Mooresville, North Carolina

**Job Summary:**

In this role you will be a leader in the evolution of Lowe’s infrastructure to become more scalable, available, feature rich, and software defined via leveraging Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools and practices. You will work with a team of expert infrastructure and software engineers to deliver products, platforms, and utilities in support of the Linux platform and related technologies. This role will offer you new experiences and exposure to new technologies by combining automation, artificial intelligence/machine learning, data, and infrastructure to deliver intelligent systems.

**Key Responsibilities:**

+ Guide and drive architecture and design for new initiatives

+ Automate build, configuration, and operation of Linux and related platforms using an array of technologies

+ Work cross-functionally with software engineers, infrastructure engineers, and other automation engineers to deliver compute platform products for our internal technology teams

+ Install, update, and administer infrastructure automation tools and platforms

+ Train other engineers on technologies and topics pertinent to the role

+ Take initiative to fix issues before being assigned

+ Provide maintenance and support to the systems you build

+ Translates requirements and functional specifications into technical requirements that support integrated and sustainable designs for designated infrastructure systems

+ Collaborates with architects and engineers to ensure functional specifications are converted into flexible, scalable, and maintainable system designs

+ Provides consultation and technical advice on IT infrastructure planning and engineering for assigned systems; assesses the implications of Technology strategies on infrastructure capabilities

+ Writes, reviews, and validates clear technical specifications and documentation

+ Develops or modifies infrastructure solutions within designated computing environments while offering guidance and mentorship to more junior team members

+ Develops and validates system design prototypes, ensuring system designs adhere to company architecture standards

+ Leads the building of hardware and/or software configurations and prepares system components for installation to the infrastructure

+ Develops, validates, and executes infrastructure tests to identify system errors and ensure solutions meet functional specifications

+ Leads effort to deliver the validation and testing of components of larger infrastructure systems and revises key system components based on test results as appropriate

+ Leads the implementation and maintenance of assigned enterprise infrastructure systems to ensure successful deployment and operation; develops and documents detailed standards (e.g., guidelines, processes, procedures) for the introduction and maintenance of services

+ Collaborates with Technology partners to help define and understand target strategies

+ Evaluates new service options, identifies issues and impacts, and makes recommendations on feasibility and ROI

+ Provides post-implementation support, making system enhancements as needed

+ Estimates resource requirements for technical design and testing efforts, develops system support plans, schedules, and assignments, and manages project components and schedules while mitigating project risks as appropriate

+ Provides mentoring and guidance to more junior level engineers; may provide feedback and direction on specific engineering tasks

**Minimum Qualifications** :

+ Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field (or equivalent work experience in a related field)

+ 5 years of experience in an IT support environment with technical experience in distributed technologies and systems development

+ 2 years of infrastructure engineering experience working across multiple domains, platforms, or specialty areas

+ 2 years of experience leading projects with or without direct reports

**Preferred Qualifications** :

+ Multiple years of experience leveraging one or more Infrastructure as Code (IaC) technologies such as Ansible, Terraform, Puppet, SaltStack, etc.

+ Strong shell scripting ability with good understanding of flow, control structures, and logic

+ Good knowledge of Linux with system administration experience in an enterprise setting

+ Broad knowledge of enterprise computing environments and technologies

+ Strong troubleshooting skills to maintain continued operation of our systems

+ Good ability to learn and adopt new technologies to deliver value

+ Understanding of cloud computing platforms and their infrastructure/platform offerings

+ Good interpersonal skills with an ability to mentor and train other engineers

+ Experience with completing large and complex efforts

+ Strong knowledge of writing Ansible Playbooks and available Ansible Modules

+ Experience using a Domain Specific Language (DSL)

+ Experience with Python, YAML, and Bash

+ Experience with CentOS/Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Ubuntu

+ Experience accessing relational databases from code to insert or query data for systems

+ Experience with leveraging APIs/services

+ Knowledge of VMware virtualization

+ Experience with container orchestration platform operations (Kubernetes/K8s) and related technologies

+ Experience with serverless platforms

+ Knowledge of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) principles

+ Experience working in an agile team

+ Master's Degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field

+ 2 years of work experience in an IT role requiring interaction with senior management (i.e., Director level or higher)

+ 3 years of experience working in a large matrixed organization

+ 3 years of experience working with third party IT vendors and/or systems solution providers

+ 3 years of experience writing technical documentation in an infrastructure development environment

+ 3 years of IT experience in the retail industry

**About Lowe’s:**

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 20 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2020 sales of nearly $90 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 300,000 associates. Based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts. For more information, visit Lowes.com .

**About Lowe’s in the Community:**

As a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, Lowe’s is committed to creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts through nonprofit partnerships. Across every community we serve, Lowe’s associates donate their time and expertise through the Lowe’s Heroes volunteer program. For the latest news, visit Newsroom.Lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia (https://twitter.com/LowesMedia) on Twitter.

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Lowe’s is an equal opportunity employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, mental or physical disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.

Mooresville, North Carolina

Our Military Commitment

At Lowe's, our commitment to recognize, honor, and respect those who serve in our country's military is rooted in our history and informs the decisions we make today:

  • Lowe's was founded on the heels of World War II, by veteran Carl Buchan, whose leadership and vision helped us grow from a small hardware store in Wilkesboro, NC, into the FORTUNE 100® company we are today.
  • Lowe's is ranked #38 among GI Job's "Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers®".
  • Lowe's is part of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP), working with military installation contacts to promote job opportunities to military spouses.
  • Lowe's is an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Partner.
  • Lowe's offers extended benefits for employees serving in the military.

We regularly participate in a variety of military-sponsored events and job fairs across the country, looking for more people to join the Lowe's team of military veterans. At more than 14,000 strong, our military veteran employees work in roles across our organization, from management to retail and customer support. And we demonstrate our appreciation for them in many ways, including:

  • A 10% discount to all veterans during Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veterans Day weekends; and a 10% discount every day to all active, reserve, retired and disabled veterans who carry a valid, military-issued photo ID card.
  • Regular support for the military and the USO, including recent refurbishments to 16 USO centers across the U.S., to help welcome home our returning troops.
  • The Lowe's Employee Giving Campaign, which allows employees to set aside a portion of their paycheck, to benefit the USO and other organizations, which Lowe's will match 50 cents to the dollar.

The military instills leadership, a strong work ethic, and a passion for a job well done. It allows pioneering spirits to demonstrate their commitment to teamwork and problem solving. And these are the traits of a Lowe's employee. As you focus on your post-military career, consider exploring the employment opportunities at Lowe's.

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