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Staff Systems Engineer - IT Security- API Gateway (111747)

Home Depot, Inc.
Marietta, GA
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Staff Systems Engineer - IT Security- API Gateway (111747)

GA - Marietta

  • Date Posted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Company: The Home Depot
  • Travel: None
  • Functional Area: Information Technology
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Relocation Provided: No

Position Description:
The Staff Systems Engineer - IT Security- API Gateway (Lead Security Engineer) utilizes solid business knowledge and expert technical experience of security to provide a secure information environment for the business specifically supporting the IT Security API Gateway Services organization. Assists in the investigations of high level, complex violations of Information Security Policies by analyzing forensic data from Sr. Analyst. Develop recommendations and take appropriate action. The purpose of the position is to provide effective Information Security services that: Identify and develop solutions for API Gateway Service Integrations, Continuously protect our critical information assets and brand name. Assure compliance with corporate and regulatory policies/standards & industry best practices. Simplify, enhance and enable business initiatives. Operates as a team lead providing technical direction to team members. May perform the function to automate access provisioning across supported systems and applications with documentation. May direct, define and provide audit reporting.

 Lead API Gateway Services Development and Integration solutions, Investigation of high level complex violations of Information Security Policies and direct activity to analyze forensic data from Sr. Analysts. Develop recommendations and take appropriate action. Present to Information Technology management development/implementation plan for secure solutions. Present findings to manager on compliance reporting for Information Securities Policies. Drive the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity strategy. Provide technical direction to analysts, associates and contractors. Develop Information Security Policies, Standards and Guidelines. Automate access provisioning across supported systems and applications with documentation. Direct, define and provide audit reporting. 

The Staff Systems Engineer develops, maintains, and supports The Home Depot's technical infrastructure that includes network, hardware, database, and system software components.
The Staff Systems Engineer is responsible for collaborating with and enabling product teams with infrastructure. Staff Systems Engineers are expected to leverage tooling and custom applications to monitor and optimize performance. Staff Systems Engineers lead the stand up of physical and virtual infrastructure to meet evolving enterprise and product team needs. In addition, Staff Systems Engineers may lead the selection and rollout of field and corporate technology. As a Staff Systems Engineer, you will be a core player that participates and leads multiple efforts simultaneously. You are expected to build and grow the skillsets of more junior Engineers on the team.

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
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


Typically reports to the Systems Engineer Manager or Sr. Manager.


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:

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.

Additional Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands on building services policies using various Policy Assertions that implement Access Control, Mutual SSL, JWT Signature, TLS, Threat Protection, Message Validation, SOAP protection.
  • Working knowledge of policy fragments and modularization of Policy Deployment.
  • Working knowledge of OAuth 2.0 grant types, token generation using CA Single Sign On, JWT, Cassandra based OTK database.
  • Strong knowledge of High Availability, performance tuning of various components and operations/monitoring for API Gateway Cluster.
  • Scripting (Bash/Shell/Perl/Python) for maintenance purpose of API Gateway infrastructure.
  • Good understanding of Federation standards (WS-Fed/SAML 2.0)
  • Working knowledge of API Gateway Service Self Service Solutions
  • Knowledge of Single Sign On Federation products using SAML 2.0 and Oauth technology.  Products such as (PING Federate, Microsoft ADFS, etc.) 
    Experience with RSA secureID for 2 factor authentication.
  • Working knowledge of Identity and Access Management package solutions - Oracle, IBM, CyberArk
  • Knowledge of Dell/Quest toolset (ARS, RMAD, etc.). Experience integrating directories for access management and SSO. Experience in troubleshooting of complex enterprise-architected systems on multiple platforms
  • Extensive knowledge of Active Directory and LDAP protocol
  • Working knowledge of Identity and Access Management technologies – SSO, Web Access Management, Entitlement/Certification Management, Federation, Directory Services, Password Management, Provisioning and Job Role Management
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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