Atlanta, Georgia

POSITION PURPOSE

The Home Depot Online Search Team is looking for software developers to become part of one of the organizations most fast paced and dynamic groups.  The Search Team works to build upon the current search platform in order to enhance and expand upon our website's already robust product search capabilities.  If you have ever used a search engine and found yourself dreaming about ways to improve its functionality, than this role might be for you.  This position will also have you working very closely with large data sets, and even machine learning models to help bring our customers a best in class online search and shopping experience. 

The Sr. Software Engineer 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. Sr. Software Engineers are expected to pair on a daily basis as they work through user stories and support products as they evolve. In addition, Sr. Software Engineers may be involved in product configuration, performance tuning and testing as well as production monitoring.
As a Sr. Software Engineer, you will be able to operate independently, though typically will work as part of a team with varying skillsets to create, support, and deploy production applications.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES 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
  • 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 condition
Travel:
  • Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
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
  • Experience in an object oriented programming lan
Education Required:
  • 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.
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.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3-7 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in a modern scripting language (preferably Java)
  • Familiarity with one or more the following languages:
    • Python
    • Golang (Go)
    • Shell scripting
  • Software development lifecycle concepts
  • Basics of cloud native applications 
  • Exposure to a CI/CD toolchain (Concourse, Jenkins, Teamcity or other tools) 
  • Familiarity with the concepts of resilience, scalability, performance, and cost balance 
  • Some cloud provider experience - GCP preferred
  • Experience working in a Test Driven Development (TDD) environment (i.e. Unit tests/ Integration tests)
  • Security tool awareness and Behavior Driven Development knowledge, highly  preferred 
  • Exposure to REST and effective web service design
  • Conceptional understanding of Machine Learning engineering
  • Big Data analysis and process skills 
  • Scaling the tested Models for real time traffic (on Cloud) 
  • Search engine knowledge 
  • Inverted index engine understanding and experience 
  • Experience using Elastic Search and Solr
  • Knowledge of scalable runtime setup of clusters and configurations  
  • KNN/ANN search knowledge highly preferred
  • Proficient on REST APIs 
  • Knowledge of popular frameworks such as Spring or Micronaut  
  • Swagger, Open API knowledge as well as Authentication and authorization  experience highly preferred
  • eCommerce or Retail knowledge 
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 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

Atlanta, Georgia

​When it was founded in 1978 by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, The Home Depot began changing consumers’ perspectives about how they could care for and improve their homes. The Company created the “do-it-yourself” concept, spawning an entire industry that now spans the globe.

Today, The Home Depot® is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with more than 2,200 retail stores in the United States (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Canada, Mexico and China. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.

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