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. Our Tech Capabilities team facilitates continuous learning and development, strong and efficient operational routines, and fosters enterprise agility across Target to meet the ever-changing needs of our team members and guests.
- 👍 Custom Emoji Management: How Target enhances its tech culture with creativity 🎨 and technology 🕹July 28, 2022By Jay KlineWhen Target HQ first started to use chat systems, those systems allowed simple emoji usage, quickly turning :-) into 😀, and a few other simple faces. As chat technology evolved, Unicode standardized more sophisticated emoji. Eventually, many chat systems allowed administrators and sometimes users to add custom emoji. This gave us some leeway and ability to get creative when it came to what emoji to use when chatting internally at Target.
- Hardening the Registers: A Cascading Failure of Edge Induced Fault ToleranceJune 22, 2022By John EngelmanIn 2017, Target announced that we had prioritized stores at the center of how we serve our guests – no matter how they choose to shop. To make this store-as-hubs model work, we spent several years redesigning operations and modernizing how we conduct business. We invested billions of dollars into remodeling stores, hardened our world-class supply chain, and created a robust suite of fulfillment options to meet every guest need.