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Atlanta, Georgia - USD Full Time Posted by: The Home Depot Posted: Thursday, 22 September 2022
Position Purpose:
The Software Engineer Sr. Principal is responsible for guiding software design and development across multiple engineering teams and principal software engineers. Sr. Principals will help accelerate the delivery speed and quality through technical expertise, technical leadership, and by communicating best practices within their assigned IT portfolios. They will be a key contact point across a large portfolio for sharing and engaging with principal software engineers to foster learning and adoption of new technologies. They will interface with our 3rd party vendors to ensure THD's technical needs are met and that we are driving interoperability within our existing technology landscape.

The role will typically support 4-6 different development teams (contrasted with 2-3 for a Principal and 6-10 for a Distinguished Engineer) which will span a variety of functioning products and/or APIs. They will ensure that teams are making good use of resources, designing and refactoring systems to optimize cloud costs, and will be responsible for identifying opportunities to streamline processes and optimize existing codebases.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities:
50% Delivery and Execution - Leads portfolio level Principal meetings to maintain alignment, consistency and knowledge sharing; Creates and architects foundational code elements that can be reused across a portfolio; Develops POCs with new technologies and paves the way for portfolio adoption; Tracks and monitors efficient usage of cloud resources and drives cost reduction opportunities and enhancements

10% People - Acts as a point of escalation for teams facing extremely complex challenges; Presents at and attends conferences and learns how to apply new technologies and concepts; Provides leadership, mentoring, and coaching to direct reports; Conducts annual and mid-year reviews, reviewing individual development plans and providing performance feedback; Attracts, retains, develops, and motivates top talent

15% Strategy and Planning - Works with a Distinguished Engineer to define technology solutions (open source or vendor) teams should be exploring and/or leveraging; Works across local teams to unify strategy and alignment; Identifies and removes potential roadblocks & bottlenecks across large cross-functional projects and initiatives; Participates in and influences development of technology roadmaps within a given portfolio; Drives thought leadership and innovation within a given portfolio

25% Support and Enablement - Point of escalation for high-priority issues and outages as they arise; Fields questions from project, product, and support teams; Helps solve technology disputes across local teams; Works with vendors to help identify and implement feature enhancements in software products; Evangelizes successful usage of tooling and technology with local teams

Nature and Scope:
This position reports to various individuals

This position has 4-6 direct reports

Environmental Job Requirements:
1. 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. Standard Minimum Qualifications:
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Additional Minimum Qualifications:
- Expertise in at least two technologies used by THD IT
- Experience with common business processes used in the retail industry
- Experience in Agile/Lean development environments
- 7 years of relevant work experience
- The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent in a field of study related to the job
- Typically requires overnight travel less than 15% of the time

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:
7 years

Certifications & Licenses:

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:
- 5 years of previous leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 7-9 years of relevant work experience
  • One of the fields of expertise should include a programming language
  • Expertise in developing large enterprise-scale systems using modern web application frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, Spring MVC, Node.js, and cloud technologies.
  • Capable of understanding complicated systems quickly
  • Mastery in assigned domains
  • Active participation in or leadership of professional groups affiliated with specific domains
  • Experience with common business processes used in the retail industry
  • Experience in Agile/Lean development environments
  • Mastery of a modern Scripting language (preferably Python)
  • Mastery of writing SQL queries against a relational database
  • Mastery of a version control systems (preferably Git)
  • Proficient in a Front End technology and framework such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS and ReactJS
  • Proficient in a Linux or Unix based environment
  • Proficient in a CI/CD toolchain
  • Proficient in destructive testing methodologies and tools
  • Proficient in a cloud computing platform and the associated automation patterns they provide
  • Proficient in production systems design including High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Performance, Efficiency, and Security
  • Proficient in defensive coding practices and patterns for high-availability
  • Proficient in modern microservice-based architectures and methodologies
  • Proficient in successful application of design patterns
  • Proficient in test-driven development and effective unit test creation
  • Proficient in a NoSQL database
  • Proficient in query optimization and troubleshooting
  • Proficient in effective data modeling within both SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Experience in working with 12-factor methodology and understanding its benefits, and able to demonstrate appropriate patterns to more junior team members
  • Proficient in designing and implementing RESTful web services

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
- Courage
- Drives Vision and Purpose
- Global Perspective
- Nimble Learning
- Self-Development
- Attracts Top Talent
- Builds Effective Teams
- Collaborates
- Cultivates Innovation
- Drives Engagement
- Manages Complexity
- Situational Adaptability
- Communicates Effectively
- Develops Talent
- Drives Results
Pay Rate: $280.000 - $170,000

Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
The Home Depot
The Home Depot
9/22/2022 10:47:11 PM

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