SR SYSTEMS ENGINEER - Open Systems Engineering / Oracle Enterprise Linux
Home Depot - Austin, TX

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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.
Eat at our on-site cafeteria that offers a plethora of options or enjoy discounts at neighborhood restaurants.

The Sr. Systems Engineer develops, maintains and supports The Home Depot's technical infrastructure, hardware, and system software components for moderately complex projects.

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 develops and executes infrastructure projects in the Oracle Exadata space. 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.

Performs configuration, debugging and support for multiple infrastructure platforms on moderately complex projects.

Performs root cause analysis for service interruption recovery; create preventative measures and present to managEment.

Perform store & SSC engineering and roll-out implementation. Ability to present ideas and manage projects. Interface with Business Stakeholders on complex projects. Update manager on escalated issues. May operate as a team lead guiding newer associates or interns.

Perform installation, maintenance and support of system software, hardware and infrastructure and user support for moderately complex projects. May oversee this effort if acting in team lead capacity.
Perform store & SSC engineering and roll-out implementation.
Perform configuration, debugging and support for infrastructure platform for moderately complex projects.
Perform root cause analysis for service interruption recovery; create preventative measures.
Provide technical direction to System and Associate Engineers, Operations Specialists, and contractors.
Interface with Business Stakeholders on all applicable projects. Update manager on all escalated issues.

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


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).


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

Minimum 6 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 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.
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.

Solid knowledge of the PC (hardware and software) is essential.
Ability to listen to what the user is saying and then interrpret what he/ she is trying to get across.
Ability to work autonomously and with a diverse team.
Ability to communicate at all levels within the organization.
Ability to present ideas and manage projects.

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