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Principal Engineer - Supply Chain Order Management

Atlanta, Georgia

Job Category: Technology
Brand: Genuine Parts Company
Job ID: R24_0000002981
Status: Full time

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.

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

Seeking world-class talent to join the world’s leading distributor of automotive and industrial replacement parts and value-added services operating 5,500+ locations and servicing more than 20,000 locations in the U.S and Canada.  Working with a highly talented team, you'll play a key role to build and run one of the world’s largest automotive and industrial replacement parts operations. 

This is an engineering leadership role with responsibility for modernization in the Order Management space and enabling the transformation to Cloud, along with partnering with the Common Services teams.

This individual must be a technologist & engineer at heart and be comfortable in enabling new technology and being hands on with the execution of the strategy.  We will be looking for this candidate to help select appropriate technologies and frameworks to build a scalable and efficient Order Management System, design and implement data flow & integration strategies to facilitate real-time information exchange. She/he must exhibit a deep understanding of modern technology stack and agile delivery models, demonstrated focus on customer experience, and must have a proven track record of modernizing technologies.

Close collaboration and alignment with business teams, application development teams and security will be required.  As such, exceptional abilities in building and maintaining strong working relationships and organizational savvy will be required.  High level communication and presentation skills are required. Ability to attract, retain, and develop engineering talent will be critical.

Close collaboration and alignment with a wide variety of both internal stakeholders and external vendors will be required. As such, exceptional abilities in building and maintaining strong working relationships will be required. High level communication, expert level technical acumen, and project oversight skills are ideal.

The Principal Engineer is ultimately responsible for shepherding a project team, contributing to the solution design, aiding with configuration development, and ensuring efficient and precise deployment within the complex GPC Enterprise Network environment.

~40% Execution & 30% Engineering Leadership

  • Lead the architectural design and development of the Order Management system (B2B and B2C)
  • Ensure the architecture aligns with the business objectives and scalability requirements.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to identify integration points with other systems, such as ERP, Store Systems, WMS and e-commerce platforms.
  • Implement solutions to enhance system performance, reliability and responsiveness.
  • Provides mentoring and technical oversight to the GPC Engineering Team during solution delivery and configuration.
  • Creates meaningful architecture diagrams and other documentation essential to the operation and management of the GPC Network.

~20% – Support & Enablement:

  • Fields questions and inquiries concerning the GPC Order Management from other entities throughout the company.
  • Collaborates with the Order Management team for the efficient and effective resolution of issues encountered within the domain.
  • Oversees and implements architectural modifications and improvements to the network environment.
  • Works with vendors to help identify and implement solutions and capabilities essential to the GPC service offering.
  • Proactively reviews the Engineering Team skillsets, capabilities, and performance in the network and provides recommendations for improvements.
  • Triages high priority issues and outages as they arise.

~10% – Learning:

  • Moderates and manages Order Management Team development activities including cross-functionality training, mentoring, and general strategy discussions.
  • Learns, through reading, tutorials, and videos, new technologies and best practices being used within other technology organizations.
  • Attends conferences and learns how to apply new technologies where appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned


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

Desired Qualifications & Experiences: 

  • Degree in Computer Science or Engineering fields, or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of developing / implementing / customizing Distributed Order Management (DOM), Order Management System (OMS) (preferably IBM Sterling) and Inventory Visibility
  • Hands on design and customizing experience with DOM and OMS, such as IBM Sterling OMS.
  • 10+ Years’ experience developing extensions of DOM and OMS systems, preferable Sterling OMS. Expertise in Java/J2EE, XML, XSLT, Oracle and Middleware technologies.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction, be a self-starter with strong initiative, and ability to manage / execute workload to deliver high quality results in onsite-offshore model.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Consistent track record of teamwork and delivering high impact results.
  • Experience with public cloud such as GCP, AWS, or Azure (Preferably GCP).
  • Strong communication skills

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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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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.

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