The Principal, Systems Engineering, guides the development, maintenance, and support of The Home Depot's technical infrastructure that includes network, hardware, database, and system software components. They have an in-depth understanding of the technology landscape and act as the face of the Systems Engineering group to other areas of the organization. In addition, they provide technical guidance to more junior Systems Engineers.
Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities:
40% - Strategy & Planning:
Researches and analyzes business trends and behavioral data to identify opportunities for improvements and new initiatives
Leads the evaluation, development, and recommendation of specific technology products and platforms to provide cost-effective solutions that meet business and technology requirements
Researches and designs best fit infrastructure, network, database, and security architectures for products
Guides the proactive creation and maintenance of tools for monitoring and support
Leads project budgeting, planning, and management across multiple efforts and teams
Develops and delivers formal training courses
Visits with operational units (e.g., warehouses, stores, data centers) to understand needs and build relationships
20% - Delivery & Execution:
Guides configuration, debugging, and support for infrastructure
Documents, reviews and ensures that all quality and change control standards are met
Guides field and corporate roll-outs of technology
Guides the stand up of necessary system software, hardware, and equipment (physical or virtual) to meet changing infrastructure needs
Creates and optimizes specifications for complex technology solutions
Produces and manages purchase requests for hardware and software
Creates technical white papers and thought leadership
Creates and enforces process standards
Leads disaster recovery planning and engineering efforts
Collaborates with other leaders to drive build versus buy decisions with regard to technology
30% - Support & Enablement:
Collaborates with product and project teams to understand needs and enable them with infrastructure
Guides 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
Guides root cause analysis, debugging, support, and post-mortem analysis for security incidents and service interruptions
Guides maintenance, upgrades, and support for existing systems and infrastructure to ensure operational stability
Acts as a vendor relationship manager
Guides the production of in-house documentation around solutions
Monitors tools and proactively helps teams struggling with systems issues
Provides application support for software running in production
Guides the creation of scripts and tools that drive automation and enable product teams and end users to move towards self service
Acts as a mentor to more junior Systems Engineers
10% - 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)
Leads learning efforts inside the organization focused on systems engineering
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 Systems Engineer Manager or Sr. Manager, Technology Director or Sr. Director.
For Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada and New York City residents: The pay range for this position is between 80K and 220K. Starting salary may vary based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, the position being offered, location, education, training, and/or experience. The Home Depot offers additional competitive financial and non-financial benefits, which may include a performance-based bonus program or a profit sharing program depending on position.
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.
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