27 days old


Austin, TX 78721
Job ID: 373970_en-us
Salary Range: null- null
Job Category: Technology
Employment type: Full Time

Position Description:

The Home Depot Cybersecurity team is seeking a Principal Application Security Architect to help design and implement complex solutions within an ever-evolving retail infrastructure. An ideal candidate will have a passion for constantly learning new technologies, staying abreast of the threat landscape affecting web applications, integrating security tools with DevOps workflows and SDLC, as well as recommending the most secure solutions to defend against the latest threats. This position will require partnering with many teams across the organization to provide guidance on architectural security issues within custom developed solutions and implementing tooling that will provide visibility and prevent complex attacks.

The Principal, Systems Engineering, guides the development, maintenance, and support of The Home Depot's technical infrastructure that includes network, hardware, database, and system software components. They have an in-depth understanding of the technology landscape and act as the face of the Systems Engineering group to other areas of the organization. In addition, they provide technical guidance to more junior Systems Engineers.

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 relationships20% - Delivery & Execution:
    • Guides configuration, debugging, and support for infrastructure
    • 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 technology30% - 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 Engineers10% - 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 organizationsNATURE AND SCOPE
          Typically reports to the Systems Engineer Manager or Sr. Manager, Technology Director or Sr. Director.

          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


Posted: 2021-04-13 Expires: 2021-05-13

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