Sr Engineer - Digital Data Delivery (REMOTE or HQ)

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Job Description

As a Senior Engineer, you serve as a specialist in the engineering team that supports the product. You help develop and gain insight in the application architecture. You can distill an abstract architecture into concrete design and influence the implementation. You show expertise in applying the appropriate software engineering patterns to build robust and scalable systems. You are an expert in programming and apply your skills in developing the product. You have the skills to design and implement the architecture on your own but choose to influence your fellow engineers by proposing software designs, providing feedback on software designs and/or implementation. You show good problem-solving skills and can help the team in triaging operational issues. You leverage your expertise in eliminating repeat occurrences.

About the opportunity:

We are seeking an engineer who can jump in and contribute to Target’s data science experimentation and measurement platform.

If you are a software engineer with a passion for software architecture, cutting-edge technologies, building scalable, performant systems, and solving challenging problems, then this opportunity is for you!


  • Work as a member of a product team which builds features that impact the bottom line for Target
  • Contribute to our Ratpack, Java and Spring Boot applications
  • Continuously work to improve self and team through pair programming and pull request reviews
  • Implement design patterns to enhance our highly scalable and performant applications
  • Contribute to the design of our full system architecture
  • Engage in continuous improvement projects within the team and mentor other engineers
  • Cultivate an inclusive and rich engineering culture
  • Responsible for quality and stability of delivered work
  • Advance unit and functional testing efforts to certify the team’s work is good
  • Contribute to engineering efforts from inception to delivery

About you:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant work experience
  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • Proficient with one or more programming languages like Java, Kotlin, etc.
  • Demonstrated Computer Science foundational knowledge including competencies working with design patterns, data structures and algorithms
  • Experience building scalable APIs
  • Experience load testing and performance tuning
  • Skilled in automated testing and proficient with at least one testing framework: Spock, JUnit
  • Experience working with a source versioning tool, such as Git
  • Strong working knowledge of frameworks like Spring Boot, Micronaut, Ratpack, etc.
  • Knowledgeable of message streaming platforms like Kafka
  • Knowledgeable microservice design patterns
  • Familiarity and/or experience with build tools Maven and Gradle
  • Exposure to containerization like Docker and Kubernetes
  • Exposure to DevOps processes and culture using Drone, Jenkins, Git, etc.
  • Experience working as a member of an Agile software development team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and troubleshooting skills

As a member of the Data Sciences Platform Engineering Team at Target you will be a front-line contributor to the future of data sciences in retail.

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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.

Company Info.


Target Corporation is an American retail corporation. The eighth-largest retailer in the United States, it is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Target established itself as the discount division of the Dayton's Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1962; it began expanding the store nationwide in the 1980s (as part of the Dayton-Hudson Corporation), and introduced new store formats under the Target brand in the 1990s. The company has found suc

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