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Home Depot, Inc.
Vancouver, WA
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WA - Vancouver

  • Date Posted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Company: The Home Depot
  • Travel: 0-25%
  • Functional Area: Merchandising
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Relocation Provided: No

Position Description:

Working at the world's fourth largest retailer mixes the best of many worlds: cutting-edge technologies applied to business problems, solving real needs for customers who spend billions of dollars across our stores in North America. QuoteCenter is an application Home Depot store associates use to build large product owners for our Pro customers.

Are you a senior, accomplished Engineering Manager looking for a job that does more than just solve a complex business problem? This role is ideal for a Sr. Manager who has conquered much on their bucket list, and is looking for a nimble, startup environment where technology is leveraged to unlock business potential.

What is it like to work at The Home Depot QuoteCenter?

Our engineers use the latest JavaScript (React/Redux, Node), .Net and open source technologies to build new products that facilitate 9-figure project sales at The Home Depot.

We invest proactively in our people. We sponsor developer events, including .Net Fringe, NodePDX and PADNUG, and our developers headline workshops to teach Portland-area web developers how we use cutting-edge technology to solve real world problems at the world’s third-largest retailer. The mission of the QuoteCenter product team is to radically reimagine the shopping experience at Home Depot utilizing the latest web technologies and data tools.

We are searching for a Sr. Manager, Engineering who has climbed their way up through the technical ranks, who is passionate about open source technologies and knows how to lead teams to leverage them in a data-rich environment (thousands of users, millions of customers, billions in sales). The goal of your efforts is to manage, build and lead the collaborative work of our product development team in designing and building out the next generation of our enterprise application.

What problem will you be solving in this role?

You will help build, scale and manage a highly-skilled engineering team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Cast a vision for the future of engineering at The Home Depot QuoteCenter
  • Master the "Art" of pairing engineering resources with engineering work
  • Work with Managers and Lead Engineers to strategically manage the development roadmap and engineering resources on small teams
  • Mentor and manage Managers and Lead Engineers to provide career direction and inspiration
  • Work with Director of Product Development to strategically position engineering resources for success
  • Partner with the Senior Manager, Product Management, and Senior Manager, Product Development to prepare for upcoming work assignments
  • Partner with Sr Architect to prepare for upcoming product development initiatives
  • Align Lead Engineers, Engineers, Product Managers, Technical Product Managers to drive engineering throughput
  • Provide thought leadership and establish a technical strategy and roadmap for the team and its products
  • Foster a culture of continuous engineering improvement through mentoring, feedback, and metrics
  • Own the technical design, development and operational effectiveness of innovative applications that meet current and future business needs in an efficient, sustainable, agile, and adaptable manner
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define strategies, scope of products and services throughout the product lifecycle
  • Contribute to a culture of modern software development methodologies and architectural excellence


  • Proven experience implementing engineering best practices based on Agile principles
  • 5+ years of experience managing, building and leading Agile product development teams
  • 10+ years of experience participating in the design and implementation of large-scale web applications
  • The ability to articulate and reinforce a vision for engineering processes and culture
  • The ability to create a unified engineering process, an engineering performance management process and a process for assigning work to engineers based on the engineers’ abilities and interests
  • The ability to create a framework surrounding career development that will retain top engineering talent
  • Experience pairing engineering resources with potential work to ensure fast delivery and high throughput on the highest value opportunities, while also providing an environment that provides engineers with challenges and growth opportunities
  • Experience implementing quality solutions that will raise the standards of our existing solutions while not diminishing the flexibility of a dynamic work environment
  • A positive, team-oriented attitude… someone who is willing to work in a fast-paced environment that is always in the process of change
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technology or engineering science degree at an accredited institution; graduate level education highly desired


20% - Strategy & Planning:
Works and negotiates with partners on the staffing of skilled engineering positions on product teams
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 aligned to domain, portfolio, and enterprise strategic objectives
Evaluates new technologies for adoption across the enterprise
Helps to identify and demonstrate emerging technologies for adoption by product teams

20% - Delivery & Execution:
Collaborates and pairs with product team members (UX, engineering, and product management) to create secure, reliable, scalable software solutions
Writes custom code or scripts to automate infrastructure, monitoring services, and test cases
Works with vendors and partners for the successful implementation of critical tooling and platforms
Creates meaningful dashboards, logging, alerting, and responses to ensure that issues are captured and addressed proactively
Contributes to enterprise-wide tools to drive destructive testing, automation, and engineering empowerment
Participates in and leads review board sessions to drive consistency across the enterprise
Makes suggestions that help drive operational excellence to create internal customer satisfaction and meet operational metrics
Fills in on product teams for engineers who are out of the office

15% - Support & Enablement:
Fields questions from engineers, product teams, or support teams
Monitors tools and participates in conversations to encourage collaboration across product teams
Learns, through reading, tutorials, and videos, new technologies and best practices being used within other technology organizations
Provides application support for software running in production
Acts as a technical escalation point for the engineers on the team
45% - People:
Provides leadership, mentoring, and coaching to Software Engineers
Attracts, retains, and develops top talent to build a world class Software Engineering Team
Conducts annual and mid-year reviews by reviewing individual development plans and team feedback
Fosters collaboration with team members to drive consistency across product teams, and finds opportunities to expose engineers to career interests
Acts as a proponent of modern software development practices
Guides team members in strategy, alignment, analysis, and execution tasks within and across product teams
Participates in and contributes to learning activities around modern software design and development core practices (communities of practice)
Builds relationships with technology leaders at other companies to learn best practices and elegant solutions to common problems
Typically reports to the Technology Director, Sr. Director or Vice President.
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% of the time.
Additional Environmental Job Requirements:

Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
Mastery of an object oriented programming language (preferably Java)
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:

  • 5+ years of experience managing, building and leading product development teams
  • 10+ years of experience participating in the design and implementation of large-scale web applications.

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.


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