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Engineering Lead/Manager - Mobile Product

Function: Technology
Location: Velocity Lab, Cambridge, MA US
Date posted: 8/29/2017 3:02:27 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1021594
Description
Staples is looking for an energetic Engineer lead to partner with both business and technical teams to innovate and help deliver new features and enhancements for eCommerce platform.
The ideal candidate will be expected to fulfill all stages of the software development life cycle, and make contributions to the growth and development of one of Staples fastest growing areas. 
 
As a key leadership role, the Engineering lead/manager is accountable for managing and coordinating resources and processes to deliver software releases for  Mobile while participating in defining the strategy for the product development team by driving initiatives that deliver on the business vision. 
 
 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Act in the capacity of an mobile app and web engineering lead to actively participate in full dev cycle .
  • Estimate engineering effort, plan implementation, and roll out system change, ensure that technical solutions follow best practices, are reliable, are easily maintainable and are scalable under sustained load. Create and evolve application documentation as required.
  • Work and communicate with other engineers and cross functional teams like Product Management, Project Management, Release Engineering, Quality Assurance, Operations teams etc. to develop innovative solutions that meet eCommerce market needs.
  • Find and help fix stability/scalability issues in a very time critical environment, Identify project risks and work effectively to mitigate them. Support product roll outs and be available to resolve.
  • Will work in an Agile/Scrum environment to deliver high quality software against aggressive schedules.
  • Provide supervision for direct reports including hired services contractors.  Establish individual performance goals, review performance against goals and provide coaching for associate development. 
 
Basic Skills:
  • Bachelors of Science in Computer Science or equivalent 
  • 5 years + of full software development life cycle experience including the ability to perform independent analysis. Able to demonstrate strong problem-solving and analytical skills to solve complex technical problems.
  • 5 years + of extensive experience in Swift, Objective-C, Java or similar mobile technologies. 
  • 2 years + of experience leading a team of 3 - 8 onshore/offshore engineers.
  • Strong foundation in data structures, algorithms and APIs.
  • Experience in  MongoDB, Angular, Node.js, Java/J2EE, React,  git/github, Jenkin
  • Experience architecting complex mobile application 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to establish effective working relationships with cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities. Self-driven with capability to contribute individually and as part of a team
 
 
Preferred Skills: 
  • Masters of Science in Computer Science or equivalent 
  • Experience developing hybrid and native mobile applications.
  • Experience developing high quality, large scale applications
  • Excellence in technical communication with peers and non-technical cohorts
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor other software developers to maintain architectural vision and software quality
  • Familiarity with Agile/Kanban, various quality assurance methodologies
  • Exposure to continuous integration
  • Experience working with 3rd party partners/APIs
  • Strong time management and organization skills
  • Strong leadership, project management skills, time management, and problem solving skills

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.



Qualifications

About You
Required Skills:

  • Proficient with object-oriented application development in a Java environment.
  • Proficient with eCommerce WEB technologies such as HTML5, Javascript, CSS, and AJAX.
  • 5-8 years related experience 

Preferred Skills:

  • Self-starter, high-energy, with ability to execute on business objectives
  • Strong teamwork and inter-personal skills
  • Excellent Written and Verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical, data driven decision making and problem solving with attention to details

About Us

Staples, Inc. is the world’s third largest internet retailer. We are a Fortune 500 company generating more than $23 billion is sales with operations in 25 counties offering world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities.

 

At the very core of Staples is an entrepreneurial spirit – we live and breathe the energy of an ever-changing, positive-thinking, fast-moving company. It’s our mission to make more happen for associates, local communities and even the planet — through programs, policies and the values we live by.


Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


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