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Systems Engineer Principal - Security

Company: The Home Depot
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Job Description:

POSITION PURPOSE

The Principal, Systems Engineering, guides the development, maintenance, and support of Employer'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, RESPONSIBILITES AND 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.

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:

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.

Additional Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

6-8 years of relevant work experience

Professional experience in all areas of Systems Engineering - Infrastructure, Network , Database, and Security; proficiency in at least 2 areas and mastery of at least 1

Mastery of working as part of a collaborative, cross-functional, modern engineering team

Proficiency in infrastructure, network, database, or security troubleshooting and remediation; experience with at least one other

Proficiency in installing and upgrading applications or databases and performing system maintenance

Proficiency in networking, system and hardware design and architecture, DBMS concepts, SQL programming, and client server concepts

Mastery of debuggers, runtime analysis, library systems, compiled programming, and software update tools

Mastery of complex system and environment analysis, design, and optimization

Experience with system and software deployment automation

Proficiency in object oriented programming languages (preferably Java), distributed computing environments, and code reviews

Experience with middleware design and development

Proficiency in system security design and management

Proficiency in disaster recovery planning and engineering

Proficiency in monitoring the operational status and performance of, and configuring as well as tuning, systems, networks, or databases

Proficiency in operating system commands and utilities as well as scripting

Proficiency in working with cloud platforms such as GCP and Azure

Proficiency in supporting a 24x7 retail operation

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 seeing 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 , Systems Engineer Principal - Security, Other , Austin, Texas

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