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Manager, IT Supply Chain

Function: Technology
Location: Staples Corporate Center, Framingham, MA US
Date posted: 9/10/2019 12:02:22 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1097335
DescriptionPosition Summary:

Staples, we're more than just retail. We have a national logistic supply chain to run and are looking for dedicated engineers to help reimagine our systems from the ground up. From our robotic warehouse automation to our inventory tracking and forecasting systems, we need talented people to help design the next generation of supply chain applications. Be a leader of the team building systems to make it happen.

Responsibilities:
• Maintain high technical standards in software development and quality assurance
• Suggest and promote software engineering best practices such as daily code commits, unit testing, and peer code reviews
• Recruit and interview excellent technical resources
• Define product roadmaps, suggest new initiatives, and present software solutions to business problems
• Participate in all phases of software development including concept, design, prototyping, and production release
• Be an expert resource for Agile methodologies in software development
• Work directly with non-technical associates to understand business requirements
• Develop an understanding of the Supply Chain domain
• Coordinate complex software projects across multiple teams
• Specify and direct use of computing resources
• Evaluate and select platform technologies
• Implement Proof of Concept code and model examples of key components

QualificationsRequired Skills:
• BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field (MS preferred)
• 7+ years of professional software engineering experience
• 3+ years development in Java
• 2+ years of experience leading a team of 4+ developers
• Strong diagnostic, debugging, and troubleshooting skills
• Experience building applications on one or more public Cloud Platform (e.g. Azure, AWS)
• Experience designing and implementing highly reliable, fault-tolerant distributed applications with focus on low-latency and scale
• Excellent written and verbal communication

Desired Skills:
• Expert at building and consuming microservices exposing REST APIs using Spring
• Strong scripting skills in a Linux/Unix environment (e.g.: Bash, Python, Perl)
• Experience working with RDBMS and NoSQL data stores on-premise and in the Cloud (e.g. SQL Server/Azure, PostgreSQL/Azure, MongoDB, MySQL, Cosmos DB/Azure, Aurora/AWS, Teradata, Oracle)
• Expertise applying best practices in the areas of Configuration Management, Automation, Continuous Integration & Deployment, and Monitoring using frameworks like Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Terraform, Jenkins and platform services in the Cloud
• Experience with performance analysis and debugging of Java applications or services at scale (e.g. JConsole, VisualVM)
• Experience working with data processing frameworks (e.g. Hadoop, Spark, Kafka) a plus
• Experience in a production development environment, preferably with exposure to Order Management, CRM, or Warehouse Management systems


Staples is The Worklife Fulfillment Company, helping businesses of all sizes be more productive, connected and inspired. With dedicated account teams, category professionals, innovative brands and a curated product assortment for business, Staples provides customized solutions to help organizations achieve their goals. Interested in joining the team? Check out our perks and benefits!

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

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