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Company: Target Brands

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Date Posted: February 28, 2014

Source: Target Brands, Inc

Engineer\Sr. Engineer Search Relevancy (Digital Engineer)
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Date: 03/01/2014
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Job Number: INF0006EQ

Job Description - Engineer/Sr. Engineer - Search Relevancy (Digital Engineer) (INF0006EQ)

Job Description

Engineer/Sr. Engineer - Search Relevancy (Digital Engineer)( Job Number: INF0006EQ)

Engineer/Sr. Engineer – Search Relevancy

This position will be based Downtown Minneapolis.

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 ...

Engineer\Sr. Engineer Search Relevancy (Digital Engineer)
apply now
Date: 03/01/2014
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Job Number: INF0006EQ

Job Description - Engineer/Sr. Engineer - Search Relevancy (Digital Engineer) (INF0006EQ)

Job Description

Engineer/Sr. Engineer - Search Relevancy (Digital Engineer)( Job Number: INF0006EQ)

Engineer/Sr. Engineer – Search Relevancy

This position will be based Downtown Minneapolis.

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. 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.

As an engineer, you are a software developer with an entrepreneurial streak. You will build great products - ready to do whatever it takes to build scalable guest focused, world class eCommerce applications. You like resolving complex business problems and find innovative solutions. You love keeping abreast of the latest industry trends and use them to help you innovate. You have strong leadership qualities, great judgment, clear communication skills and a track record of delivering great products.

Key Responsibilities:

* Lead and develop search relevance features on Target.com’s search engine
* Define search metrics to validate and qualify search relevance on the engine
* Unit test code and create automated test scripts
* Lead discussions with other engineers and partners to ensure development meets business needs
* Follow industry standard agile software design methodology for development and technical documentation
* Research related products and implement innovative solutions
* Mentor other engineers across product development teams
* Innovate constantly and maintain the technical edge

Minimum Qualifications:

* 5+ years of software development experience with at least one full cycle implementation from requirement to production
* Experience in one or more of these areas: Search Relevancy, Search Metrics Measurement, Query Classification, Lexical Matching, and Result Ranking experience
* Excellent problem solver, data mining, and search algorithm development skills
* Strong sense of ownership and the ability to work with a limited set of requirements
* Team attitude
* Strong verbal and written communication skills – able to document and share design and specifications with team members and partners.

Desired Qualifications:

* BS degree in computer science or equivalent
* eCommerce experience with a track record of innovation
* Extensive experience working in an agile environment (i.e. user stories, iterative development, etc.)
* Working with test-driven development and software test automation
* Experience with search engine development; relevance metrics measurement, such as NDCG, CTR, CTS, query understanding and classifier; and ecommerce data mining
* Expertise in one or more of the following areas: search simulations, lexical matching, fuzzy matching technique, document static ranking, dynamic ranking, relevance tuning

Primary Location : United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis

About Target

From our Minneapolis-based headquarters to over 1,800 stores and more than 35 distribution centers across the U.S. and Canada, Target offers a world of possibilities in an environment that will encourage you to innovate and contribute ideas. Join a company that’s always moving forward to what’s next. Be a part of a team that has revolutionized retail, championed design, and volunteered thousands of hours giving back to their communities. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week.

Benefits

Eligible team members will receive one of the best earnings packages anywhere, including competitive pay, all-around insurance coverage, 401(k), flexible scheduling, training and development and many other perks and benefits. Target is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace.

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