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DEVOPS - Automation Engineer

Job ID 1247773BR Date posted 08/17/2017 Location Mooresville, NC Location Name CSC-Mooresville Address 1000 Lowes Boulevard Employment Type I Regular Employment Type II Full-Time Line of Business Corporate Department 0068 - IT for IT
Are you a Pioneering Spirit? Lowe's is looking for Visionaries, Risktakers, Adventurers. Lowe’s is looking for someone that is driven by potential—A trailblazer of innovation. We are a multibillion dollar company with 5 million MyLowes users and millions of daily site visits. We’re looking for someone that dares to take risks and is excited about the opportunity to work on problems that have never been attempted. So if you’re an innovator, the kind of person who thinks outside the box and is always excited about your next challenge, you might just be the Pioneering Spirit we’re looking for.


The primary purpose of this role is to help Lowe’s create the environments that allow developers to rapidly create high quality applications. This teams wears multiple hats including teaching, advocating, and integrating technologies along with actual hands development across multiple disciplines/technologies (security, DB, web, Linux, Windows) and channels.

This job will solve problems using many of the well-known, best in class tools from the DevOps and Automation space. This would include working with developer tools like Vagrant, cloud environments like Open Stack, CI/CD tools like Jenkins and configuration management tools like puppet and/or Ansible. A candidate should have significant experience with utilizing these types of tools to build sophisticated but effective application delivery environments.

  • Translates business requirements and functional specifications into logical program designs, code modules, stable application systems, and software solutions with guidance from senior colleagues as appropriate by partnering with Business Analysts to understand business needs and functional specifications
  • Collaborates with architects and/or software consultants to ensure functional specifications are converted into flexible, scalable, and maintainable solution designs
  • Develops, configures, or modifies complex integrated business and/or enterprise application solutions within various computing environments by designing and coding component-based applications using various programming languages
  • Validates and executes component integration test (CIT) scenarios to identify application errors and ensure software solutions meet functional specifications
  • Facilitates the implementation and maintenance of complex business and enterprise software solutions to ensure successful deployment of released applications by packaging solutions for deployment
  • Supports systems integration testing (SIT) and user acceptance testing (UAT) by providing insight to testing teams in order to ensure the appropriate depth of test coverage
  • Participates and coaches others in all software development life cycle phases by applying and sharing an in-depth understanding of company and industry methodologies, policies, standards, and controls


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field
7+ Experience in software development or a related field. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement
5+ Experience in database technologies
4+ Experience working on project(s) involving the implementation of solutions applying development life cycles (SDLC)
Experience managing operational or project financial budgets and leading project teams


Master's Degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field

3+ Experience leading teams, with or without direct reports
3+ Experience working with an IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework
5+ IT experience developing and implementing business systems within an organization
5+ Experience in systems analysis, including defining technical requirements and performing high level design for complex solutions
5+ Experience working with source code control systems
5+ Experience writing technical documentation in a software development environment
5+ Experience working with defect or incident tracking software (e.g., HP Quality Center, Remedy)

Working knowledge and experience with the following categories and comparable tools:

IDE (IntelliJ, Eclipse, RAD)

SCM (CVS, GIT, Bitbucket)

Build & Deploy (Jenkins, Bamboo)

Binary Repository (Nexus, Artifactory)

Testing and Quality Enablers (QTest, SonarQube, HPQC, CA Lisa)

Configuration Management (Puppet, Ansible)

Containers (Docker)

About Lowe's

Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2017 sales of $68.6 billion, Lowe's and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,390 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 310,000 people. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit


Lowe’s is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

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