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Target is one of the worlds most recognized brands and one of Americas leading retailers. But behind the brand our guests love, is a culture of continual innovation and right now, we are up to big things.

As member of the GraphQL team, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maturing the future state of our product offerings.

GraphQL is an open-source platform enables teams to aggregate multiple back-end calls into a single call, and to automatically filter out just the fields you want for your app. Our team has built a Target-specific implementation of GraphQL designed to work for Targets unique requirements and massive scale.

This a young project built on cutting edge technology. You will be responsibility for driving key decisions on how Target utilizes technology to solve complicated problems that allow Target to compete in a modern retail environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


  • Design and implement critical high performance, large-scale services

  • Lead and mentor other engineers on the team to help deliver key functionality

  • Provide detailed and constructive design and code reviews

  • Advocate best practices in library usage and end-to-end architecture

  • Seek opportunities to develop horizontal technologies that benefit multiple teams

  • Drive evaluation and learn new tools and technologies to keep technology stack moder as needed for Product solution.

  • About you:

  • 4 year degree or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of software development experience with at least one full cycle implementation
  • Communicates and coordinates with project team, partners, and stakeholders
  • Strong JVM skills.We use Java, Groovy and Kotlin
  • Experience with large-scale distributed systems
  • Experience in significant cross-functional engineering efforts
  • Experience building and scaling APIs
  • Experience building high throughput applications using non-blocking technologies (e.g. RX, Ratpack)
  • Nice to have

  • Experience with Google Cloud or other Cloud offering

  • Exposure to DevOps tools, processes and culture (e.g. Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins, Drone, Git, etc.).

  • Awareness of new and emerging technologies.

  • 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-###-#### for additional information.

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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