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Principal Software Engineer eCommerce

Function: Technology
Location: Staples Corporate Center, Framingham, MA US
Date posted: 11/9/2017 4:59:08 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1031893

Principal Software Engineers eCommerce partner with both the business and technical teams to innovate and deliver new features and enhancements for the eCommerce platform.  This position focuses on the design, development, and support of on-line, customer facing, eCommerce business solutions.

Principal Software Engineers eCommerce create and/or modify highly complex solutions that meet the expectations of stakeholders.  This position may manage and coordinate resources on assigned projects.  They have a thorough knowledge of web application.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop and support eCommerce projects throughout all phases of the software development life cycle
  • Estimate engineering effort, plan implementation, and rollout system changes 
  • Work with engineers and other cross functional teams like Product Management, Project Management, Release Engineering, Quality Assurance, Operations teams etc. to develop innovative solutions that meet eCommerce market needs with respect to functionality, performance, scalability, reliability, realistic implementation schedules, and adherence to development goals and principles
  • Lead eCommerce product initiatives, recommend improvements, mentor and guide junior team members
  • Identify project risks and work effectively to mitigate them.
  • Find and help fix stability/scalability issues in a very time critical environment
  • Support site rollouts and be available to resolve site issues
  • Develop industry and product technical expertise


Required Skills:

  • A BS or MS degree in Computer Science, or related field
  • 5-8+ years of experience as a Software Development Engineer in Java, or other relevant technologies
  • 5+ years of hands on experience working with web technologies such as HTML5, Java script, CSS, and AJAX.
  • 1 to 2 years of hands on experience working with modern JavaScript frameworks like ReactJS and AngularJS
  • The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience with object-oriented application development in a Java environment.
  • Experience working with relational databases and data driven applications in a multi-tiered environment.


Preferred Skills:

  • Outstanding communication Skills
  • Experience using Spring, Spring Boot (IoC, REST).
  • Experience developing micro services.
  • Experience using and creating REST APIs.
  • Strong ability to collaborate with enterprise level cross functional technical teams to design and deliver scalable solutions.
  • Can effectively and efficiently work both independently and as leader within a cross functional team.
  • Ability and desire to be part of a high performing team.
  • Encourages innovation and willing to take risks.
  • Ability to design, code and test major features.
  • Ability to work as an individual contributor as well as in a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong drive in ensuring code quality and inspiring fellow team mates to do the same
  • Experience in agile development methodologies
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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