Living by our core values, Home Depot Technology strives to provide opportunities and an education in technology, design, and business for our associates, enabling them to improve their skillsets and pursue work that is meaningful to them within our company. To continue to achieve this goal, we are expanding our technology learning center offering classes, workshops, and events.
This learning center works with the various Tech portfolios to help accelerate the software development transformation through their associates with an approach of learning by doing. These initiatives are taught and led by inspiring experienced software engineers and designers who have first-hand exposure to the technologies and roles their students strive to obtain. We need energetic, empathetic, intelligent, hardworking and motivated individuals who can help us establish this new approach to technical learning at Home Depot.
As the Staff Software Training Engineer, you will:
- Oversee the research, design and development of training programs for Web Development
- Conduct thorough need analysis to uncover training objectives relative to Tech portfolio needs and technical trends, course time frames, student eligibility, required learning resources and potential restraints
- Partner with other training specialists, THD learning, and external technology bootcamps to design and adapt training curriculum to align with current technical trends
- Leverage innovative instructional strategies to create engaging, outcome-driven learning experiences specific to The Home Depot's technologies and development methodologies
- Utilize software engineering knowledge to facilitate in-class educational experiences, alongside other Training Engineers
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
70% - Delivery & Execution:
Collaborates and pairs with other product team members (UX, engineering, and product management) to create secure, reliable, scalable software solutions
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
Contributes to foundational code elements that can be reused many times by a product
Contributes to meaningful architecture diagrams and other documentation needed for security reviews or other interested parties
Defines Service Level Objectives for product(s) 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 product(s)
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)
Proactively views articles, tutorials, and videos to learn about new technologies and best practices being used within other technology organizations
Attends conferences and learns how to apply new technologies where appropriate
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:
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
Proficient 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 bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 5 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.
3-6 years of relevant work experience
Experience with modern programming languages, such as Python, Java, J2EE, Scala, Scoop, Golang, Erlang and Elixir
Proficient in a modern web application framework such as Ruby on Rails, Spring MVC, and Node.js
Proficient in writing SQL queries against a relational database
Experience with a version control system (preferably GitHub)
Exposure to a CI, CD pipelines, such as Jenkins, Concourse, ANT, Travis, and Bamboo
Exposure to destructive testing methodologies and tools, such as JUnit, Selenium, Dev Test, Mockito, and Cucumber
Exposure to a cloud computing platform and the associated automation patterns they provide, such as Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure
Experience in modern microservice-based architectures and methodologies
Understanding of 12-factor methodology and its benefits, and able to demonstrate appropriate patterns to more junior team members
Exposure to REST and effective web service design
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful
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
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
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
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