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Sr. Software Engineer - Microsoft DevOps

Job ID 1136979BR Date posted 01/20/2017 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 0275 - IT International & Business De
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 multi-billion 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 Sr. Software Engineer is primarily responsible for translating business requirements and functional specifications into logical program designs, code modules, stable application systems, and software solutions. The Sr. Software Engineer is also responsible for developing, configuring, or modifying complex integrated business and/or enterprise application solutions within various computing environments. This individual facilitates the implementation and maintenance of complex business and enterprise software solutions to ensure successful deployment of released applications. The Sr. Software Engineer supports systems integration testing (SIT) and user acceptance testing (UAT) and participates and coaches others in all software development lifecycle phases.

Essential Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for driving the development, administration and maintenance of build and release processes supporting agile development and continuous delivery initiatives as they are defined by the organization. This includes collaborating with development and operations teams, and providing tool support (administration, best practices) for the development community.

Some of the unique challenges this position will face include advanced knowledge of cross functional systems and the ability to bridge gaps between teams.

The unique skills required for effective performance in this job include basic knowledge in one or more of the following:
• Implementation, Configuration and support of Microsoft DevOps tools, e.g. LCS, VSTS, OMS and Git.
• Select, design, and develop automation tools for deployment, development, and operational tasks.
• Capacity and Performance Monitoring to manage operational performance and efficiency.
• Problem diagnosis and creative solution building
• Contribute to build and deploy automation support (CI/CD).
• Develop infrastructure as code and testable infrastructure.

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; recommending technical solutions that meet design and functional needs; collaborating with architects and/or software consultants to ensure functional specifications are converted into flexible, scalable, and maintainable solution designs; writing, reviewing, and/or validating clear technical specifications and documentation; identifying specific interfaces, methods, parameters, procedures, and functions to support technical solutions while incorporating architectural 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; applying various software development methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall); building partnerships with IT teams and vendors to ensure written code adheres to company architectural standards, design patterns, and technical specifications; producing and validating design artifacts (e.g., object models, sequence diagrams) to help others understand and adhere to company coding standards; leading, mentoring, and training large teams of technical resources to develop complex software applications;

Core Responsibilities:

Pursues self-development and effective relationships with others by organizing resources and information; openly sharing information, advice, and expertise with coworkers and customers; influencing others through technical explanations and examples; providing occasional mentoring to team members; seeking performance feedback; adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback


Required Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field and 7+ years of experience in software development or a related field. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
• 4+ years of experience working on project(s) involving the implementation of solutions applying development life cycles (SDLC)
• 5+ years of experience in database technologies
• 4+ years’ experience in the configuration, and/or implementation of Visual Studio (VS), Team Foundation Services (TFS) 2015, VSTS.
• 4+ years’ experience writing PowerShell scripts in an enterprise environment.
• 5+ years’ experience in the customization, configuration, and/or implementation of Version Control concepts and technologies like TFVC and git.
• 4+ years’ experience working in an environment with Visual DevOps tools – VSTS, Build vNext, RMO, Package Management, VSTS extensions, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master's Degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field
• 3+ years of experience leading teams, with or without direct reports
• 4+ years of experience working in a large matrixed organization
• 3+ years of experience working with an IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework
• 5+ years of IT experience developing and implementing business systems within an organization
• 5+ years of experience in systems analysis, including defining technical requirements and performing high level design for complex solutions
• 5+ years of experience working with third party IT vendors and/or software solution providers
• 5+ years of experience working with application and integration middleware
• 5+ years of experience working with defect or incident tracking software (e.g., HP Quality Center, Remedy)
• 5+ years of experience working with source code control systems
• 5+ years of IT experience in the retail industry
• 5+ years of experience writing technical documentation in a software development environment
• 5+ years’ experience on ALM processes like build automation for complex projects across different technologies - .Net , SharePoint, Azure, Dynamics CRM, Dynamics AX etc.
• 4+ years’ experience in ITSM processes in the following areas:
o Change management
o Incident management
o Problem management
o Infrastructure Security
About Lowe’s

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 16 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico through its stores and online at and With fiscal year 2015 sales of $59.1 billion, Lowe’s has more than 1,855 home improvement and hardware stores and 270,000 employees. 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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