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Sr. Data Engineer

Function: Technology
Location: , Framingham, MA US
Date posted: 9/10/2019 12:03:18 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1099812
There’s never been a more exciting time to be on the Enterprise Data & Analytics team at Staples!   Staples is on an exciting journey to modernize the data landscape, consolidate data assets, and build a brand new Data Warehouse.  The DW will support critical business process transformation, be in the cloud, integrate with Hadoop, and implement and enforce new data governance standards.  The Analytics that will sit on top of the DW will be solution oriented, enforce definitions, provide self-service solutions, and focus heavily on data visualization techniques that are actionable by the business. The team is seeking top notch talent for BI reporting engineers experienced in Looker, Looker ML, data visualization/UX (Including visualizing R models).  If you are interested in using your expertise and innovative skills to build something brand new, enjoy making architectural decisions, are a resourceful technologist who likes to wear many hats, consider yourself an ‘A’ player, have a passion for data, and like to mentor others, then we want to talk to you!  A fantastic opportunity awaits you!

Essential Responsibilities:
Builds Looker visualization and Looker ML models to curated data layer in Snowflake
Works with Product owners across Staples business teams and IT to define new KPI 
        measurements and best practice visualization
Implement, decide and document UX data visualization standards
Extract complex data from multiple sources into usable and meaningful reports and analyses
Mentor and support other Developers and business partners
Designs, documents, administers and maintains Looker ML models 
Create and maintain detailed documentation for development team 
Support user community on data analytics 
Perform training and knowledge transfer of technology 
Provides ongoing performance monitoring and tuning, and automation of production 
        activities related the BI environment
Works in conjunction with business analysts and other users acting as a liaison between 
        technical and business departments in developing dashboards and other BI related 
Analyze existing complex systems to underst



Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (or related field), Master’s degree preferred      

7+ years of overall professional experience

At least 2 years Looker development experience creating Looker ML and Looker      


2 or more years’ experience developing reporting solutions and Models in either Power BI, 

        Tableau or Microstrategy.  


Experience with UX Design / Data Visualization strongly preferred

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Possesses strong business acumen, with ability to assist in development of business 

        requirements definitions

Interface with key customers from all functional areas - Analytic skills are needed

Proven and recent experience of implementing solutions from requirements gathering and 

        process design to functional production deployment

Expert T-SQL Programming skills

Experience with dimensional data modeling

Experience or knowledge of SSIS and ETL processing

Experience with Microsoft Azure DB and Azure DW a big plus

Experience with Hadoop tools including sqoop, Spark, and Hive

Ability to manage multiple efforts concurrently

Strong problem-solving skills

Strong knowledge of emerging technologies and tools

Strong organizational and time management skills

Effective collaboration of tasks across the business and technical teams

Able to work quickly and under tight delivery deadlines with focus on details

Demonstrated ability to produce high quality deliverables

Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective work relationships with management, 

        coworkers, and business users


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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