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Home Depot, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
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GA - Atlanta

  • Date Posted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Company: The Home Depot
  • Travel: 0-10%
  • Functional Area: Technology
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Relocation Provided: No

Position Description:
The Software Engineer Principal is responsible for joining a product team and contributing to the software design, software development, and overall product lifecycle for a product that our users love. The engineering process is highly collaborative. In addition to pairing, Software Engineer Principals field questions from other product teams and encourage cross-team collaboration. They also play an active role working with 3rd party vendors as well as the open-source community.
Software Engineer Principals create foundational code elements that can be reused as well as architectural diagrams and other product-related documentation. They also define service level objectives for products. In addition, Software Engineer Principals may be involved in product configuration, performance tuning and testing as well as production monitoring.
As a Software Engineer Principal, you will be an extremely knowledgeable Engineer on the product team and are expected to build and grow the skillsets of the more junior engineers. There is also an expectation that the Software Engineer Principal will demonstrate expertise around modern software design and development.
70% - Delivery & Execution
Collaborates and pairs with other product team members (UX, engineering, and product management) to create secure, reliable, scalable software solutions
Documents, reviews and ensures that all quality and change control standards are met
Writes custom code or scripts to automate infrastructure, monitoring services, and test cases
Writes custom code or scripts to do "destructive testing" to ensure adequate resiliency in production
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, or engineering empowerment
Identifies product enhancements (client-facing or technical) to create a better experience for the end users
Identifies unsecured code areas and implements fixes as they are discovered with or without tooling
Identifies, implements, and shares technical solutions that can be used across the organization
Creates and architects foundational code elements that can be reused many times by a product
Creates meaningful architecture diagrams and other documentation needed for security reviews or other interested parties
Defines Service Level Objectives for product to constantly measure their reliability in production and help prioritize backlog work
20% - Support & Enablement:
Fields questions from other product teams or support teams
Monitors tools and participates in conversations to encourage collaboration across product teams
Provides application support for software running in production
Proactively monitors production Service Level Objectives for products
Works with vendors and the open-source community to help identify and implement feature enhancements in software products
Works with other product teams to create API specifications and contracts for shared data
Proactively reviews the performance and capacity of all aspects of production: code, infrastructure, data, and message processing
Triages high priority issues and outages as they arise
10% - Learning:
Participates in and leads learning activities around modern software design and development core practices (communities of practice)
Learns, through reading, tutorials, and videos, new technologies and best practices being used within other technology organizations
Attends conferences and learns how to apply new technologies where appropriate
Typically reports to the Software Engineer Manager or Sr. Manager, Technology Director or Sr. Director.
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

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.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • 6-8 years of relevant work experience 
  • Demonstrates team leader abilities with a proven record of success architecting projects requiring
  • Salesforce administrator and configuration - developer certifications
  • Salesforce advanced developer certification and demonstrated proficiency in Apex, Lightning development system, REST and SOAP integrations, Single Sign On and security architectures
  • Salesforce Architect certifications are highly desired
  • Salesforce application implementations, configurations, or other integrations in the following technological product suites: SAP and related cloud and/or on-premise ERP business applications
  • Proficiency in Agile methodologies – Extreme programming (e.g. user story development, test driven development, and pair programming).
  • Knowledge of retail industry, market, competitive and value chain analysis
  • Developing strategies, ROIs and business cases
  • Demonstrates record of success building and sustaining business partner relationships using networking, negotiation and persuasion skills to identify potential new opportunities.
  • Demonstrates successful interactions with senior management

 Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Demonstrates proven abilities and success managing a team: building, maintaining, and utilizing relationships; communicating value propositions; managing resource requirements, project workflow, budgets
  • Demonstrates thorough management abilities as a leader of a project team that include the following: 
  • Writing, communicating, facilitating, and presenting cogently to and/or for all levels of internal staff and management; and reviewing the work of team members
  • Leveraging internal strategy knowledge and analytical skills, especially as it relates to project management, project facilitation
  • Ability to problem-solve, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously for self and others
  • Demonstrating self-motivation and responsibility for personal growth and development while mentoring junior members of the team
  • Drafting and presenting PowerPoint presentation decks
  • Prior experience in a consulting role within a managerial/ architectural capacity

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.


Posted: 2018-10-21 Expires: 2018-11-20

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