Network Engineer IT
Home Depot - Atlanta, GA

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Do you want to be part of a thrilling revolution influenced by technology? The Home Depot is a $70 billion business-focused environment where you can contribute in a variety of functional areas covering all aspects of the consumer value chain. We are currently managing leading software packages and technology platforms to deliver creative results to our business partners and customers. We need people who understand how best to apply technologies to solve problems and develop innovative solutions. If you are looking for an opportunity to see instant, progressive, and substantial business benefits from your technology talents and experience, it's the perfect time to join The Home Depot.

As an IT professional you have expert knowledge in one or more programming languages or databases. Because of your excellent understanding of the entire project life cycle, you have the ability to direct project teams in the gathering, design, and development of complex applications/programs. You get to work closely with and learn from the brightest minds to ensure proper system design. Your role ensures highest quality implementations from design through quality insurance to production. You anticipate hardware and software design needs to take pre-emptive action. Our IT professionals support multiple team members and other project leads in day-to-day activities related to project work.

The successful candidate will have a solid foundation in end-to-end network configuration and administration in a large data center environment. The core responsibilities of this position are firewall administration, switch configuration and deployment, network troubleshooting, creation of network documentation, support for system and application integration (load balancing, port configuration, firewall policy and network security).
The Network Engineer has a good working knowledge of technology architecture, design engineering, development, standards, maintenance, and support of Home Depot' s hardware and software business applications in the area of data and voice networks.
This will also include network designing, testing, technical writing and other duties required to architect, standardize and implement enhanced functionality.
Evaluate and recommend specific products and platforms to provide cost-effective solutions that meet architectural requirements.

On- site and local perks:
Choose from a variety of benefit plans designed to meet your individual and family needs.
Take part in company Success Sharing - an incentive program based on sales performance.
Receive "Homer Awards" that lead to cash incentives for consistently demonstrating behaviors that reflect The Home Depot's values.
Work out at our on-site gym that offers classes and state- of- the- art equipment.
Eat at our on-site cafeteria that offers a plethora of options or enjoy discounts at neighborhood restaurants.
Pick up prescriptions on-site at the CVS pharmacy.
Bank On-site at our Credit Union.
Drop your child off at one of the largest corporate on-site daycare facilities.

Maintain and support networking hardware and software mainframe network, including evaluate, develop, and recommend specific network technology products and platforms to provide cost-effective solutions that meet business and technology requirements.
Monitor, manage and tune networks to ensure expected availability and performance levels are achieved.
Assess business and technology initiatives, providing consultation, technical support, and recommendations to optimally utilize the enterprise network infrastructure.
Research and design reference models to standardize network architecture and manage network life-cycle planning.
Perform root cause analysis for service interruption recovery, creating preventative measures to deploy in the enterprise
Create and maintain support documentation and technical drawings of the enterprise network infrastructure.

Typically reports to Manager, Information Technology
Responsible for helping others and providing on-the-job training or guidance


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.


Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must pass the Drug Test.
Must successfully complete any required training or orientation courses.


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



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.

Firewall administration (Juniper preferred)
Switching and routing platform configuration and administration (Cisco, Juniper)
Network Protocols (TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF)
Network troubleshooting tools (NAM, OPNET, NetFlow, Wireshark, Sniffer)
Load balancing platform configuration and administration (Cisco, Citrix)
Team focused
Proven written and oral communication skills


Working knowledge of designing, testing, implementing and supporting enterprise network infrastructures.

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