Williams Landing, VIC, AU

Category:  Information Technology
Work Type:  Permanent Full Time

Who are We?

We are transforming Target with future-focused tech.
The future is personalised, simple and seamless! At Target, we’re aligning with a single purpose – to deliver an exceptional technology experience to every customer, and all our people. Our customers need us now more than ever, so we're seizing this moment. And we’re becoming the strategic partners our colleagues need us to be, bringing valuable insights to every conversation.


We are always listening to our customers.
We’re deepening our connection to our customers – their needs, expectations and dreams – to drive our decisions and set our priorities. We’re courageous in our thinking, exploring new possibilities, embracing a growth mindset, and we learn quickly from our setbacks. We’re global, diverse and passionate. And we’re making Target a place where technology improves experiences, every day.


We are all in it together.
You’ll be part of transforming one of Australia’s most iconic brands. A brand that genuinely cares about connecting and collaborating with talented team mates, and leaders who'll support you so that work, works for you.

What will you do?

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey with Target Australia's Stores Technology team? Our team is at the heart of delighting our customers and enhancing their shopping experience; and are transforming our stores with the power offered by AWS Cloud Technologies.  Initially focussing on our Point-of-Sale Systems across both staff-assisted POS and self-checkouts, we’ve also got some exciting work coming up with the rollout of RFID technologies to our stores.  Our team is at the heart of driving a seamless transaction experience for our customers.


As Software Engineer, you will work within cross-functional teams with responsibilities extend from designing and developing robust software solutions to maintaining and optimizing existing systems that keep our stores operating.  This role is dynamic, involving the application of cutting-edge technologies, adherence to coding best practices, and collaboration with diverse stakeholders. In this fast-paced retail environment, your skills and creativity as a Software Engineer are essential in shaping the technological foundation of our stores to create a better environment for our staff and customers.


You'll also be doing the following:

  • Analysing and interrogating user stories to develop innovative systems tailored for use in Target Australia stores, ensuring a user-centric approach to software design and functionality.
  • Contributing to projects focused on migrating legacy systems into AWS-based cloud environments, leveraging your expertise in cloud technologies to enhance system scalability, security, and overall performance.
  • Developing solutions that support both assisted check-out and self-service functionalities, catering to diverse customer preferences and enhancing the overall shopping experience.
  • Collaborating within agile delivery environments, participating in iterative development cycles, and adapting quickly to changing project requirements, ensuring efficient and timely delivery of high-quality software solutions.
  • Managing DevOps Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) processes to streamline software delivery pipelines, fostering a culture of automation, collaboration, and rapid iteration in software development.

What are we looking for?

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Minimum 5 years of hands-on experience in Object-Oriented Software Development, with a strong preference for proficiency in Python, showcasing your depth of knowledge and expertise in this programming language.
  • Proven track record as a Full Stack developer, demonstrating expertise in JavaScript and ideally possessing experience with React and Node JS, contributing to the development of both front-end and back-end components of software applications.
  • Demonstrated experience working with AWS technologies, particularly DynamoDB, Lambda, and EC2, showcasing your ability to architect, implement, and optimize solutions within the AWS ecosystem.
  • Strong communication abilities, enabling effective collaboration with cross-functional teams, stakeholders, and the articulation of complex technical concepts to diverse audiences.
  • Experience working in Agile environments, highlighting your adaptability, collaborative mindset, and ability to thrive in iterative development cycles, contributing to the overall efficiency and success of the software engineering team.

What will you get?

Target has some great benefits, including:

  • Great career opportunities across the Wesfarmers Group.
  • Team Member discounts across Target, Kmart, Bunnings, Officeworks and Catch Membership.
  • A free One Pass membership offering free delivery across Kmart, Target & Catch on eligible product.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program.
  • Convenient location next to freeway and train station, with free onsite parking and a café!
  • Novated leasing options.
  • Paid parental leave scheme.
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements through our Flex Where, Flex When, Flex Well policy, spending 60% of your week in our Target Store Support Office (including Work-From-Home days with a real work-life) balance.
  • Reflection room, space for prayer, meditation, or time for yourself.
  • A Supported Learning and Career Development program.
  • Opportunity in Wesfarmers Share Plan access (where eligible) and to participate in a bonus program (where eligible).


We believe that all team members should feel valued, respected and safe irrespective of your gender, ethnicity, indigeneity, religious beliefs, education, age, disability, family responsibilities, sexual orientation and gender identity and we encourage applications from all candidates.


As part of our recruitment process, we will be conducting Pre-Employment Checks with our successful candidates – this will include a police check.  Talent Acquisition will provide further updates to candidates as they progress through our recruitment process.


Candidates interested in this position should apply directly to this advertisement as we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.
“We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant”.


If you would like to explore a career with Target and this sounds like the perfect role for you – apply now!

We don’t just look for people based on their skills and experience, our people work together and champion the Target values and behaviours.  We are a business where our values and people matter, and we need like-minded people to join us!

Target values diversity and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse and multicultural communities of which we are a part.

Agencies will only be engaged if required. Please do not contact us or send applicants to us unless requested to by the Talent Acquisition Team.