Houston, Texas

Position Purpose:
The Sr. Systems Engineer is responsible for independently developing, maintaining, and supporting The Home Depot's technical infrastructure of hardware and system software that drives the success of Home Depot and our customers. As a Systems Engineer II, you will be part of a dynamic team with engineers of all experience levels who help each other build and grow technical and leadership skills while creating, deploying, and supporting production infrastructure. 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.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities:
  • 30% Delivery & Execution - 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
  • 15% 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
  • 20% 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 to provide cost-effective solutions that meet THD requirements; Researches and designs best fit infrastructure, network, database, cloud, AI, and security architectures for products; Proactively creates and maintains tools for monitoring and support; Participates in project planning and reporting across multiple efforts
  • 35% 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; Provides application support for software running in production; Drives moving KB articles to infrastructure as code models; Drives keeping monitoring/alerting up to date

Nature and Scope:
This position typically reports to Systems Engineer Manager or Sr Manager


This position has 0 Direct Reports

Environmental Job Requirements:
Environment:
1. Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Travel:
No travel required.

Additional Environmental Job Requirements:



Standard Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be eighteen years of age or older.
  • 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: 4 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:
  • 1+ year of previous leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Professional or educational experience as an Information Technology Engineer.
  • Experience working as part of a collaborative, cross-functional, modern engineering team
  • Experience in troubleshooting and remediation within multiple Information technology disciplines
  • Experience installing and upgrading applications or databases and performing system maintenance
  • Familiarity with system and environment analysis, design, and optimization
  • Familiarity with debuggers, runtime analysis, library systems, compiled programming, and software update tools
  • Experience monitoring the operational status and performance of, and configuring as well as tuning, systems, networks, or databases
  • Experience with operating system commands and utilities as well as scripting
  • Experience with cloud platforms such as GCP and Azure
  • Experience supporting a 24x7 retail operation
  • Experience with version control systems
  • Experience with CI/CD toolchain
  • Experience with production system designs including Infrastructure as Code, High Availability, and Performance monitoring
  • Exposure to Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
  • Action Oriented
  • Being Resilient
  • lobal Perspective
  • Manages Ambiguity
  • Nimble Learning
  • Self-Development
  • Collaborates
  • Cultivates Innovation
  • Optimizes Work Processes
  • Situational Adaptability
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Drives Results
  • Interpersonal Savvy

Houston, Texas

​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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