Lead Systems Engineer - IT Operations
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.

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.

This is an opportunity to be the lead engineer to help plan, deploy, and run large and diverse implementations of systems like Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM), IBM Netcool, NerveCenter, Splunk, ServiceNow and Systems Center Orchestrator (SCORCH). You're comfortable working with a team, have years of experience, and know what it's like to take network, system, or event management systems to the enterprise level. We need your help to:

  • Contribute to a SCOM deployment that started with 4 management groups and is growing to monitor thousands of Windows and cross platform (Red Hat Linux, HP-UX, and AIX) agents.
  • Partner with team members and other teams to develop processes and documentation to use all our monitoring tools to their fullest.
  • Develop or customize Perl, python, PowerShell, JavaScript, and other scripts to automate and customize alert actions, responses, descriptions and reports.
  • Provide data feeds into a configuration management database (CMDB) implementation in ServiceNow.
You will help integrate existing and new tools and data sources so that information technology service management at The Home Depot is second to none.

The Lead Systems Engineer develops, maintains and supports The Home Depot's complex technical infrastructures, hardware, and system software components. Operates as a team lead providing expert technical direction to team members. Interface with Business Stakeholders on all complex projects. Ability to present ideas and take charge of projects. Update manager on all escalated issues.

Manage installation, maintenance and support of complex technical infrastructures, hardware, and system software components.
Manage and tune platforms to ensure expected availability and performance levels are achieved.
Provide expert technical direction to Sr. System, System, Associate Engineers and contractors.
Manage store & SSC engineering and roll-out implementation.
Perform root cause analysis for service interruption recovery; create preventative measures on complex projects.
Interface with Business Stakeholders on all applicable projects. Update manager on all escalated issues.


Typically reports to Manager, Information Technology
No associates report to this role on a permanent basis, but requires the leadership of a work group: assign and review work, train and contribute to performance appraisal (but not hiring, firing or disciplinary action).


Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.


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.



Frequent periods are spent standing or sitting in the same location with some opportunity to move about; occasionally there may be a need to stoop or lift light objects (typically less than 8 pounds).


Expert Knowledge and experience with computer hardware, operating systems and system software.

5+ years of experience using Internet standards-based (e.g. DNS, TCP/IP, ARP, TCP sockets) and Windows-based (Active Directory, WMI, NetBIOS, CIFS/SMB) networks with a sound understanding of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Windows
3+ years of experience installing, configuring, and operating a network, systems, or event management system such as IBM Netcool, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, HP OpenView Network Node Manager, HP Service Manager or Remedy Action Request System in a large environment with thousands of managed or monitored agents or nodes
Solid understanding of the fundamentals of Microsoft SCOM (engineering, deploying, running, tuning, and management pack creation)
5+ years experience of working in team environments and teaching others what you know
3+ years of experience maintaining and supporting Unix/Linux based systems with a solid understanding of Unix or Linux based servers
5+ years scripting experience (e.g. Python, PowerShell, Perl, JavaScript, bash)
Demonstrable experience designing, deploying, and managing systems using the following technologies: SNMP polling, SNMP traps,TCP socket or streams communications, DNS infrastructures, or Active Directory

Expert knowledge of the PC (hardware and software) is essential.
Ability to listen to what the user is saying and then interpret what he/ she is trying to get across.
The ability to work autonomously and with a diverse team.
Ability to communicate at all levels.
Ability to present ideas and take charge of projects.

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