Lead Systems Engineer - Open Systems Engineering - Oracle Enterprise Linux
Home Depot 17,182 reviews - 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.

Responsible for Exadata Servers running Oracle Enterprise Linux This includes hardware platform, adjunct devices such as RAID arrays, LINUX operating systems and other common software packages. Engineer will be part of a team that primarily supports and executes infrastructure projects in the Oracle Exadata space. The Engineer will be expected to grow knowledge in the Oracle space to provide overlap in skill sets between. Knowledge tranfer to the DBA team members is also part of this role to improve support and cross functional responsibilities. Provides L4 operational support, create and maintain tools for support, provides mentoring and training to peers. Performs root cause analysis for issues; propose and develop preventative measures.

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).



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.

Minimum 8 years of experience with server hardware, building LINUX operating systems, and LINUX administration
Strong LINUX scripting skills. Programming experience a plus.... eg AWK, PERL, C, Flex.
Working knowledge of Oracle Database Environment
Experience working on the Oracle Exadata plaform as a system administrator is strongly preferred.
Minimum 6 years experience with large enterprise-clase distributed systems.
Very good written and oral communication skills; articulation of concepts at logical and physical levels.
Working knowledge of Networking, Routing and communication between hosts is preferred.
Works well in a team environment.
Willing to work flexible hours as part of support rotation
Retail, Distribution Center, Multi-Campus distributed systems experience a plus.

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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