Company: The Home Depot
Posted on: October 11, 2018
The Software Engineer 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. Software Engineers are expected to pair on a daily basis as they work through user stories and support products as they evolve.
In addition, Software Engineers may be involved in product configuration, performance tuning and testing as well as production monitoring.
As a Software Engineer, you will be part of a team with more experienced engineers to help build and grow your skills while you create, support, and deploy production applications.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
60% - 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
Works with Product Team to ensure user stories are developer-ready, easy to understand, and testable
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
Configures commercial off the shelf solutions to align with evolving business needs
Creates meaningful dashboards, logging, alerting, and responses to ensure that issues are captured and addressed proactively
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
Proactively reviews the performance and capacity of all aspects of production: code, infrastructure, data, and message processing
Participates in learning activities around modern software design and development 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
Reviews and discusses code from more senior engineers to understand best practices and design patterns
Increases business acumen by learning about other parts of the business
NATURE AND SCOPE
Typically reports to the Software Engineer Manager or Sr. Manager.
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.
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:
Experience in an object oriented programming language (preferably Java)
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 0 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.
0-1 years of relevant work experience
Experience in a modern scripting language (preferably Python)
Exposure to a modern web application framework such as Ruby on Rails, Spring MVC, and Node.js
Exposure to writing SQL queries against a relational database
Exposure to version control systems (preferably Git)
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful
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
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
Nimble Learning: Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder
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
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