Online IT Lead WebSphere Commerce Developer
Home Depot - Atlanta, GA

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POSITION PURPOSE -

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.

We are seeking world-class talent looking to build a career with the world's largest home improvement retailer, operating more than 2,200 store locations in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. Specifically, your role in homedepot.com will place you at the center of one of the top 40 retail websites that is experiencing an exciting growth trajectory. You will be exposed to the latest Web technologies including J2EE, Websphere, and numerous industry-leading Web technologies running at large, enterprise scale. You will work with IT teams and business partners to understand strategic initiatives as well as deliver leading-edge online capabilities that also support Home Depot's retail business. You will apply advanced problem-solving techniques and coordinate with other core team members to resolve system issues, maintain complex business logic and identify and implement innovative solutions.

The Lead Developer has expert knowledge in one or more programming languages or databases. Excellent understanding of the entire project life cycle. Ability to guide and direct project teams in the requirements gathering, design, and development of complex applications/programs. Must present ideas to review boards. The Lead Developer must work closely with architects to ensure proper system design. Ensures highest quality implementations from design through QA to production. Assists multiple team members and other project leads in the day-to-day activities related to project work. Must be able to anticipate hardware and software design needs. The Lead Developer must have the ability to view packages and products to determine their viability within the solution being considered, or if they would be a good solution in other areas.

Main Responsibilities:
View software packages, products and define, prioritize, plan and implement solutions across multiple complex projects.
Guide and direct development teams in the requirements gathering, design, and development of complex applications that utilizes Webspere Commerce, Endeca and J2EE technologies.
Review and integrate code from development teams into a web application that is production quality.
Ensure the team comprehends and applies the established software development lifecycle processes, tools, policies, standards and procedures.
Provide status reports to Manager and review boards on complex development projects.
Ensure compliance and conduct appropriate test to lead and mentor others.

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.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES -

View software packages, products and define, prioritize, plan and implement solutions across multiple complex projects.

Ensure the team comprehends and applies the established processes, policies, standards and procedures.

Provide status reports to Manager and review boards on complex development projects.

Guide and direct project teams in the requirements gathering, design, and development of complex applications/programs.

Ensure compliance and conduct appropriate test reviews as necessary.

NATURE AND SCOPE -

Typically reports to Manager, Information Technology

No associates report to this role on a permanent basis, but requires the technical leadership of a project work team: may select team members and assess capabilities, provide technical training, provide information necessary to meet work, project or program objectives, evaluate program or project performance.

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS -

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.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS -

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

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 -
7+

PHYSICAL JOB 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 -

At least 5 years of experience in working with Java, J2EE.

At least 2 years of experience working in web technologies.

Experience working on WebSphere Commerce is
Required. Experience working on Endeca is a strong PLUS.

Experience in Retail industry is a plus.

Previous experience in technical project leadership role.

BS Computer Science or related field, MS a plus

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES -

Ability to work independently with minimal direction.

Ability to communicate to a wide variety of audiences, both business and technical.

Understands the financial implications of the project (i.e. software capitalization, cost/benefits, etc.).

Strong decision making abilities.

Ability to lead and mentor others.

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