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Home Depot CYBERSECURITY STAFF-LEAD ENGINEER – 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 Staff Systems Engineer in the Network Security Architecture group works closely with the Principal Systems Engineer to help define a strategic roadmap, develop enterprise network security architecture, and lead design and implementation of network security solutions across The Home Depot enterprise.

This person is the technical lead in the testing and piloting of existing and new network security software applications and hardware platforms. In this role, the Staff Systems Engineer should have a solid understanding of the network security landscape, network security principles, and best practices. In addition, the person will provide technical guidance to more junior Engineers.

Let’s change the future of retail together.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

20% - 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

Proactively creates and maintains tools for monitoring and support

Participates in project planning and management across multiple efforts

Develops formal training courses

30% - Delivery & Execution:

Leads configuration, debugging, and support for infrastructure

Documents, reviews and ensures that all quality and change control standards are met

Leads field and corporate roll-outs of technology

Leads the stand up of necessary system software, hardware, and equipment (physical or virtual) to meet changing infrastructure needs

Creates and optimizes specifications for technology solutions

Produces and manages purchase requests for hardware and software

40% - Support & Enablement:

Collaborates with product and project teams to understand needs and enable them with infrastructure

Supports 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

Drives root cause analysis, debugging, support, and post-mortem analysis for security incidents and service interruptions

Maintains, upgrades, and supports existing systems and infrastructure to ensure operational stability

Acts as a vendor liaison, owning resourcing, issue management, and documentation

Leads 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

Creates 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)

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.

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: 3 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:

  • 5-7 years of relevant work 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 most 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...

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

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

  • Knowledge of security issues, techniques, and possible remediation techniques.

  • Experience with leading projects on a technical level and delivering solutions.

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 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.

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