Senior Systems Engineer- Cloud Container Security

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Website Home Depot


The Home Depot is able to offer virtual employment of this position in the following states: AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY.

Container Security Engineers work as part of the Threat Exposure Management service. This operational function aligns with Application Security and Vulnerability Management to provide full-stack assessment and security posture of containerized solutions. Container Security Engineers will work closely with Software Engineers and Architects as well as other teams within Cybersecurity to identify vulnerabilities and recommend remediation or risk mitigation strategies.

The Sr. Systems Engineer develops, maintains, and supports The Home Depot’s technical infrastructure that includes network, hardware, database, and system software components. The Sr. Systems Engineer is responsible for collaborating with and enabling product teams with infrastructure. Sr. Systems Engineers are expected to leverage tooling and custom applications to monitor and optimize performance. In addition, Sr. Systems Engineers may be involved in routine upgrades and application support as well as root cause and post-mortem analyses around security incidents and service interruptions.

As a Sr. Systems Engineer, you will be able to operate independently, though typically working as part of a team with varying skillsets.


10% – Planning & Analysis:
Researches and analyzes business trends and behavioral data to identify opportunities for improvements and new initiatives
Drives the evaluation, development, and recommendation of specific technology products and platforms to provide cost-effective solutions that meet business and technology requirements
Researches and designs best fit infrastructure, network, database, and security architectures for products
Proactively creates and maintains tools for monitoring and support
Participates in project planning and reporting across multiple efforts

30% – Delivery & Execution:
Drives configuration, debugging, and support for infrastructure
Drives field and corporate roll-outs of technology
Drives the stand up of necessary system software, hardware, and equipment (physical or virtual) to meet changing infrastructure needs

50% – Support & Enablement:
Collaborates with product and project teams to understand needs and enable them with infrastructure
Supports technology architecture design review efforts for project and product teams
Leverages tooling and custom applications to monitor the operational status of applications, infrastructure, networks, databases, and security; optimizes and tunes performance as appropriate
Drives root cause analysis, debugging, support, and post-mortem analysis for security incidents and service interruptions
Maintains, upgrades, and supports existing systems and infrastructure to ensure operational stability
Opens and manages vendor problem tickets to resolution
Drives the production of in-house documentation around solutions
Monitors tools and proactively helps teams struggling with systems issues
Provides application support for software running in production
Creates scripts and tools that drive automation and enable product teams and end users to move towards self service

10% – Learning:
Keeps abreast of innovations and industry trends as well as changes to internal systems and determines how they impacts tools, training, and support necessary to keep systems up, running, and secure
Participates in and contributes to learning activities around modern systems engineering core practices (communities of practice)
Proactively views articles, tutorials, and videos to learn about new technologies and best practices being used within other technology organizations

Typically reports to the Systems Engineer Manager or Sr. Manager.


Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant condition would be infrequent and unobjectionable.

Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.


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 in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 1 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:

Basic understanding of Cybersecurity Governance patterns: Policy -> Standards -> Control Solutions

CIA Triad
Exhibited knowledge of containers, serverless, microservices architectures, including technologies such as Docker, container orchestration platforms (Kubernetes, etc.), and Cloud Service Provider serverless / cloud functions offerings
Secure SDLC Fundamentals

Basic Vulnerability Management and Application assessment – basic CVE and CWE analysis
Provide analysis and consultation for developers to aid them in identification and remediation of vulnerabilities in their pipelines
Knowledge of: Jenkins, Spinnaker, Concourse, Team City, Github Actions, Cloud Run, Azure Pipelines
Compliance and remediation knowledge of containers/images and their orchestrators in on-prem environments and Cloud.
Container Security Scanners Experience:

Palo Alto Prisma Cloud Compute (formerly Twistlock), AquaSec, Sysdig (Falco), Wiz, Anchore Cloud, BlackDuck OpsSight, Clair, JFrog Xray, and/or Qualys Container Security
Vulnerability Management and Application Security Scanner Experience: Qualys, Nessus, Rapid7, WebInspect, AppScan, OWASP ZAP, and/or BURP
System Virtualization and Serverless Computing fundamentals – system abstraction, application workload isolation
Cloud-hosted application/container fundamentals – public and/or private cloud (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Cloud Foundry)
Infrastructure as Code – demonstrated understanding of infrastructure as code (IAC) tools and approaches for the automated management of computing infrastructure and services.
Terraform and the like… (Ansible, Chef, etc.)
DevOps fundamentals – rapid application development and deployment lifecycle enabled by containerization.  Secure software development lifecycle SSDLC  Understands processes surrounding developer and DevOps experience from code compilation to system image build (containers, system images), continuous integration and continuous deployment and the tests / validations that take place within that process.
Operating System fundamentals – preferably in the Linux space, but deep Windows skills are workable
Internetworking fundamentals – OSI model, troubleshooting at each layer, basic network capture analysis, network and application load balancing (L4, L7), client-server operating model.
Cloud certifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
1-3 years of relevant work experience
Professional experience as an Infrastructure
Engineer, Network Engineer, Database Engineer, or Security Engineer; familiarity with at least one other discipline, and interest in growing in the remaining disciplines
Experience working as part of a collaborative, cross-functional, modern engineering team
Experience with infrastructure, network, database, or security troubleshooting and remediation
Experience installing and upgrading applications or databases and performing system maintenance
Familiarity with system and environment analysis and design
Familiarity with networking, system and hardware design and architecture, DBMS concepts, SQL programming, and client server concepts
Familiarity with debuggers, runtime analysis, library systems, compiled programming, and software update tools
Experience monitoring the operational status and performance of, and configuring as well as tuning, systems, networks, or databases
Experience with operating system commands and utilities as well as scripting
Experience with cloud platforms such as GCP and Azure
Experience supporting a 24×7 retail operation
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Action Oriented: Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
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
Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful
Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
Global Perspective: Taking a broad view when approaching issues; using a global lens
Interpersonal Savvy: Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people
Manages Ambiguity: Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear
Nimble Learning: Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder
Self-Development: Actively seeing new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels
Situational Adaptability: Adapting approach and demeanor in real time

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