Software Engineer Senior Manager at BlackLocus (Remote)

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BlackLocus is a former startup team acquired by Home Depot, the top home improvement retailer in the world. To stay ahead of the curve, Home Depot is making a substantial investment in data science, innovation, technology and design.
The Home Depot is able to offer virtual employment of this position in the following states:

AZ, AK, GA, HI, ID, IL, KS, KY, ME, MA, MI, MN, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, RI, SD, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY
Position Purpose:
As a Software Engineer Sr. Manager, you will be given a chance to contribute to the products we create, help grow the next generation of engineering talent, and help shape the technology strategy of the enterprise.
In addition, you will be given the chance to work with our most strategic vendors to ensure that 3rd party tools and applications are readily available to all product teams that are interested in using them. The Sr. Manager must exhibit the ability to lead managers and their teams and drive change management and process improvement.
Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities:
20% - Strategy & Planning:
Works and negotiates with partners on the staffing of skilled engineering positions on product teams
Contributes to and makes recommendations for strategic plans in support of key objectives in a timely and fiscally responsible manner
Supports and nurtures strategic vendor relationships; recommends ways to influence vendors that aligned to domain, portfolio, and enterprise strategic objectives
Evaluates new technologies for adoption across the enterprise
Helps to identify and demonstrate emerging technologies for adoption by product teams
20% - Delivery & Execution:
Collaborates and pairs with product team members (UX, engineering, and product management) to create secure, reliable, scalable software solutions
Documents, reviews and ensures that all quality and change control standards are met
Writes custom code or scripts to automate infrastructure, monitoring services, and test cases
Works with vendors and partners for the successful implementation of critical tooling and platforms
Creates meaningful dashboards, logging, alerting, and responses to ensure that issues are captured and addressed proactively
Contributes to enterprise-wide tools to drive destructive testing, automation, and engineering empowerment
Participates in and leads review board sessions to drive consistency across the enterprise
Makes suggestions that help drive operational excellence to create internal customer satisfaction and meet operational metrics
Fills in on product teams for engineers who are out of the office
15% - Support & Enablement:
Fields questions from engineers, product teams, or support teams
Monitors tools and participates in conversations to encourage collaboration across product teams
Learns, through reading, tutorials, and videos, new technologies and best practices being used within other technology organizations
Provides application support for software running in production
Acts as a technical escalation point for the engineers on the team
45% - People:
Provides leadership, mentoring, and coaching to Software Engineers
Attracts, retains, and develops top talent to build a world class Software Engineering Team
Conducts annual and mid-year reviews by reviewing individual development plans and team feedback
Fosters collaboration with team members to drive consistency across product teams, and finds opportunities to expose engineers to career interests
Acts as a proponent of modern software development practices
Guides team members in strategy, alignment, analysis, and execution tasks within and across product teams
Participates in and contributes to learning activities around modern software design and development core practices (communities of practice)
Builds relationships with technology leaders at other companies to learn best practices and elegant solutions to common problems
Nature and Scope:
Typically reports to the Technology Director, Sr. Director or Vice President.
Environmental Job Requirements:
Environment:
1. Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Travel:
Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% of the time.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS:Standard Minimum Qualifications:
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
Mastery of an object oriented programming language (preferably Java)
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:
6 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.
Preferred Qualifications:
6-8 years of relevant work experience
Mastery of a modern scripting language (preferably Python)
Mastery of a modern web application framework such as Ruby on Rails, Spring MVC, and Node.js
Mastery of writing SQL queries against a relational database
Mastery of modern product development processes and pipelines
Proficient in effective troubleshooting and issue resolution techniques
Proficient in effective system monitoring and log analysis techniques
Capable of understanding complicated systems quickly
Proficiency in guiding more junior team members through Software Engineering fundamentals in a professional setting
Proficient managing and growing team members in a professional setting
Proficient balancing workloads across teams
Experience managing vendor relationships
Experience with translating high level strategy to tactical execution
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Attracts Top Talent: Attracting and selecting the best talent to meet current and future business needs
Balances Stakeholders: Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders
Builds Effective Teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals
Business Insight: Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals
Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
Develops Talent: Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization's goals
Drives Engagement: Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives
Drives Vision and Purpose: Painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action
Manages Ambiguity: Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear
Organizational Savvy: Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics
Situational Adaptability: Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situationsWe 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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An Insider's view of BlackLocus

What's something quirky about your company?

Within my first few weeks at BlackLocus I was able to see that there’s a community for any interest I may have, e.g., reading, travel, running, volunteering. We all spend a lot of time at work and I feel lucky that I can work at a place that values me as not only a technical professional but also as a person with a multitude of varied interests.

Michael

Software Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

BlackLocus is part of The Home Depot, a retail business. We use clever approaches in data analytics to dream up novel solutions to address age-old retail concerns like pricing, delivery, and assortment at a massive scale. Each new project aims to help drive day-to-day retail decisions and make a major impact in revenue performance.

Crandall Chow

Technical Lead

How does the company support your career growth?

We have so many excellent company resources at our fingertips -- defined growth paths, mentorship programs, courses -- though some of my biggest learnings have come from our informal peer to peer 'teach me something' sessions. That's one of my favorite ways we retain our homegrown, communal culture within a larger organization.

Stephanie

Senior Manager, Product & Program Ops

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

My job is to enable all of BlackLocus to do great work! That means being an advocate for and getting to know everyone. For me, that looks like participating in other team’s meetings and finding opportunities for ME to make their work lives better. If you visit our office, come find me in the 8th-floor living room!

Meredith

Director of Product

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

In our trust-based environment, balance is crucial to the mental health of our team, which is more important than ever. BL provides 5 weeks PTO for our team, with additional time off as an option. We are adamant that you're able to attend recitals, appointments, or take an afternoon walk without worrying about work. That message or email can wait!

Jordan

HR Manager

What are BlackLocus Perks + Benefits

BlackLocus Benefits Overview

Highly competitive base and bonus
Excellent work-life balance
Health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability insurance starting day one, FSA/HSA
Generous vacation policy
6 weeks fully paid time off for new parents and 12 weeks maternity leave for birth mothers; an onsite mother’s room
401(k) eligible for matching company contribution after one year
Employee stock purchase program
Downtown Austin office filled with natural light
Garage parking or commuter pass reimbursement
Fully stocked kitchen with a wide variety of healthy snacks, tons of drinks, and an espresso maker
Weekly catered lunches, happy hours and other fun outings

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Restricted work hours
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

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