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The Target Technology Services (TTS) team designs and creates innovative solutions for a variety of applications, platforms and environments. TTS not only gives Target a competitive advantage in the marketplace, but also enhances the guest experience through the smart use of technology in the retail industry.

The Enterprise Architecture team drives vision around how Target leverages systems and technologies to promote productivity and reuse across the broader TTS organization.

About This Opportunity

Interested in being part of a fun, innovative, and fast moving team accountable for unleashing Target’s core data and capabilities through Hypermedia (REST) APIs?

As an API Engineer on Target’s Enterprise Services Team, you'll …

  • Design and build API’s to enable faster innovation, better cross-enterprise functionality for Target Team Members, and fuel industry leading multichannel experiences for our guest
  • Evangelize APIs, reuse, and best practices for building/consuming APIs
  • Collaborate with developer communities to cultivate new ideas or enhancements for our APIs
  • Build prototypes to prove out concepts
  • Interface with infrastructure partners to further our API platform

Qualified Candidates will bring:

  • Passionate about staying current with new and evolving technologies
  • Ability to design intuitive RESTful APIs for highly scalable applications
  • Personal or professional experience contributing to open source projects
  • Innovative mindset – willingness to push new ideas into the company
  • Highly productive coder, self-starter and self-motivated
  • Experience using Grails, Camel, Spring, JBoss, Linux Red Hat, or various third party APIs a plus
  • 1-3 years experience building web applications
  • Experience with engineering APIs for highly scalable applications


  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years total work experience
  • Has in-depth knowledge of state-of-the art engineering technical approaches in design, build, testing, debugging problems as required by domain
  • Maintains technical knowledge within areas of expertise
  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education


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 is a drug-free workplace.

About Target®

Expect the Best. At Target, we have a vision: to become the best - the best culture and brand, the best place for growth and the company with the best reputation. We offer an inclusive, collaborative and energetic work environment that rewards those who perform. We deliver engaging, innovative and on-trend experiences for our team members and our guests. We invest in our team members' futures by developing leaders and providing a breadth of opportunities for professional development. It takes the best to become the best, and we are committed to building a team that does the right thing for our guests, shareholders, team members and communities.

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation serves guests at stores nationwide and at Target.com. Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education®

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API Engineer at Target




Minneapolis, MN, US




Nov 29, 2012