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Principal Engineer (Sr. Architect) - Supply Chain Technology

Atlanta, Georgia

Job Category: Information Technology
Job ID: 306607
Remote: Hybrid Remote
Brand: Genuine Parts Company
Status: Full-Time
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Here, you’ll find a culture that always has its finger on the pulse of ingenuity and innovation. After all, building on our legacy depends on acting with integrity to deliver future-focused transformation — and that’s where you’ll come in. By adding your resourcefulness and out-of-the-box thinking to ours, we’ll be able to achieve great things — both as a team, and as individuals. Whatever your area of IT expertise, we’ll empower you to bring your authentic self to work and support you to do your best work.

Success Profile

What makes a successful IT employee? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Detail-oriented
  • Efficient
  • Focused
  • Multi-tasker
  • Problem-solver
  • Team player

Genuine Voices

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The coaching and development at GPC has been phenomenal over the years. My managers truly know what is going on in their teams. They are able to guide me and answer questions.

Latisha Ward GPC Data Voice Infrastructure Provisioning Coordinator
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Culture

Here, you’ll find a culture that always has its finger on the pulse of ingenuity, and innovation. After all, building on our legacy will depend on acting with integrity to deliver future-focused transformation — and that’s where you’ll come in. By adding your resourcefulness and out-the-box thinking to ours, we’ll be able to achieve great things — both as a team, and as individuals. Whatever your area of IT expertise, we’ll empower you to bring your authentic self to work and support you to do your best work.

Employee Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, life and disability insurance, as well as campus health and wellness programs

  • Paid time off, eight company holidays and flexible work schedules available

  • Tuition Reimbursement and professional development opportunities

  • 401(k) Plan with competitive employer matching

  • Onsite cafeteria, coffee stations and break rooms

  • Employee discounts, including NAPA parts, entertainment, technology, appliances, event tickets and more

Job Description

Company Background:

Genuine Parts Company (“GPC” or the “Company”), founded in 1928 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading distributor of automotive and industrial replacement parts and value-added services. The Company operates a global portfolio of businesses with more than 10,000 locations across the world. GPC has approximately 50,000 global employees. The Company has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, France, the U.K., Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and China.

Position Purpose:
The Principal Engineer is responsible for joining a product team and contributing to the software design, software development, and overall product lifecycle for a product that our users love. The engineering process is highly collaborative. In addition to pairing, Software Engineer Principals field questions from other product teams and encourage cross-team collaboration. They also play an active role working with 3rd party vendors as well as the open-source community.

The Principal Engineer creates foundational code elements that can be reused as well as architectural diagrams and other product-related documentation. They also define service level objectives for products. In addition, Software Engineer Principals may be involved in product configuration, performance tuning, and testing as well as production monitoring.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates and pairs with other 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
  • Writes custom code or scripts to do destructive testing to ensure adequate resiliency in the production
  • 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, or engineering empowerment
  • Identifies product enhancements (client-facing or technical) to create a better experience for the end-users
  • Identifies unsecured code areas and implements fixes as they are discovered with or without tooling
  • Identifies, implements, and shares technical solutions that can be used across the organization
  • Creates and architects foundational code elements that can be reused many times by a product
  • Creates meaningful architecture diagrams and other documentation needed for security reviews or other interested parties
  • Defines Service Level Objectives for products to constantly measure their reliability in production and help prioritize backlog work
  • Fields questions from other product teams or support teams
  • Monitors tools and participates in conversations to encourage collaboration across product teams
  • Provides application support for software running in production
  • Proactively monitors production Service Level Objectives for products
  • Works with vendors and the open-source community to help identify and implement feature enhancements in software products
  • Works with other product teams to create API specifications and contracts for shared data
  • Proactively reviews the performance and capacity of all aspects of production: code, infrastructure, data, and message processing
  • Triages high priority issues and outages as they arise
  • Participates in and leads learning activities around modern software design and development core practices (communities of practice)
  • Attends conferences and learns how to apply new technologies where appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned

Location:

  • GPC has two work locations to choose from, Duluth or Atlanta office.
  • We offer a Flexible Work Policy that permits eligible employees to work remotely

Desired Qualifications & Experiences: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related field
  • Must have IBM Sterling OMS implementation experience, multiple implementations preferred.  
  • 8 years of relevant work experience
  • Mastery of a modern scripting language (i.e. Python)
  • Mastery of a modern web application framework such as Spring MVC, and Node.js
  • Mastery of version control systems (preferably Git)
  • Proficient in front-end technology and framework such as JavaScript, ReactJS, and VueJS
  • Proficient in a Linux or Unix based environment
  • Proficient in a CI/CD toolchain
  • Proficient in destructive testing methodologies and tools
  • Proficient in a cloud computing platform and the associated automation patterns they provide
  • Proficient in production systems design including High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Performance, Efficiency, and Security
  • Proficient in defensive coding practices and patterns for high-availability
  • Proficient in modern microservice-based architectures and methodologies
  • Proficient in the successful application of design patterns
  • Proficient in test-driven development and effective unit test creation
  • Proficient in query optimization and troubleshooting
  • Proficient in effective data modeling within both SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Experience in working with 12-factor methodology and understanding its benefits, and able to demonstrate appropriate patterns to more junior team members
    Proficient in designing and implementing RESTful web services

Competencies:

  • Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
  • 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
  • Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful
  • Taking a broad view when approaching issues; using a global lens
  • Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people
  • Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear
  • Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
  • Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder
  • Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals
  • Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals
  • Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  • Develops others through coaching, feedback, exposure, and stretch assignments
  • Shows a clear connection between people’s motivators and the organizational goals
  • Painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action
  • Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear
  • Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics
  • Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations

GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. GPC's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote, assign, transfer and terminate employees based on their own ability, achievement, experience and conduct and other legitimate business reasons.

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