Home Depot doubles down on tech

Gina Acosta
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The company has approximately 2,800 employees in technology roles today. 

Home Depot is going on the biggest technology hiring spree in its history to keep its omnichannel edge over other retailers.

Home Depot says it will hire more than 1,000 people for its technology teams in 2018, to support an $11 billion multi-year investment plan. The company has approximately 2,800 employees in technology roles today. The hires will be primarily based in Atlanta, Austin and Dallas.

"With the rapidly changing retail environment, this is easily one of the most exciting places to work in technology," said Matt Carey, EVP and chief information officer of The Home Depot. "Our team is building some of the most advanced software anywhere to help customers shop whenever, wherever and however they want."

In December 2017, the company announced investments related to its store and online shopping experience, supply chain and delivery capabilities, and associate and workforce management systems. Many of these initiatives require advanced software engineering, system engineering, UX design and product management.

Recently named one of Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies, Home Depot's technology team uses the latest modern development stacks and agile practices across public and private cloud platforms. Additionally, the team leverages artificial intelligence, augmented reality, big data, machine learning, and voice and visual recognition capabilities to build award-winning experiences for customers and associates.

Home Depot has 2,284 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico.