Home Depot Staff Systems Engineer - Enterprise Monitoring in Austin, Texas

POSITION PURPOSE The Staff Systems Engineer develops, maintains, and supports The Home Depot's technical infrastructure that includes network, hardware, database, and system software components. The Staff Systems Engineer is responsible for collaborating with and enabling product teams with infrastructure. Staff Systems Engineers are expected to leverage tooling and custom applications to monitor and optimize performance. Staff Systems Engineers lead the stand up of physical and virtual infrastructure to meet evolving enterprise and product team needs. In addition, Staff Systems Engineers may lead the selection and rollout of field and corporate technology. As a Staff Systems Engineer, you will be a core player that participates and leads multiple efforts simultaneously. You are expected to build and grow the skillsets of more junior Engineers on the team. MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES 20% - Strategy & Planning: Researches and analyzes business trends and behavioral data to identify opportunities for improvements and new initiatives Leads the evaluation, development, and recommendation of specific technology products and platforms to provide cost-effective solutions that meet business and technology requirements Researches and designs best fit infrastructure, network, database, and security architectures for products Proactively creates and maintains tools for monitoring and support Participates in project planning and management across multiple efforts Develops formal training courses 30% - Delivery & Execution: Leads configuration, debugging, and support for infrastructure Leads field and corporate roll-outs of technology Leads the stand up of necessary system software, hardware, and equipment (physical or virtual) to meet changing infrastructure needs Creates and optimizes specifications for technology solutions Produces and manages purchase requests for hardware and software 40% - Support & Enablement: Collaborates with product and project teams to understand needs and enable them with infrastructure Supports technology architecture design review efforts for project and product teams Leverages tooling and custom applications to monitor the operational status of applications, infrastructure, networks, databases, and security; optimizes and tunes performance as appropriate Drives root cause analysis, debugging, support, and post-mortem analysis for security incidents and service interruptions Maintains, upgrades, and supports existing systems and infrastructure to ensure operational stability Acts as a vendor liaison, owning resourcing, issue management, and documentation Leads the production of in-house documentation around solutions Monitors tools and proactively helps teams struggling with systems issues Provides application support for software running in production Creates scripts and tools that drive automation and enable product teams and end users to move towards self service Acts as a mentor to more junior Systems Engineers 10% - Learning: Keeps abreast of innovations and industry trends as well as changes to internal systems and determines how they impacts tools, training, and support necessary to keep systems up, running, and secure Participates in and contributes to learning activities around modern systems engineering core practices (communities of practice) Proactively views articles, tutorials, and videos to learn about new technologies and best practices being used within other technology organizations NATURE AND SCOPE Typically reports to the Systems Engineer Manager or Sr. Manager. ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS Environment: Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable. Travel: Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time. Additional Environmental Job Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must be eighteen years of age or older. Must be legally permitted to work in the United States. Additional Minimum Qualifications: Must be legally permitted to work in the United States Education Required: The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job. Years of Relevant Work Experience: 5 years Physical Requirements: Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles. Additional Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in a front-end technology and framework such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS, ReactJS, and JQuery Experience with Linux OS and Shell scriptingExperience with Git, Github, Jenkins, Ant, and other continuous integration tools is preferredExperience with object oriented programming languages (preferably Java), distributed computing environments, and code reviews Deep understanding of modern microservice based architectures and operationsProficient in production monitoring concepts and implementation including synthetic, real user, application performance, system, log, time-series, and dashboarding. Includes tools like appdynamics, splunk, grafana, ELK, etc.Proficient in a modern infrastructure automation toolkit such as Puppet or AnsibleProficient in a modern scripting language (preferably Python) Proficiency working with cloud platforms such as GCP and Azure Exposure to defensive coding practices and patterns for high-availability Exposure to destructive testing methodologies and toolsExposure to production systems design including High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Performance, Efficiency, and Security

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies: Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful Action Oriented: Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm Business Insight: Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances Global Perspective: Taking a broad view when approaching issues; using a global lens Interpersonal Savvy: Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people Manages Ambiguity: Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear Optimizes Work Processes: Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement Self-Development: Actively seeing new ways to grow and be challenged, using both formal and informal development channels Situational Adaptability: Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations