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Senior Systems Engineer - Cloud

Home Depot


Location:
Austin, TX
Date:
08/18/2017
2017-08-182017-09-16
Job Code:
106958
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Senior Systems Engineer - Cloud (106958)

TX - Austin

  • Date Posted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Company: The Home Depot
  • Travel: None
  • Functional Area: Information Technology
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Relocation Provided: No




Position Description:
POSITION PURPOSE

The Sr. Systems Engineer develops, maintains, and supports The Home Depot's technical infrastructure that includes network, hardware, database, and system software components. 

The Sr. Systems Engineer is responsible for collaborating with and enabling product teams with infrastructure. Sr. Systems Engineers are expected to leverage tooling and custom applications to monitor and optimize performance. In addition, Sr. Systems Engineers may be involved in routine upgrades and application support as well as root cause and post-mortem analyses around security incidents and service interruptions. 

As a Sr. Systems Engineer, you will be able to operate independently, though typically working as part of a team with varying skillsets.


MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

10% - Planning & Analysis: 
Researches and analyzes business trends and behavioral data to identify opportunities for improvements and new initiatives 
Drives 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 reporting across multiple efforts 

30% - Delivery & Execution: 
Drives configuration, debugging, and support for infrastructure 
Drives field and corporate roll-outs of technology 
Drives the stand up of necessary system software, hardware, and equipment (physical or virtual) to meet changing infrastructure needs

50% - 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 
Opens and manages vendor problem tickets to resolution 
Drives 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 

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:




ESSENTIAL SKILLS:



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: 1 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:

1-3 years of relevant work experience 
Experience working as part of a collaborative, cross-functional, modern engineering team 
Experience with cloud platforms such as Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure 
Experience with Linux OS and Shell scripting
Experience with Python
Experience engineering solutions for a large retail digital operation is a plus
Experience with Hashicorp products (Consul, Packer, Terraform, Vault) is a plus
Familiarity with advanced public cloud concepts

Familiarity with Immutable Infrastructure



Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

Action Oriented: Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm 

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 
Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful 
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 
Nimble Learning: Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder 
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




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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