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The Home Depot, Inc.

Atlanta, GA

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Distinguished Engineers are recognized as experts in one or more domains within Home Depot and across the industry. They represent the senior technical experts within the organization and have a strong track record of growing and influencing others. Distinguished Engineers will connect teams to one another in a spirit of collaboration and will champion opportunities to make teams more efficient.

As a Distinguished Engineer, you will be responsible helping to shape the go-forward direction of the organization; working with senior leaders, vendors, and partners to influence technology roadmaps and the adoption of new technologies across the enterprise. In addition, you will teach, mentor, and grow other domain experts within the organization.


30% - Strategy & Planning:

Works with senior leaders to shape the go-forward vision for the organization from a specific domain perspective

Works with vendors and partners on the successful strategy, planning, and implementation of critical tooling and platforms

Participates in and influences development of technology roadmaps across the enterprise

Evaluates new technologies for adoption across the enterprise

Drives thought leadership and innovation within the organization

30% - Support & Enablement:

Fields questions from product, project and support teams

Evangelizes successful usage of tooling and technologies with teams

Monitors tools and leads conversations to encourage collaboration across product teams

Learns, through reading, tutorials, relationships, and videos, new technologies and best practices being used in other organizations

25% - Delivery & Execution:

Teaches, mentors, grows, and advises other domain experts in the organization (including direct reports, if applicable)

Works with vendors and partners on the successful planning and implementation of critical tooling and platforms

Understands and articulates the value creation and business proposition to teams and functional partners

Participates in and leads review board sessions to drive consistency across the enterprise

15% - People:

Acts as a point of escalation for teams facing extremely complex challenges

Participates in and leads learning activities within the organization

Connects teams facing similar challenges and problems to encourage consistency

Presents at and attends conferences and learns how to apply new technologies and concepts

Capable of jumping into a variety of teams to resolve issues

Provides leadership, mentoring, and coaching to direct reports (if applicable)

Conducts annual and mid-year reviews, reviewing individual development plans and providing performance feedback (if applicable)

Attracts, retains, develops, and motivates top talent (applicable if incumbent has direct reports)


This role typically reports to Sr. Director or Vice President and may have a small number of non-manager direct reports with VP approval.



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


Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% of the time.

Additional Environmental Job Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must be eighteen years of age or older.

Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Additional Minimum Qualifications:

Must be legally permitted to work in the United States

Education Required:

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.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 8 years

Physical 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.

Additional Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

8-10 years of relevant work experience

Professionally recognized by peers and leaders in the organization for significant expertise within a specific domain

Mastery of problem solving, innovation, vision, judgement, and leadership within a specific domain

Track record of noteworthy innovation and execution that shaped the direction of an organization and/or the industry within a specific domain

Track record of teaching, mentoring, growing and advising other domain experts inside and outside of the organization

Capable of understanding complicated systems quickly

Active participation in or leadership of professional groups affiliated with a specific domain

Mastery in assigned domain

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:Action Oriented: Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm

Attracts Top Talent: Attracting and selecting the best talent to meet current and future business needs (applicable if incumbent has direct reports)

Builds Effective Teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals (applicable if incumbent has direct reports)

Builds Networks: Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization

Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives

Courage: Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said

Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful

Decision Quality: Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward

Develops Talent: Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization s goals (applicable if incumbent has direct reports)

Drives Engagement: Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives (applicable if incumbent has direct reports)

Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances

Drives Vision and Purpose: Painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action

Global Perspective: Taking a broad view when approaching issues; using a global lens

Manages Complexity: Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems

Nimble Learning: Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder

Self-Development: Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels

Situational Adaptability: Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations

Strategic Mindset: Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies

Tech Savvy: Anticipating and adopting innovations in business-building digital and technology applications

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.

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The Home Depot, Inc.
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Company Profile
The Home Depot was founded in 1978 by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank. Along with investment banker Ken Langone and merchandising guru Pat Farrah, the founders’ vision of one-stop shopping for the do-it-yourselfer came to fruition when they opened the first two Home Depot stores on June 22, 1979, in Atlanta, Georgia. The first stores, at around 60,000 square feet each, were cavernous warehouses that dwarfed the competition and stocked 25,000 SKUs, much more than the average hardware store at that time. Empty boxes piled high on the shelves gave the illusion of even more product. From the start, associates were able to offer the best customer service in the industry, guiding customers through projects such as laying tile, changing a fill valve or handling a power tool. Not only did store associates undergo rigorous product knowledge training, but they also began offering clinics so customers could learn how to do it themselves. The Home Depot revolutionized the home improvement industry by bringing the know-how and the tools to the consumer and by saving them money.

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