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Home Depot, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
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GA - Atlanta

  • Date Posted: Sep 10, 2019
  • Company: The Home Depot
  • Travel: None
  • Functional Area: Technology
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Relocation Provided: No

Position Description:
Distinguished Engineers are recognized as experts in one or more domains within Home Depot and across the industry. They represent the senior technical experts within the organization and have a strong track record of growing and influencing others. Distinguished Engineers will connect teams to one another in a spirit of collaboration and will champion opportunities to make teams more efficient.
As a Distinguished Engineer, you will be responsible helping to shape the go-forward direction of the organization; working with senior leaders, vendors, and partners to influence technology roadmaps and the adoption of new technologies across the enterprise. In addition, you will teach, mentor, and grow other domain experts within the organization.
30% - Strategy & Planning:

  • Works with senior leaders to shape the go-forward vision for the organization from a specific domain perspective
  • Works with vendors and partners on the successful strategy, planning, and implementation of critical tooling and platforms
  • Participates in and influences development of technology roadmaps across the enterprise
  • Evaluates new technologies for adoption across the enterprise
  • Drives thought leadership and innovation within the organization
30% - Support & Enablement:
  • Fields questions from product, project and support teams
  • Evangelizes successful usage of tooling and technologies with teams
  • Monitors tools and leads conversations to encourage collaboration across product teams
  • Learns, through reading, tutorials, relationships, and videos, new technologies and best practices being used in other organizations
25% - Delivery & Execution:
  • Teaches, mentors, grows, and advises other domain experts in the organization (including direct reports, if applicable)
  • Documents, reviews and ensures that all quality and change control standards are met
  • Works with vendors and partners on the successful planning and implementation of critical tooling and platforms
  • Understands and articulates the value creation and business proposition to teams and functional partners
  • Participates in and leads review board sessions to drive consistency across the enterprise
15% - People:
  • Acts as a point of escalation for teams facing extremely complex challenges
  • Participates in and leads learning activities within the organization
  • Connects teams facing similar challenges and problems to encourage consistency
  • Presents at and attends conferences and learns how to apply new technologies and concepts
  • Capable of jumping into a variety of teams to resolve issues
  • Provides leadership, mentoring, and coaching to direct reports (if applicable)
  • Conducts annual and mid-year reviews, reviewing individual development plans and providing performance feedback (if applicable)
  • Attracts, retains, develops, and motivates top talent (applicable if incumbent has direct reports)
This role typically reports to Sr. Director or Vice President and may have a small number of non-manager direct reports with VP approval.


Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% 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: 8 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:

  • 8-10 years of relevant work experience
  • Professionally recognized by peers and leaders in the organization for significant expertise within a specific domain
  • Mastery of problem solving, innovation, vision, judgement, and leadership within a specific domain
  • Track record of noteworthy innovation and execution that shaped the direction of an organization and/or the industry within a specific domain
  • Track record of teaching, mentoring, growing and advising other domain experts inside and outside of the organization
  • Capable of understanding complicated systems quickly
  • Active participation in or leadership of professional groups affiliated with a specific domain
  • Mastery in assigned domain
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
  • Action Oriented: Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
  • Attracts Top Talent: Attracting and selecting the best talent to meet current and future business needs (applicable if incumbent has direct reports)
  • Builds Effective Teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals (applicable if incumbent has direct reports)
  • Builds Networks: Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization
  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Courage: Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said
  • Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful
  • Decision Quality: Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
  • Develops Talent: Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization s goals (applicable if incumbent has direct reports)
  • Drives Engagement: Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives (applicable if incumbent has direct reports)
  • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
  • Drives Vision and Purpose: Painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action
  • Global Perspective: Taking a broad view when approaching issues; using a global lens
  • 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
  • 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
  • Strategic Mindset: Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies
  • Tech Savvy: Anticipating and adopting innovations in business-building digital and technology applications

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.


Posted: 2019-10-17 Expires: 2019-11-16

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