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

About us:

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.

Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships, fuel and develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It's how we care, grow, and win together.

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 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 and iOS shopping app.

As a Principal Android Engineer on the Flagship Buy mobile team you will:
  • Influence and contribute to engineering initiatives and practices at the enterprise (Target Tech) level
  • Collaborate with other engineers across products and domains to continually improve the android development standards and practices at Target Tech
  • Be a thought leader and mentor for internal and external technical talent and actively contribute to the external technical community
  • Work with engineering leaders to build a high performing engineering team and provide technical leadership, coaching, motivation and participate in the selection of technical talent.
  • Work closely with our product, UX, and API teams to implement an intuitive, coherent, and engaging user experience
  • Ensure high quality, stable, and performant code
  • Perform code and design reviews that guarantee code quality
  • Evaluate and communicate different engineering solutions and trade-offs
  • Develop clean, well-tested native Android code to deliver functionality that meets business objectives
  • Identify long-term tech opportunities that bring value and develop a roadmap for future work to ensure continued product health and innovation

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • 4 year degree or equivalent experience. Continuing education to maintain thorough knowledge of technical domains along with staying current in latest technologies
  • 10+ years of experience in technology development or services
  • 4+ years of experience in strategic planning and setting technical direction
  • 5 years of experience developing apps for Android
  • Experience developing in Kotlin
  • Possesses a strong understanding of the Android framework and ecosystem
  • Experience with Android application development tools, including Android Studio, Android SDK and ADT
  • Has demonstrated success in solving complex technical problems in more than one technical or functional areas
  • Understands business fundamentals and how technologies can support business goals along with how to translate business vision into a technical strategy while understanding the financial implications
  • Has proven leadership capabilities, the ability to influence others, interpersonal skills, and problem solving skills
  • Strong team player who understands concepts of teamwork and team effectiveness.
  • Has excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills to convey complex technical solutions clearly to an organization
  • Has excellent planning and organizational skills

Desired Requirements:
  • Experience building mobile frameworks/libraries
  • Strong experience of multi-threading and memory management specific to mobile devices
  • Experience with experimentation and A/B analysis of features
  • 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)
  • 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 RxJava)
  • Dependency injection (ideally via Dagger or Hilt)
  • Android architecture components (ideally MVVM experience)
  • 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.


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 $137,500 to $247,500. 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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