Lead Front End Engineer


Target is one of the world’s most recognized brands and one of America’s leading retailers. But behind the brand our guests love, is a culture of continual innovation – and right now, we are up to big things. The Target Technology Team is driving a transformation in retail, one that will move us from “brick-and-mortar and online” to “bricks-and-mortar and everywhere else.” Our goal is to deliver Target’s unique “Expect More. Pay Less.” promise to guests wherever and whenever they shop, today and tomorrow: in-store, online, on tablets and mobile phones, and in the retail channels of the future.

You can be a part of developing and launching new services that power all the channels where Target does and will do business – in-store, web, tablet, mobile, and future channels. You’ll have the opportunity to design, develop and support innovative solutions across a variety of applications, platforms and environments, building tomorrow’s technologies in Search, Browse, Product Info, Promotions, Content and Checkout. You’ll put your skills, experience and passion to work in an entrepreneurial environment where success is rewarded.

We are looking for highly motivated engineering professionals who can connect the in-store experience to the digital environment by creating scalable and seamless multi-channel experiences without losing the brand we are known for. Individuals in this role will have opportunities to gain a large breadth of knowledge by working with experts in the eCommerce, multichannel retail, product management and software engineering fields.

About This Opportunity

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Lead Interactive Development Specialist, you’ll take the lead as you…

  • Develop and implement rich client side interactive marketing and selling experiences utilizing advanced HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery and other technologies
  • Lead and work as part of a team to help ensure the timely delivery of high quality, secure, standards-compliant, accessible and browser compatible interactive projects
  • Source, hire and supervise interactive development freelancers, contractors and agency partners
  • Define, help improve and adhere to team processes, policies, procedures and best best practices
  • Create production ready, optimized graphics and assets for web, mobile and e-mail
  • Engage and collaborate with server side development, interactive creative, project management and international teams


Experience working on a front end responsive application or hybrid mobile application

  • Proficient understanding of markup including HTML and CSS
  • Proficient understanding of JavaScript
  • Proficient using code versioning tools like GitHub
  • Proficient with browser testing and debugging
  • Proficient in interacting with RESTful web APIs
  • Good understanding of AngularJS
  • Good understanding of SASS/LESS
  • Developing/Writing unit tests is a plus
  • Writing functional or e2e tests is a plus
  • Able to build reusable and maintainable code
  • Understanding of CI Build systems like Jenkins
  • Knowledge of libraries and frameworks like:
  • Lodash
  • Moment
  • Gulp/Grunt
  • Angular Material
  • Jasmine/Mocha
  • NodeJS experience is a plus
  • Accessibility is a plus
  • Experience working with cross browser compatibility is a plus
  • UI design is a plus

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