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Brand: Corporate

Role: Principal Reliability Engineer (REMOTE)

Location: United States

City, State: Remote

Job Area: Full time

Job ID: 202319888

Job Category: Technology

Principal Reliability Engineer (REMOTE)

At DICK’S Sporting Goods, we believe in how positively sports can change lives. On our team, everyone plays a critical role in creating confidence and excitement by personally equipping all athletes to achieve their dreams. We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce, reflecting the communities we serve.

If you are ready to make a difference as part of the world’s greatest sports team, apply to join our team today!


The Principal Reliability Engineer will lead the technical team efforts and mentor and lead other Reliability Engineers (RE), Product Managers, Software Engineers, and Architects to produce mission-critical infrastructure, tools, performance improvements, actionable and meaningful performance measurements, and communication to stakeholders.

The Principal RE is expected to work with management, peers, and customers to architect, design, build and implement the technical vision, improve monitoring tools, error detection, defect elimination, improving Mean Time to Detection/Resolution, and overall service availability and customer satisfaction.

The RE role at DICK'S Sporting Goods (DSG) provides an opportunity to blend system architecture, design and software engineering skills with a passion for troubleshooting and defect elimination to address an ever-changing applications and environments with scalability and reliability challenges.


Software Development

Own development of the most complex existing and new software by analyzing and identifying areas for modification and improvement within assigned across various product teams. Develop and instrument software that is fast, secure and reliable to meet defined requirements.

Design and Conceptualization

Lead a collaborative solution design process by gathering input across all product portfolios to define a design system that is viable and scalable, and which strengthens the brand. Lead a cross-portfolio, multidisciplinary team that contributes to the evolution of the solution.

Technical Developments Recommendation

Provide subject matter expertise recommendations for more complex or innovative technical developments to improve quality of the software and solutions to better meet users’ and/or business, performance, quality needs.

Software Roadmap

Own end-to-end road map of portfolio level performance engineering capabilities to facilitate software development and ensure the development work is prioritized in line with business requirements.

Work Scheduling and Allocation

Develop medium- or long-term work schedules that enable the organization to achieve its business goals. Involves coordinating across multiple teams and on-call rotations..

Program/Portfolio Management Support

Contribute to the management and prioritization of a portfolio of programs while reporting to, and in partnership with, senior teammates.

Functional/Technical Requirements

Elicit complex functional requirements using a variety of methods such as interviews, document analysis, workshops, and workflow analysis to express the requirements in terms of target user roles and goals.

Technical Persistence Layer/Legacy Database Design/Development

Lead design of complex database resources and provide physical modeling and design services to tune database solutions for optimum performance across multiple programs/domains.

Data Architecture and Database Specifications

Drive design, implementation, and evolution of robust and effectively aligned architecture solutions that operate in the cross-product/domain ecosystem. Approve database specifications, ensuring all agreed standards and protocols are followed and data integrity is preserved.

Network Design and Troubleshooting

Ability to troubleshoot network latency and throughput issues and recommend design patterns for resiliency and performance improvements.

Information Security

Lead in detecting and analyzing security incidents including attacks, breaches, and identified vulnerabilities and remediate any security gaps in line with the security incident management procedure.


Tech Savvy

Anticipates and adopts innovations in business-building digital and technology applications. For example, ensures that the team has adequate resources to invest in technology advancements and the training to use them well. Deploys some new technologies to enhance effectiveness of the group and business.


Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. For example, readily involves others to accomplish goals; stays in touch and shares information; discourages "us versus them" thinking; shows appreciation for others' ideas and input.

Decision Quality

Makes good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward. For example, knows when to act independently and when to escalate issues.

Integrates various inputs, decision criteria, and trade-offs to make effective decisions. Typically makes good independent decisions.

Action Oriented

Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm. For example, takes timely action on important or difficult issues. Identifies and pursues new opportunities that benefit the organization.

Customer Focus

Builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions. For example, keeps in contact with customers to ensure problems are resolved, or to improve customer service. Studies customer feedback and emerging customer needs and uses these to determine some creative new ideas.

Instills Trust

Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity. For example, demonstrates integrity, upholding professional codes of conduct. Instills trust by following through on agreements and commitments despite competing priorities and by being honest and straightforward.


  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Level

  • Experience advising others (Over 3 years to 6 years)

  • Experience of general supervision of more junior colleagues (7 to 12 months)


Targeted Pay Range: $95,200 - $158,800. This is part of a competitive total rewards package that could include other components such as: incentive, equity and benefits. Individual pay is determined by a number of factors including experience, location, internal pay equity, and other relevant business considerations. We review all teammate pay regularly to ensure competitive and equitable pay. We also offer a generous suite of benefits. To learn more, visit
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