Target (NYSE:TGT) is looking for engineers and product managers in its Sunnyvale, California office for a top-secret tech project called "Goldfish."
"We are ambitious and bent on disrupting the way people shop," said one of the job postings. "As a Goldfish team member, you'll have a direct impact on the innovation of cutting-edge technologies."
"Goldfish is a new franchise within Target. Therefore your overarching focus will be on bringing innovative product ideas to market via technology—with a relentless focus on the customer and Target's top and bottom lines," the posting reads. "You bring strong technical and problem-solving thinking combined with communication, analytical and leadership skills."
The new team will report to West Stringfellow, one of three entrepreneurs in residence that Target brought in last year to help drive innovation. Stringfellow has since been hired by Target full time as vice president of internal innovation and operations, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Innovation is something of a mantra at Target today. The retailer is growing digital sales and developing online, mobile and in-store technology to support this growth.
In stores, Target is focused on developing key product categories, and behind the scenes, it's looking at ways to streamline order fulfillment and better manage inventory across all channels.
What is Goldfish? Time will tell, according to Stringfellow. There's another project also in the works, called Bling.
-See this Target job posting
-See this Minneapolis Star Tribune story
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