Experience a startup culture within the world’s largest home improvement retailer as a Home Depot QuoteCenter associate. Since 2013, QuoteCenter’s cross-functional teams have provided cutting-edge technology and creative business solutions in support of The Home Depot’s Pro marketplace. Technology associates at The Home Depot’s QuoteCenter focus on reimagining the shopping experience for Pros at The Home Depot by using the latest web technologies and data tools.
An HDQC Senior Software Engineer is a seasoned software developer. Activities include: designing, developing, installing, and maintaining software solutions. Senior level software engineers will be expected to mentor less experienced members of their team, prepare to become a lead if the opportunity presents itself, and be self directed and able to lead a small project team. In addition, senior software engineers should maintain technical depth (being very skilled in certain parts of the technology stack) and breadth (not isolated to a single segment of the technology stackMAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
45%- Writing new code and test cases
20%- Helping with solution design and architecture
15%- Debugging existing code
10%- Learning new skills
NATURE AND SCOPE
This position reports to the Manager, Information Systems.
This position has no direct reports.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diploma and/or GED.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 4 years
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.
Demonstrated a good working knowledge in at least one programming language Interest in learning other programming languages as needed Ability to work independently and in groups Analytical thinking Critical thinking Strong problem solver Attention to detail Strong oral and written communication Thorough understanding of data structures and algorithms Knowledge of software design patterns
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Our software engineers have the challenge (and fun) of taking on a wide variety of problems and directly affecting users and the business.
The following is a list of attributes found in successful QuoteCenter software engineers:
PROBLEM SOLVING - Work collaboratively with business stakeholders, user experience designers, and your fellow developers to create a solution. Build domain knowledge and understand the user & business problems you're solving.
QUALITY DELIVERABLES - Good software architecture - at QuoteCenter every developer is an architect. You are responsible for creating systems that are appropriately maintainable, scalable, and extensible.
TAKING OWNERSHIP - When a problem comes to your attention, take care of it. If you're too busy with something more important either assign it to someone else or set a reminder to come back to it later.
ALWAYS LEARNING - Be willing to learn whatever technologies, tools, or patterns necessary to solve a problem. Don't avoid a problem because "someone else 'owns' the code" - learn the code, learn the domain, solve the problem.
ALWAYS A MENTOR – Continually look for the chance to share your knowledge and skills with others. Even the most seasoned professional can learn new tricks from the most junior developer. There is always something you know that someone else doesn’t (and vice versa), so share!
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION - Write and speak clearly and concisely. Be prepared to explain your work, decisions, and ideas to your colleagues. Graciously challenge ideas that don't seem right, no matter where they originate.
GOOD TEAMMATE - Have a sense of humor. Build relationships with your colleagues. Work out differences with your colleagues directly. Go to your manager if you're unable to resolve it there. Actively work to disrupt backchannel and office politics. Look for ways to make the work environment better for everyone.
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