The Home Depot is on a hiring spree for top tech talent.
Applicants need not know how to swing a hammer, rewire electrical or install drywall. Instead, the home improvement giant is making a play for techies in a push to support an $11 billion multi-year investment plan to extend its lead in brick-and-mortar retail and fend off increased competition from Amazon.
The retailer is looking for applicants with backgrounds in advanced software engineering, system engineering, UX design and product management to work in their primary technology centers in Atlanta, Austin and Dallas. “With the rapidly changing retail environment, this is easily one of the most exciting places to work in technology,” said Matt Carey, EVP and chief information officer of The Home Depot. “Our team is building some of the most advanced software anywhere to help customers shop whenever, wherever and however they want.”
As the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, Home Depot employs more than 400,000 people and has over 2,000 retail stores in all 50 states, plus in U.S. territories, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2017, The Home Depot had sales of $100.9 billion and earnings of $8.6 billion.
One senior software engineer describes working at The Home Depot as, “a very modern tech stack which is nice for such a large company. I am on the .com team so I enjoy working in the e-commerce business. Would highly recommend.” Meanwhile, a principal systems engineer celebrates the company’s strong culture, writing, “Fun environment, challenging work, numerous opportunities for growth.”
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