Backend Engineer - Target India

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About Us

As a Fortune 50 company with more than 4000,000 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. Itโ€™s how we care, grow, and win together.

Position Overview

We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Java Engineer with expertise in distributed systems and extensive knowledge of Spring Boot to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining high-performance, scalable distributed systems using Java and related technologies. As a Senior Java Engineer, you will play a crucial role in architecting and implementing solutions that meet the demands of our rapidly growing platform.

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

Responsibilities

  • Design and develop high-quality, scalable, and resilient distributed systems using Java and Spring Boot.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather requirements, define system architecture, and design solutions that meet business needs.
  • Implement best practices for distributed system design, including fault tolerance, scalability, and performance optimization.
  • Write clean, efficient, and maintainable code following established coding standards and practices.
  • Conduct code reviews, provide constructive feedback, and mentor junior team members to foster their growth and development.
  • Perform troubleshooting and debugging of complex issues in production environments, ensuring timely resolution and minimal disruption.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices in distributed systems and Java development.
  • Participate in agile development processes, including sprint planning, stand-ups, and retrospectives, to deliver high-quality software within specified timelines.
  • Collaborate with DevOps and infrastructure teams to automate deployment processes and optimize system performance.
  • Contribute to architectural discussions and decisions, providing valuable insights and recommendations based on expertise and experience.
  • Create technical documentation, including diagrams and guides, and actively participate in maintaining and updating existing codebases.

About You

  • 4-year degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of software development experience Strong proficiency in Spring Boot framework, including Spring Core, Spring MVC, Spring Data, and Spring Security.
  • Experience with microservices architecture, RESTful APIs, and messaging systems (e.g., Kafka, RabbitMQ).
  • Deep understanding of distributed computing principles, including CAP theorem, consensus algorithms, and data consistency models.
  • Proficiency in designing and implementing scalable and fault-tolerant distributed systems using cloud-native technologies (e.g., Kubernetes, Docker).
  • Solid understanding of relational and NoSQL databases (e.g., MySQL, MongoDB, Redis) and experience with database design and optimization.
  • Familiarity with modern software development practices, including Agile methodologies, CI/CD pipelines, and automated testing frameworks.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex issues and implement effective solutions.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Proven track record of delivering high-quality software solutions in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Experience with Apache Spark and Big Data Platforms like Hadoop is a plus

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