Remote Working or HQ Based: Lead Android Engineer

3 weeks agoMinneapolis, MN

Remote Working or HQ Based: LEAD ANDROID ENGINEER - Mobile

Target is an iconic brand, a Fortune 50 company and one of America's leading retailers.Target as a tech company? Absolutely. We're the behind-the-scenes powerhouse that fuels Target's passion and commitment to cutting-edge innovation. We anchor every facet of one of the world's best-loved retailers with a strong technology framework that relies on the latest tools and technologies-and the brightest people-to deliver incredible value to guests online and in stores. Target Technology Services is on a mission to offer the systems, tools and support that guests and team members need and deserve. Our high-performing teams balance independence with collaboration, and we pride ourselves on being versatile, agile and creative. We drive industry-leading technologies in support of every angle of the business, and help ensure that Target operates smoothly, securely and reliably from the inside out.

Join the team that brings Target guests their "shopping and saving sidekick" -- the guest facing Target Android shopping app .


As a Lead Android Engineer - Mobile you will:

• Develop clean, well-tested native Android code to deliver functionality that meets business objectives

• Coach and m entor junior engineers to provide guidance on coding and design best practices

• Analysis of requirements and design

• Work closely with partner teams - QA, UX, Product - as needed

• Perform complex engineering tasks independently as well as collaboratively

• M anage complex cross-team coordination and dependencies

• E valuate and communicate different engineering solutions and trade-offs


• 4 year degree or equivalent experience
• 7+ years of software development experience with at least one full cycle implementation
• Demonstrates strong domain-specific knowledge regarding Target's technology capabilities, and key competitors' products and differentiating features
• Demonstrates broad and deep expertise in multiple computer languages and frameworks (e.g., open source). Designs, develops, and approves end-to-end functionality of a product line, platform, or infrastructure
• Communicates and coordinates with project team, partners, and stakeholders
• Demonstrates expertise in analysis and optimization of systems capacity, performance, and operational health
• Understands and develops solutions to foster data lifecycle management
• Maintains deep technical knowledge within areas of expertise
• Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education
• Experience in building highly scalable distributed systems

Desired Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field

• 4+ years of experience in software design & development

• 3+ years of experience developing apps for Android

• Experience with test-driven development and software test automation

• Excellent debugging, performance and optimization skills

• Experience working with agile methodologies (e.g. user stories, iterative development, etc.)

• Experience with distributing mobile applications via public app stores and/or enterprise channels

• Experience with integrating calls to backend services (REST or GraphQL , using JSON etc )

• Excellent hands on skills with Android application development tools, including Android Studio, Android SDK and ADT

• Experience integrating with third party frameworks tools and SDKs, such as Retrofit, OKHttp , Moshi and Glide

• Experience working with the following technologies:

• Reactive Programming (ideally via R x Java )

• Dependency injection (ideally via D agger or Hilt )

• Android architecture components (ideally MVVM experience)

• Kotlin expertise

• Experience with multiple levels of users (anonymous v authenticated)

• Experience with Accessibility

• Experience with continuous delivery in mobile, including Test- or Behavior-Driven Design, code review, static analysis, continuous integration, automation and functional testing.

We're supportive of fully remote working arrangements (US based) for this role, or open to HQ based work location in Minneapolis, MN.

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 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.