Principal Developer - (Framingham or Cambridge) - 835237

Staples - US-MA-Framingham

Posted 877 days ago
  • Experience
    Mid-Senior level
  • Job function
    Information Technology, Project Management
  • Employment type
  • Industry
    Consumer Electronics, Consumer Services, Retail
  • Job ID

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Job description

Want to be part of an energetic team focused on innovation?

Did you know that Staples:
• Is the second largest Internet retailer with online revenue of nearly $10 billion? Yes, $10 billion!
• Employs more than 2,200 IT professionals in 26 countries, including more than 500 application developers and 400 technicians?
• Is building mobile and social applications to make it easier for our customers and associates?
• Is committed to a Services Oriented Architecture and is currently building more than 50 enterprise services?
• Has implemented Agile development methodologies, such as SCRUM?
• Continually invests in our associate's growth and development in technology delivery and leadership?
• Has soul? Staples Soul reflects our commitment to corporate responsibility by joining together diversity, the environment, our community and ethics.
• Is recruiting talented technology professionals across the globe today to drive Staples growth?

Working at Staples provides you an intellectually challenging environment. Your contributions are recognized as driving business results. You'll have local and global professional growth opportunities. You can be part of giving back to our communities and be proud of the company you are a part of.

Position Summary

The team is a looking for a Principal UI Developer to be part of a diverse team on one of the most successful e-commerce sites in the world. This outstanding individual will work with both the business and technical teams to innovate and deliver new UI/UX features for We are looking for a dynamic individual who combines superb technical, analytical and communication capabilities with an ability to work independently as well as part of a team. To be part of this high achieving team you need to be someone that has an abundance of intellectual curiosity, is a self- motivated achiever, and is excited to work with a team focused on innovation and delivering software that raises the bar.

Primary Responsibilities
• Act as an application lead for UI development
• Act as a technical lead for significant projects, working with the business partners to identify solutions, contributing to overall design, proof of concept development, technical strategy, coordinating with external teams and vendors, and mentoring junior developers.
• Design and develop new functionality for the website that is reliable, maintainable, and scalable
• Actively participate in all phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle including define, design, development, test, deployment, and support and maintenance of the web site
• Create technical specification documents for new functionality and ensure that new solutions integrate seamlessly with existing technologies

Desired Skills and Experience


• Bachelor’s Degree required
• 5-7 years of work experience in a fast-paced development environment with experience in consumer facing web products
• Very strong UI/UX development skills in HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSP, XML, XSLT, DHTML and AJAX
• Knowledge of cross-browser/cross-platform compatibility
• Experience with performance and optimization standards, performance tuning following industry techniques
• Experience with Design Patterns and UML
• Working knowledge of Unix/AIX and Windows-NT platforms
• Familiarity with Quality Assurance methodologies is a plus
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Excellent analytical abilities
• Good time management skills
• Customer service oriented

Familiarity with Quality Assurance methodologies
Experience with J2EE (JSP, JDBC, JNDI, MDB, JMS, EJB)
Experience with jQuery and other JavaScript frameworks

About this company


Staples is the world’s largest office products company and a trusted source for office solutions. We provide products, services and expertise in the categories of office supplies, technology, furniture, Copy & Print, and cleaning and breakroom. Staples was founded in 1986, and today has annual sales of $25 billion, ranking second in the world in eCommerce sales. With 90,000 associates worldwide and opportunities in retail, dot com, catalog and business-to-business channels, Staples has a presence in more than 25 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia — bringing easy to offices and consumers everywhere. Staples global headquarters is located in Framingham, Massachusetts, outside of Boston. More information about Staples is available at

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