Home Depot Systems Engineer Sr Manager in Austin, Texas

POSITION PURPOSE

The Systems Engineer Sr. Manager is responsible for attracting, retaining and developing top talent focused on market needs, and inspiring Systems Engineering teams to provide quality service to drive a highly stable infrastructure in support of The Home Depot's business. The Systems Engineer Sr. Manager focuses on guiding and executing the implementation, maintenance, and support of hardware, software, and systems necessary to enable sales, drive efficiency, and build customer satisfaction. Within their Systems Engineering teams, Systems Engineer Sr. Managers, work closely with business stakeholders and the stores. They support system planning reviews and communicate with, and present across, all levels of the organization.

The Systems Engineer Sr. Manager is a strategic leader that is skilled and experienced in generating innovative ideas for growth within their respective area and across the systems engineering organization. The Sr. Manager must exhibit the ability to lead managers and their teams and drive change management and process improvement.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

40% - Strategy & Planning:

Drives Systems Engineering by reviewing performance and directing work efforts of Engineers and vendors to ensure alignment with company, stakeholder, and end user priorities

Aligns Systems Engineering efforts across products and projects

Understands enterprise goals and KPIs to ensure value is delivered against them

Gains a thorough understanding of end user needs, both existing and potential, and uses that knowledge to help design infrastructure that exceeds expectations

Communicates with key user and operational groups to understand business needs

Elicits ideas and assists team members with gaining shared understanding of systems engineering techniques

Markets and promotes Systems Engineering capabilities so that end users understand the team's capabilities and the associated benefits

Presents complex design concepts and rationale to multidisciplinary teams, as well as to key stakeholders and business partners

Contributes to and makes recommendations for strategic plans in support of key objectives in a timely and fiscally responsible manner

Supports and nurtures strategic vendor relationships; recommends ways to influence vendors that align to domain, portfolio, and enterprise strategic objectives

15% - Delivery & Execution:

Provides guidance on configuration, debugging, and support for infrastructure

Documents, reviews and ensures that all quality and change control standards are met

Guides field and corporate roll-outs of technology

Guides the stand up of necessary system software, hardware, and equipment (physical or virtual) to meet changing infrastructure needs

Reviews specifications for complex technology solutions

Provides regular status to leadership regarding progress of Systems Engineering efforts

Reviews and approves purchase requests for hardware and software

Makes suggestions that help drive operational excellence to create internal customer satisfaction and meet operational metrics

15% - Support & Enablement:

Removes roadblocks and obstacles that may impair Systems Engineers to help ensure efforts meet strategic, financial, and technical goals

Receives and prioritizes escalations and incoming requests from product teams and stakeholders

Guides the production of in-house documentation around solutions

Monitors tools and proactively helps teams struggling with systems issues

30% - People:

Provides leadership, mentoring, and coaching to Systems Engineering professionals

Attracts, retains, and develops top talent

Conducts annual and mid-year reviews, reviewing individual development plans and providing performance feedback

Fosters collaboration with team members to drive value and identify and resolve impediments

Advocates for the end user and stakeholder by becoming associated with the product, empathizing with and understanding user needs

Guides more junior team members in strategy, alignment, analysis, and execution tasks

Participates in and contributes to learning activities around systems engineering core practices (communities of practice)

NATURE AND SCOPE

Typically reports to the Technology Director, Sr. Director or Vice President.

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Environment:

Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Travel:

Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% 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: 6 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:

6-8 years of relevant work experience

Professional experience in the following areas: Infrastructure Engineering, Network Engineering, Database Engineering, or Security Engineering

Proficiency in working as part of a collaborative, cross-functional, modern engineering team

Proficiency in guiding more junior team members through systems engineering fundamentals in a professional setting

Proficiency in managing and growing team members in a professional setting

Proficiency balancing workloads across teams

Proficiency managing and growing vendor relationships; experience with vendor negotiations

Proficiency in infrastructure, network, database or security troubleshooting and remediation; experience with at least one other

Experience installing and upgrading applications or databases and performing system maintenance

Experience with networking, system and hardware design and architecture, DBMS concepts, SQL programming, and client server concepts

Experience with system and environment analysis, design, and optimization

Experience with object oriented programming languages (preferably Java), distributed computing environments, and code reviews

Experience with system security design and management

Experience with disaster recovery planning and engineering

Experience monitoring the operational status and performance of, and configuring as well as tuning systems, networks, or databases

Experience with operating system commands and utilities as well as scripting

Experience working with cloud platforms such as GCP and Azure

Proficiency in supporting a 24x7 retail operation

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:Attracts Top Talent: Attracting and selecting the best talent to meet current and future business needs

Balances Stakeholders: Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders

Builds Effective Teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals

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

Develops Talent: Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization s goals

Drives Engagement: Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives

Drives Vision and Purpose: Painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action

Manages Ambiguity: Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear

Organizational Savvy: Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics

Situational Adaptability: Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.