Staples Consultant Application Development in Framingham, Massachusetts


Staples, Inc.

Consultant Application Development

Framingham, MA

Position Description: Create and manage next generation framework for sourcing, ingesting, and analyzing enterprise-wide data. Assist with planning and development of tools and utilities to automate the operation and document enterprise-wide integration services. Provide coaching and mentoring for technical engineering and operations team members. Evaluate the current architecture of the DataHighway environment and make recommendations and changes that will ensure availability, reliability, recoverability, performance improvement, and stable growth. Analyze, review, and implement new tools and technologies. Gather information from product managers, business users, and systems analysts, define work problems, and develop complete specifications to enable developers to design/code. Lead efforts in working with business representatives and IT management to define requirements for integration of applications and services. Provide a roadmap for adopting new technologies and recommend infrastructure for optimum performance and capacity planning to ensure efficient use of system resources. Develop and maintain web services using SOAP, REST protocols, sFTP, FTP(s), HTTP(s), AS2, and other security protocols. Lead and coordinate the configuration and implementation of new interfaces and define ongoing support processes for these interfaces/services. Establish, implement, and improve development standards, guidelines, and services or utilities for common use.


Required Experience/Skills : Requires a Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering (any field), or a directly related field plus eight (8) years of experience as an Applications Architect or Solutions Architect using Java/J2EE, A2A, and B2B integrations. Experience must include:

Eight (8) years of experience with each of the following (experience may be gained concurrently):

  • Core Java and J2EE architecture and end-to-end development of enterprise scale applications

Five (5) years of experience with each of the following (experience may be gained concurrently):

  • XML, REST, SOAP, CSS, and JavaScript

  • SOA, Web Services, and Messaging (MQ) technologies

  • AIX/Linux operating system

Four (4) years of experience with each of the following (experience may be gained concurrently):

  • Solution design for large scale initiatives

  • UNIX shell scripting

  • Spring and Angular JS

  • Working with webMethods integration product suite and flow/Java services and administration

  • Automation, DevOps and Continuous Integration tools including Jenkins and CrossVista

  • Agile/Continuous Integration environments and automated code deployment best practices

Two (2) years of experience with each of the following (experience may be gained concurrently):

  • DataPower XI52 and API management tools including API Connect

  • Cloud Architecture (AWS) and operations

Qualified applicants please submit resume to: Ref. 1049672.