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Senior Software Engineer - Front End Performance

Home Depot


Location:
Austin, TX
Date:
02/22/2018
2018-02-222018-03-24
Job Code:
114481
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Senior Software Engineer - Front End Performance (114481)

TX - Austin

  • Date Posted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Company: The Home Depot
  • Travel: 0-10%
  • Functional Area: Information Technology
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Relocation Provided: No




Position Description:
POSITION PURPOSE

We are looking for a highly collaborative, performance-minded Senior Front End Performance Engineer to help us deliver the best online experience to our customers by focusing on front end optimization.

The right candidate will have a passion for speed and continuous improvement. They will be able to partner effectively with our Reliability Engineering and Operations teams, work closely with fellow front end engineers as well as partner with our product owners to help drive out step function and incremental improvements across our online channels. Additionally, they will partner closely with the Performance Engineering team to provide relevant and meaningful reports, dashboards, etc. to many stakeholders across The Home Depot including senior and executive leadership. Their ability to coach, mentor, train, influence and educate will be key.


MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
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
Works with Product Team to ensure user stories that are developer-ready, easy to understand, and testable
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
Configures commercial off the shelf solutions to align with evolving business needs
Creates meaningful dashboards, logging, alerting, and responses to ensure that issues are captured and addressed proactively
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
Proactively reviews the performance and capacity of all aspects of production: code, infrastructure, data, and message processing
10% - Learning:
Participates in learning activities around modern software design and development 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 Software 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:

Preferred Qualifications:
3-5+ years of relevant work experience in high transaction volume, high availability enterprise environments (retail ecommerce preferred)
Strong focus/interest on front-end optimization & performance
Strong understanding of HTTP protocol and SSL management
Strong understanding of CORS, caching, RESTful APIs, AJAX, single page applications
Strong understanding of Javascript, HTML, CSS, JS frameworks
Strong familiarity and knowledge with monitoring tools such as Dynatrace, SOASTA, New Relic, Splunk, etc. Strong communication and presentations skills

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful
Action Oriented: Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm 
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 
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 
Optimizes Work Processes: Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement 
Self-Development: Actively seeking 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


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
Proficient in 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: 3 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.


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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