Home Depot Senior Online Software Engineer - Cloud / Cassandra (102840) in Austin, Texas

Senior Online Software Engineer - Cloud / Cassandra (102840)

TX - Austin

  • Date Posted:Oct 12, 2016

  • Company:The Home Depot

  • Travel:None

  • Functional Area:Information Technology

  • Position Type:Full-Time

  • Relocation Provided:Yes

Position Description:

The Home Depot is the leading retailer in home improvement across all channels - stores, online, and mobile. Online technology is a strategic investment area for the company and the driving force behind our interconnected retail strategy. We are looking for highly qualified technical leaders and innovators to help grow one of the largest, fastest-growing ecommerce web sites in the world. Home Depot's Supply Chain portfolio is complex and huge. As you can imagine demand for efficient and cost effective solutions is ever growing, i.e., deliver the right merchandise at right time with the least cost at the right store.

We are at the early stages of developing a new cloud based ecommerce platform using Cassandra and Java based Rest services to better serve our customers with innovative ways to shop with first of its kind capabilities. If you are an experienced software developer who is passionate about driving overall architecture, writing code and loves to build distributed and highly transactional, scalable, high throughput, fault tolerant and always available system…then lets talk!

Successful candidates are passionate about understanding and translating current and future business needs and goals to software platforms that enable multiple businesses. They are also comfortable taking initiative and working alongside top-notch software developers.


  • Participate in the full development life cycle

  • Own the delivery and post-delivery of a selected applications, and contribute as required on midsize to large, complex projects

  • Create detail technical designs and specifications

  • Be hands on software engineer and part of the team to deliver software to production and own the go live and post go live activities

  • Enforce coding standards through formal reviews

  • Ensure web operations and non-functional system requirements are met prior to production deployment

  • Participate in developing the best technical design and approach for new products or technologies.

  • Design and implement integrations with other Home Depot Systems and components

  • Be highly innovative, flexible and capable of working effectively in a dynamic environment.


  • 5+ years of software development experience

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science or related

  • Solid design and coding skills in Java and Spring framework

  • Experience building high-performance, highly-available and scalable systems

  • Experience with web services (e.g., RESTful, SOAP)

  • Strongly prefer experience with NoSQL databases, such as Cassandra

  • Strongly prefer experience with cloud technologies (Google Cloud, Amazon AWS, etc.)

  • Experience with high transaction volume ecommerce or related applications

  • Experience with version control systems, such as Git

  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment

  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals in data structures, algorithms, and complexity analysis

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to facilitate working well in a team and mentor more junior developers

  • Highly innovative, flexible and self-directed

  • Experience with the full development life cycle from inception to production

  • Sense of ownership for the delivery of an entire piece of a system or application, serving as a technical lead on midsize to large, complex projects


  • Position reports to IT Manager

  • No direct reports


  • Strong interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication

  • Strong decision-making, problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and testing skills

  • Exceptional analytical aptitude and attention to detail

  • Ability to self-manage assigned tasks and projects

  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction



The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.


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



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.


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).

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.