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Home Depot Cybersecurity Principal-Architect - Network and Perimeter Security in Austin, Texas

POSITION PURPOSE

Within the walls of The Home Depot, you’ll find empowered associates who ideate, build, and implement innovative solutions for the world’s largest home improvement retailer.

The Cybersecurity Principal for N/W and Perimeter Security is responsible for sourcing newer technologies from inception to deployment.

This role on the Network Security Architecture team guides the research, design, and proof of value of existing and new security software applications and hardware platforms. This person collaborates with internal teams to improve security posture as it directly relates to The Home Depot’s policies and standards. In this role, this person should illustrate an in-depth understanding of technology operations and provide technical guidance to more junior Systems Engineers.

Let’s change the future of retail together.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10 years of relevant wok experience.

  • One or more industry certifications – CISSP, PCNSE, CCNP Security, JNCIS/P/E-SEC, as well as SANS certifications such GSEC and GCIH. Other ISC2 and SANS certifications will be considered. Examples include: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CCFE, GIAC, CCIE, CCSP

  • Experience with a majority of network security solutions and their use, such as firewalls, web proxies, web application firewalls, network access control, distributed denial of service protection, network monitoring systems, etc...

  • Experience with enterprise network infrastructure, such as routing, switching, load balancing.

  • Strong knowledge of the SDLC process, OSI model, creation and maintenance of network diagrams, communicating, and collaboration in enterprise environments.

  • Strong knowledge of network security in private and public cloud environments.

  • Expert knowledge of security issues, techniques, and implications across all existing computer platforms.

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 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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