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Staples Senior Director, eCommerce Engineering in Framingham, Massachusetts


This individual will partner with both the business and technical teams to innovate and deliver new features and enhancements for the Global ecommerce platform. This position focuses on providing eCommerce and related technology expertise and thought leadership on design, architecture, and platform build out of the customer facing/on-line support business solutions. Main areas of focus for this role are centered on developing micro services for eCommerce platform, identity and access management services, and migrating on-premise applications to public cloud.

Position Summary

This position leads managers and engineers and interacts with other cross functional teams like Product Management, Project Management, and Operations teams etc. to develop innovative solutions that meet eCommerce market needs with respect to functionality, performance, scalability, reliability, realistic implementation schedules, and adherence to development goals and principles.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide architectural strategy and guidance to business and product owners during the initial brainstorming sessions

  • Accountable for all activities and results of a broad functional area or multiple smaller functions

  • Ensures that performance standards are realistically set and attained

  • Provides leadership and direction and recommends strategy for area managed. Recommends course of action to VP for approval on matters affecting the organization managed

  • Establishes organizational procedures and plans, consistent with company policy

  • Requires cross-functional relationships, communication and negotiation. Organizational awareness to effect results by maneuvering through appropriate organization channels

  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the functional area, business strategies and the company' s goals in addition to industry knowledge

  • Champion the platform strategy in moving applications from legacy systems into open source technologies in the cloud

  • Build highly reliable, scalable micro services that can support many businesses/customers in a cross-channel/cross-device environment

  • Strong technical depth and vision for ecommerce into developing the next generation platforms for scalability/reliability

  • Focus on Innovation and how to enable/motivate the team in bringing in tech focus and experimenting ideas

  • Build a strong technology organization by hiring the top talent and focus on individual growth

  • Practices strategic and transformational leadership while actively molding culture

  • Spends 30% of their time developing people and their team

Qualifications :


  • 15+ years’ experience in a related field or Master’s degree & 12 years’ experience in a related field

  • 10+ years’ experience building and leading a high performing organization.

  • 5+ years of hands-on technical experience

  • 5+ years of financial responsibility against a sizeable budget.


  • Strong analytical, data-driven decision making and problem solving skills, with attention to details

  • Ability to navigate large organizations, develop strong business partner relationships and build network

  • Outstanding influencing, communication and presentation skills

  • Demonstrated success in working within cross functional teams and effective project management and analytical/decision-making skills

  • Open source technologies, public/private cloud technologies

  • Self-starter, high-energy, with ability to execute on business objectives

  • Strong teamwork and inter-personal skills

Interested in joining the team? Check out our perks and benefits !

Staples believes Inclusion is a verb and we encourage diversity of thinking and ideas as well as backgrounds and experiences. 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.