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SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Company: The Home Depot
Location: Austin
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Job Description:

POSITION PURPOSE

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

20% Learning:

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

Environment:

Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Travel:

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

Education Required:

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

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:

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

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