Target tech

Our in-house technology team and platform help make Target America’s easiest, safest, and most joyful place to shop and work. Diversity and inclusion are deeply engrained in our culture, and we operate with an everyday focus on innovation and experimentation, continuous learning, and growth and development. Join our global team to work across a wide range of technologies, from digital to supply chain to cybersecurity, relying on best-in-class data science algorithms that drive value. 

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Our architecture teams help create and drive Target’s technical vision and culture of enterprise agility. We lead the industry with an enterprise platform that powers all the technology needs of retail, IT, corporate and data sciences. We focus on an architecture that is flexible, scalable and composable while providing best-in-class tools and technologies, so Target engineers have an intuitive frictionless experience and can plan for the unknown. Through our agile/product and technical coaches, we facilitate customized continuous learning and foster enterprise agility across Target to meet the ever-changing needs of our team members and guests. 

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Our cybersecurity team ensures Target and our guests are protected 24/7 against cybercriminals and fraudsters. We are a group of experts with backgrounds in retail, financial services, defense, government and more. We use a combination of industry-leading tools and our own in-house innovative technologies to keep our company and guests’ information secure. Our team uses a proactive threat intelligence program to assess risk, operating a Cyber Fusion Center around the clock to investigate and respond to cyber threats. We consider cybersecurity a team sport and regularly collaborate with other organizations to advance collective capabilities. 

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Data sciences 

Our data sciences team is responsible for building, governing and maximizing the use of Target’s data assets for elevated decision-making across our retail operations. We build certified data sets for analytics and decision modeling and develop data platforms for exploration, visualization and measurement. We create statistical forecasting models, optimize algorithms with machine learning techniques and validate model performance — all while delivering algorithmic decisioning at massive scale. We empower our Target team with the insights they need to improve product and system performance and further innovate for our guest experience. 

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Our infrastructure teams build and run cloud and compute platforms, network connectivity, data centers, field engineering and big data systems that power Target’s stores, digital and supply chain experiences. We are at the heart of Target’s hyperscale growth, driving innovation while steadily increasing performance, efficiency and reliability. Our software engineers develop distributed systems that run elastic compute across the hybrid cloud and the edge, with a software-driven programmable network, high-performance computing and massively scaled data and machine learning platforms. Our hardware engineers operate IoT technology in Target’s stores, deploy wearables and robots in our supply chain and integrate open compute hardware in our data centers. 

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Product engineering 

Our product engineering team fuels Target’s business with cutting-edge technology to deliver incredible experiences and value for guests and team members. Using a responsive architecture platform, we build and deploy industry-leading technology enabling Target to operate efficiently, securely and reliably from the inside out. We work across Target, developing comprehensive product strategies, leveraging enterprise and guest feedback to set the standard for best in retail.

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