scope of responsibility, and develops ability to apply these technologies
  • Demonstrates and continuously builds upon domain-specific knowledge
  • Understands the concepts of distributed programming and applies it to their domain
  • Possesses working knowledge of transaction codes/master data used within specific domain and participates in building custom solutions in the package
  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education
  • Like collaborating with a team and possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Relevant work or internship experience is highly preferred
  • Open to relocation 

Interested in learning or growing the skills that could help you prepare for the Technology Leadership Program? Check out resources and trainings provided by organizations such as Hackbright, Dream Corps and MnTech.  

Learn from past participant Destiny why the TLP program was such a valuable experience.
Find more team member stories here.

TLP Testimonials:

The Technology Leadership Program was invaluable in jumpstarting my career in technology. I had the opportunity to rapidly expand my network, deepen my understanding of how Target tech functions as an organization, and develop a unique variety of skills at an accelerated rate. - Samantha Fritsche, Program Manager, Tech Talent Team

Our team consistently hosts an Engineer or two from the Technology Leadership and Emerging Engineer programs.  The team works hard to give the participants a solid full-stack development experience and we are always WOWED by what we get in return.  The TLPs and EEPs always bring a fresh and new perspective and contribute back value add features to our product. -Kim Wier, Director, Target tech


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