Golang / Go Job: Principal Software Engineer


Principal Software Engineer at Staples

Framingham, Massachusetts, United States đŸ‡ºđŸ‡¸   (Posted Apr 5 2016)
About the company
The Staples Technology team drives our business by developing the latest technologies to connect cutting-edge online, mobile, and retail experiences, and define the next generation of Staples. Our Global Technology (GT) team strategically influences all parts of our business from Marketing and Merchandising, Retail and Online, Supply Chain and Order Management, Infrastructure, Enterprise Data Solutions, Security, Privacy, and Compliance, to Tech Portfolio and Corporate Systems.

Global Technology is at the core of our business generating nearly $10 billion in online revenue alone. This allows us to invest heavily in industry leading platforms and tools that enable our teams to be successful and drive us to new levels as an online destination. Our mission is to deliver innovative, highly differentiated, simple-to-use solutions that generate increased value for our customers and the enterprise.

A job in Global Technology will inspire you to challenge yourself, take risks, and raise the bar on your career!

Job position
Permanent - Remote work possible

Job description
Position Summary:

Staples is looking for an energetic Principal Software Engineer 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 to expected in full all stages of the software development lifecycle, and make contributions to the growth and development of one of Staples fastest growing areas. This position focuses on the design, development, and testing of highly complex on-line, customer facing web application systems.

Primary Responsibilities:

Act in the capacity of an eCommerce application lead and software engineer to actively participate in the definition, design, development, testing, support and implementation of software functionalities

Estimate engineering effort, plan implementation, and rollout system changes

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 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.

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

Develop industry and product technical expertise

Skills & requirements
Bachelors’ degree in Computer Science, Math or related field or 12 years equivalent experience

Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in software application design & development

Core JAVA (especially collections, multi-threading , encapsulation, polymorphism)

Hands-On on Spring-Batch programming (Autowiring, Dependency Injection, Component and Context Management , Thread Pooling concepts)

Experience developing applications in web technologies (We use Node.js, Angular, Java, HTML5, CSS3, SASS, AJAX, JavaScript, Spring, jQuery,

Unix and linux scripting skills

Strong data analysis and problem solving skills

Follow up with customers and/or business partners to ensure problems are solved and customer satisfaction is met

Advance problems toward resolution despite obstacles, ambiguity or uncertainty and surfaces problems and issues before projects are derailed

Design simple solutions to resolve complex problems and/or design flaws in existing functionality

Understand, measure and monitor performance against operational metrics

Develop strategies for continuous improvement of operational performance

Ensure reliability, maintainability and availability of objectives for solution components


Experience with MongoDB/Couchbase

Standard knowledge for REST/SOAP API on JAVA (flow, components)

Knowledge of Hadoop (HDFS, Hbase, Hive) , Apache Real Time Technologies ( Kafka, Storm, Zookeeper) are desirable

DAO knowledge on RDBMS and NOSQL

Experience with timeseries databases like Opentsdb, Cassandra

Experience with Go language

Additional Information

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.

Instructions how to apply
Please contact David Levine at david.levine@staples.com or 508 253 7195.
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