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Home Depot HDQC SOFTWARE ENGINEER II in Vancouver, Washington

POSITION PURPOSE

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 startup once upon a time and much of our startup culture still exists: the agility of a small operation, the impact that comes with being a leader in our industry. Our engineers 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 engineers headline workshops to teach Portland-area web engineers 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.

What problems will you be solving in this role?

There are multiple problems to help solve, including e-commerce, building a marketplace and catalog search.

What tools do we use?

ReactJS, Redux, C#, Akka.NET, ElasticSearch, Kafka, SQL Server, Microservices (to name only a few))

Description

An HDQC Software Engineer II is an experienced software engineer. Activities include: designing, developing, installing, and maintaining software solutions. All software engineers are expected to write well designed, testable, and efficient code and to demonstrate work ethic that motivates and encourages others on their team. Software engineers are encouraged to bring fresh ideas, new perspectives, and an eagerness to learn new technologies.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

55%- Writing new code and test cases

15%- Helping with solution design and architecture

15%- Debugging existing code

10%- Learning new skills

5%- Mentoring

NATURE AND SCOPE

This position reports to the Manager, Information Systems.

This position has no direct reports.

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must be eighteen years of age or older.

Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:

The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 2 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:

Demonstrated a good working knowledge in at least one programming language

Interest in learning other programming languages as needed

Ability to work independently and in groups

Analytical thinking

Critical thinking

Strong problem solver

Attention to detail

Strong oral and written communication

Thorough understanding of data structures and algorithms

Knowledge of software design patterns

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

Our software engineers 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 software engineers:

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.

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.

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.

ALWAYS A MENTOR – Continually look for the chance to share your knowledge and skills with others. Even the most seasoned professional can learn new tricks from the most junior developer. There is always something you know that someone else doesn t (and vice versa), so share!

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION - Write and speak clearly and concisely. Be prepared to explain your work, decisions, and ideas to your colleagues. Graciously challenge ideas that don't seem right, no matter where they originate.

GOOD TEAMMATE - Have a sense of humor. Build relationships with your colleagues. Work out differences with your colleagues directly. Go to your manager if you're unable to resolve it there. Actively work to disrupt backchannel and office politics. Look for ways to make the work environment better for everyone. 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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