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Company: The Home Depot
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Job Description:


The Software Engineer Principal is responsible for joining a product team and contributing to the software design, software development, and overall product lifecycle for a product that our users love. The engineering process is highly collaborative. In addition to pairing, Software Engineer Principals field questions from other product teams and encourage cross-team collaboration. They also play an active role working with 3rd party vendors as well as the open-source community.

Software Engineer Principals create foundational code elements that can be reused as well as architectural diagrams and other product-related documentation. They also define service level objectives for products. In addition, Software Engineer Principals may be involved in product configuration, performance tuning and testing as well as production monitoring.

As a Software Engineer Principal, you will be an extremely knowledgeable Engineer on the product team and are expected to build and grow the skillsets of the more junior engineers. There is also an expectation that the Software Engineer Principal will demonstrate expertise around modern software design and development.


70% - Delivery & Execution

Collaborates and pairs with other product team members (UX, engineering, and product management) to create secure, reliable, scalable software solutions

Documents, reviews and ensures that all quality and change control standards are met

Writes custom code or scripts to automate infrastructure, monitoring services, and test cases

Writes custom code or scripts to do "destructive testing" to ensure adequate resiliency in production

Creates meaningful dashboards, logging, alerting, and responses to ensure that issues are captured and addressed proactively

Contributes to enterprise-wide tools to drive destructive testing, automation, or engineering empowerment

Identifies product enhancements (client-facing or technical) to create a better experience for the end users

Identifies unsecured code areas and implements fixes as they are discovered with or without tooling

Identifies, implements, and shares technical solutions that can be used across the organization

Creates and architects foundational code elements that can be reused many times by a product

Creates meaningful architecture diagrams and other documentation needed for security reviews or other interested parties

Defines Service Level Objectives for product to constantly measure their reliability in production and help prioritize backlog work

20% - Support & Enablement:

Fields questions from other product teams or support teams

Monitors tools and participates in conversations to encourage collaboration across product teams

Provides application support for software running in production

Proactively monitors production Service Level Objectives for products

Works with vendors and the open-source community to help identify and implement feature enhancements in software products

Works with other product teams to create API specifications and contracts for shared data

Proactively reviews the performance and capacity of all aspects of production: code, infrastructure, data, and message processing

Triages high priority issues and outages as they arise

10% - Learning:

Participates in and leads learning activities around modern software design and development core practices (communities of practice)

Learns, through reading, tutorials, and videos, new technologies and best practices being used within other technology organizations

Attends conferences and learns how to apply new technologies where appropriate


Typically reports to the Software Engineer Manager or Sr. Manager, Technology Director or Sr. Director.



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.

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:

Mastery of an object oriented programming language (preferably Java)

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: 6 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

6-8 years of relevant work experience

Mastery of a modern scripting language (preferably Python)

Mastery of a modern web application framework such as Ruby on Rails, Spring MVC, and Node.js

Mastery of writing SQL queries against a relational database

Mastery of a version control systems (preferably Git)

Proficient in a front-end technology and framework such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS, ReactJS, and JQuery

Proficient in a Linux or Unix based environment

Proficient in a CI/CD toolchain

Proficient in destructive testing methodologies and tools

Proficient in a cloud computing platform and the associated automation patterns they provide

Proficient in production systems design including High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Performance, Efficiency, and Security

Proficient in defensive coding practices and patterns for high-availability

Proficient in modern microservice-based architectures and methodologies

Proficient in successful application of design patterns

Proficient in test-driven development and effective unit test creation

Proficient in a NoSQL database

Proficient in query optimization and troubleshooting

Proficient in effective data modeling within both SQL and NoSQL databases

Experience in working with 12-factor methodology and understanding its benefits, and able to demonstrate appropriate patterns to more junior team members

Proficient in designing and implementing RESTful web services

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:Action Oriented: Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm

Business Insight: Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization s goals

Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives

Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences

Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful

Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances

Global Perspective: Taking a broad view when approaching issues; using a global lens

Interpersonal Savvy: Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people

Manages Ambiguity: Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear

Manages Complexity: Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems

Nimble Learning: Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder

Optimizes Work Processes: Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement

Self-Development: Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels

Situational Adaptability: Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations

Keywords: The Home Depot, Austin , SOFTWARE ENGINEER PRINCIPAL, IT / Software / Systems , Austin, Texas

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