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Software Engineer III (eCommerce)

Function: Technology
Location: Staples Corporate Center, Framingham, MA US
Date posted: 9/10/2019 12:05:25 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1100548
Software Engineer III – eCommerce

Position Summary:
Software Engineers in 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. 

Software Engineers in 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 systems.

  • 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 issues
  • Develop industry and product technical expertise


Basic Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of full software development lifecycle experience including the ability to perform independent analysis
  • 5+ years of experience developing applications in web technologies (We use Node.js, React.js, Java, HTML5, CSS3, SASS, AJAX, JavaScript, Spring, jQuery, JSON, Tomcat and Websphere eCommerce, among others)

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills; ability to analyze complex technical problems
  • Excellent team player who can drive a collaborative environment
  • Strong time management and organization skills
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities at a given time
  • Excellent verbal and written communications, ability to establish effective working relationships with team members and cross functional teams
  • Self-driven, able to work independently or within a team setting
  • Results oriented and adaptable
  • Experience with MongoDB, React.js, Node.js, Java/J2EE
  • Experience developing API’s
  • Exposure to the fundamentals of responsive application design
  • Experience working with open source technologies
  • Exposure to Agile/Scrum methodology
  • Familiarity with Quality Assurance methodologies
  • Exposure to working in a retail industry
  • Exposure to continuous integration 
  • Experience working with 3rd party partners
  • Experience working directly with non-IT business partners

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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