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Principal Enterprise Architect

Function: Technology
Location: , Framingham, MA US
Date posted: 9/10/2019 12:04:48 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1099585


Staples is on an exciting journey to redefine customer experience and deliver new brand, products and services to our customers. The vision is to transform staples into a data driven company. To accomplish this, we need to transform our data architecture to deliver superior customer experience through personalized products and services. We are looking for a strategic thinker, thought leader and problem solver as part of our Enterprise Architecture team designing enterprise data architecture and driving data architecture with hands-on approach. You will collaborate across architects and engineers in the enterprise and drive simplified and modern data architecture on the cloud to democratize data for decisions and product improvement.

You will partner with the Data Science team and support ongoing data optimization for Machine learning workload. If you want to make a difference, we want to talk to you! 



  • Lead the data architecture for customer initiatives across operational and analytical consumption patterns
  • Lead the data strategy and maintain a roadmap to deliver value for stakeholders and customers
  • Accountable for design patterns and best practices for data integration through the enterprise to enable frictionless customer experience
  • Trusted advisor for data marketplace on the cloud
  • Own the architecture for IoT and event driven architecture to support real time data services
  • Define and enforce data architecture standards and best practices
  • Continually innovate and deliver data product ideas through MVP
  • Motivate, coach, and serve as a role model and mentor for other architects


Basic Skills:

  • 10 years of Data architecture and architecting distributed systems
  • Demonstrated experience in architecting on the cloud
  • Expert knowledge in data warehouse and big data architectures for mission critical systems
  • Hands on experience with Big Data technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, Storm, Kafka
  • Experience with agile software development methodologies
  • Strong business mindset with customer obsession; ability to collaborate with business partners to identify needs and opportunities for improved data management and delivery
  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics or other Engineering disciplines 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Masters in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics or other Engineering disciplines
  • Strong understanding of Data Architecture on Azure including Azure Data lake and PaaS / SaaS services such as Snowflake
  • Experience with data science and visualization tools such as Looker, PowerBI

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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