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ID #44747462
State Minnesota
City Brooklynpark
Job type Permanent
Salary TBD
Source Target
Showed 2022-08-10
Date 2022-07-24
Deadline 2022-09-22
Category Et cetera
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Software Engineer

Minnesota, Brooklynpark, 55429 Brooklynpark USA

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Location: 7000 Target Pkwy N, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States, 55445

About This Opportunity

Are you interested in building large scale distributed systems to help Target create smarter guest services, operate stores and distribution centers more efficiently and to deliver high value at low cost for our guests? Are you interested in solving complex problems at scale?

If so, we are looking for Lead Engineer for API Platform to be part of the team that is working on next generation platform for building and delivering APIs at Target. We are building an API platform that will be key for our serverless initiatives and enables our business and infrastructure teams to create robust APIs that is highly available, scalable, fault-tolerant systems by enabling developers to focus on writing code for their business logic and not having to worry about API routing, security, rate limiting, orchestration, security, monitoring etc. As an engineer on the API Platform, you will be designing and developing a highly scalable platform that can enable Target application teams to easily build their APIs. You will be part of new platform development/managed service team that will help build serverless applications at massive scale, fault-tolerant and can operate in a multi-cloud environment. As part of the team, you will work with a talented team of engineers to come up with new ideas, design, build a highly scalable API Platform.

The API Platform enables partner teams to focus on their core products by providing a unified set of solutions to advance Target's API and edge compute strategy. We strive to deliver a "zero-touch" experience to partners allowing them to move at their pace instead of ours.

This position will focus primarily on the creation, improvement, and management of the product suite used by Target's engineers to register, deploy, secure, and observe the APIs consumed by both internal users across the enterprise and external partners.

As a Senior Engineer, you serve as a specialist on the team. You work directly with the users of our products establishing new and improving existing product features. You show expertise in applying the appropriate software engineering patterns to build robust and scalable systems that are simple for users to implement.

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 design 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Evangelize APIs and best practices for building/consuming RESTful APIs
  • Build prototypes to prove out concepts
  • Interface with partners to further our API Platform
  • Develop software and systems using test driven development and continuous integration practices
  • Research related products and make necessary software recommendations
  • Innovate constantly to remain on the technical edge
  • Participate in on-call rotation

Minimum Qualifications

  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 6-7+ years of software development experience with at least one full cycle implementation from requirements gathering to production deployment
  • Experience in managing rapid software development team
  • Experience in managing infrastructure team
  • Experience in production support and operational management of critical infrastructure
  • Programming language polyglot, and proficiency with one or more of the following: JAVA, Golang (preferable), Kotlin, Groovy, Varnish Configuration Language (VCL)
  • Deep understanding of Infrastructure concepts (web-based protocols and security, load balancing, high availability) and related technologies.
  • Experience with one or more of the following: HAProxy, Fastly, Varnish, GraphQL
  • Demonstrates strong problem solving and thorough partnership skills
  • Demonstrates clear understanding of data standards, policies, and procedures
  • Strong sense of ownership and the ability to work with a limited set of requirements
  • Good verbal and written communication skills - able to document and share design and specifications with team members and partners
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of the impact of own work on the team and/or guests

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience creating high-performance, scalable, repeatable, and secure deliverables with broad impact (high throughput and low latency)
  • Implementing infrastructure as code using products such as Chef, Ansible, Terraform, Packer
  • Experience with Unix shell and scripting
  • Experience deploying and supporting an application on cloud-based infrastructure
  • Hands on cloud experience: Kubernetes, Google Cloud Platform (Google Cloud Platform)
  • Experience in Spinnaker, Istio, Consul, linkerd
  • Contribution to the Open-Source community

This position may be considered for a Full-Time Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on Target's needs. A Hybrid work arrangement means the team members core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a Target location. A Full-Time Remote work arrangement means the team member works full-time from home or an alternate location that's not a Target location, does not have a desk at their primary HQ work location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times a year.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada residents is $105,800 to $190,400 . Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, Target cares about and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family. Find competitive benefits from financial and education to well-being and beyond.

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- for additional information.

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