Atlanta, Georgia

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 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.

Top Skills:  Java, No SQL, RDBMS, Python, Angular, React, Cloud programming principles, resilient design principles, defensive coding, Ability to design systems for High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Performance, Efficiency, and Security 

The Home Depot is able to offer virtual employment of this position in the following states: AL, AK, AZ, AR, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND 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

Environment:
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Travel:

Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% of the time.
Additional Environmental Job Requirements:
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
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 previous leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications:

- 7-9 years of relevant work experience
- One of the fields of expertise should include a programming language
- Capable of understanding complicated systems quickly
- Mastery in assigned domains
- Active participation in or leadership of professional groups affiliated with specific domains

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

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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