Working at the world's fourth largest retailer mixes the best of many worlds: cutting-edge technologies meet real business needs meets real customers who spend billions of dollars at our stores in North America.
What is it like to work at The Home Depot QuoteCenter?
We were a start-up once upon a time and much of our start-up culture still exists: the agility of a small operation, the impact that comes with being a leader in our industry. Our developers use the latest open source technologies to build new products that facilitate 9-figure project sales at The Home Depot. We invest proactively in our people. We sponsor developer events, including .Net Fringe, NodePDX and PADNUG, and our developers headline workshops to teach Portland-area web developers how we use cutting-edge technology to solve real world problems. The mission of the QuoteCenter product team is to radically reimagine the shopping experience at Home Depot utilizing the latest web technologies and data tools.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
Define, plan and implement solutions on assigned moderately complex projects.
Take business requirements and develop the total technical design on moderately complex projects and ensure proper usage as part of the design efforts in building a system to be put into production.
Conduct appropriate test reviews for assigned projects and present to architecture review boards as necessary.
Promote and follow the established processes, policies, standards and procedures to assure compliance with corporate and regulatory policies and standards.
Provide technical direction to associate developers, developers and contractors.
NATURE AND SCOPE
Typically reports to Manager, Information Technology
Responsible for helping others and providing on-the-job training or guidance
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Additional 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.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
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: 3 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.
What problem will you be solving in this role?
Building robust Amazon-like product catalog with Google-like search and performance so Home Depot pro customers can find and purchase the products they need.
What tools do we use?
Elasticsearch, C#, Microservices (to name only a few)
How will we interview for this role?
Aptitude is our first and most important desired attribute. We need problem-solvers who make a living as coders. We need developers who can learn new tools and languages because our technology stack has a habit of evolving quickly in response to real business needs. Our technology stack is a toolbox from which we draw different tools to solve problems. Sometimes we add new tools to that toolbox. You won't find us giving random code tests or drilling you on a specific language. You can expect to be asked questions that will help us determine your ability to solve problems. We interview candidates with 2-3 interviewers so we can understand what your work style might be like in our cross-functional team environment.
What is expected of a Senior Software Developer at QuoteCenter?
- Senior software developers are looked to for leadership on large and small projects. We need senior software developers to:
- Exhibit influence derived from past leadership experience
- Demonstrate work ethic that motivates and encourages others on their team
- Mentor less-experienced members of their team
- Prepare to become a lead if the opportunity presents itself
- Self-direct: able to lead a pair
- Bring depth - be very skilled in certain parts of the technology stack
- Bring breadth - not isolated to a single segment of the technology stack
QuoteCenter's software developers have the challenge (and fun) of taking on a wide variety of problems and directly affecting users and the business. The following is a list of attributes found in successful QuoteCenter developers:
- Problem Solving
- Work collaboratively with business stakeholders, user experience designers, and your fellow developers to create a solution.
- Build domain knowledge and understand the user & business problems you're solving.
- Quality Deliverables
- Good software architecture - at QuoteCenter every developer is an architect. You are responsible for creating systems that are appropriately maintainable, scalable, and extensible.
- Good software implementation - conform (and contribute) to team conventions and industry best practices.
- Work ethic and self-direction are keys to success on your team.
- Taking Ownership
- When a problem comes to your attention, take care of it. If you're too busy with something more important either assign it to someone else or set a reminder to come back to it later.
- Think through the business goals and desired outcomes of the projects you're involved in and what could go wrong.
- If you see something that needs doing and feel you could do it, take it on and talk to your team leader manager about your interest in that area.
- Be organized in your work. We will equip you with a variety of tools that allow for quick, transparent organization so your colleagues can access your knowledge a day when you may not be at work.
- Always Learning
- Be willing to learn whatever technologies, tools, or patterns necessary to solve a problem.
- Don't avoid a problem because "someone else 'owns' the code" - learn the code, learn the domain, solve the problem.
- Effective Communication
- Write and speak clearly and concisely.
- Be prepared to explain your work, decisions, and ideas to your colleagues. We try to let decisions stand on their own merits, not on tradition or title.
- Be prepared to graciously challenge ideas that don't seem right, no matter where they originate.
- We utilize Slack for much of the day-to-day, quick communication and notification needed across our cross-functional teams. Email is great, as well, though not as closely watched.
- Good Teammate
- Have a sense of humor. Build relationships with your colleagues.
- Work out differences with your colleagues directly. Go to your manager if your unable to resolve it there. Actively work to disrupt backchannel and office politics.
- Look for ways to make the work environment better for everyone.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
Ability to communicate issues and recommend solutions in a timely manner to Management.
Strong decision making abilities.
Experience developing new application systems for production.