10 days old

Middleware Engineer

Framingham, MA 01701

**Middleware Engineer III**

**Meet the Team**

At Staples our Digital Solutions team is more than a traditional IT organization. We are a team of passionate, collaborative, Agile, inventive, customer-centric, results-oriented problem solvers. We are intellectually curious, love advancements in technology and seek to adapt technologies to drive Staples forward. We anticipate the needs of our customers and business partners, and deliver reliable, customer-centric technology services. If you want to be on the front lines, driving one of the greatest technology transformations of the 21st Century, you should join our team!

Staples Technical Operations & Cloud Engineering Team provides resilient and efficient infrastructure for the business applications as well as associated critical support of these platforms. We continuously maximize our value through optimizing our efficiencies, expanding abilities, improving agility, and skillsets of the team to best support evolving business requirements. Technology Operations and Cloud Engineering (TOCE) is responsible for the Architecture, Engineering, and Operations of Staples core IT infrastructure, network, telephony, and collaboration platforms. Additionally, the team supports Staples eCommerce platforms and nearly 200 locations including corporate, sales offices, and supply chain facilities across North America as well as 1102 US Retail stores from a network and telephony perspective.

Looking for a passionate candidate who has in depth understanding of the infrastructure (on-premises & public cloud) as well as technical expertise in middleware with deep insights in the areas of DevOps practices, tools, technologies, and processes. The ideal candidate should have hands-on experience designing, implementing and integrating multiple systems across business domains, provide architecture guidance and recommending solutions based on industry best practices.

**What Youll Do**

+ As a Middleware Engineer, act as a liaison between the infrastructure engineers and application developers to automate and accelerate the testing, release and deployment of applications with manage infrastructure as code automation mind set.

+ Develop, manage and maintain critical microservices applications that are being migrated to public cloud from on-premise data center using provisioning/configuration automation tools such as Packer/Terraform/Puppet and through CI/CD pipeline.

+ Provide operational support for Staples enterprise applications in both on-premise and Azure cloud with deeper understanding/troubleshooting skills in network & middleware technologies such as Load Balancers (F5/Azure LB), Web Servers (IBM Http Server, Apache), Applications (WAS, Tomcat), and Messaging (IBM MQ, RabbitMQ).

+ Provide management with analysis of the systems and integration issues and challenges.

+ Define/determine proper KPIs to measure availability, performance, availability of services across various platforms.

+ Work with security team, identify and remediate security vulnerabilities in web/app space.

+ Ability to provide on call support at least once a month


**The Skills You Bring:**

+ 5 - 10 years of relevant industry experience plus BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field

+ 5+ years of hands-on experience in open source middleware technologies (WebSphere Application Server (WAS), Apache, Tomcat, IBM MQ, RabbitMQ etc.)

+ Strong scripting skills driving automation of workflows in a Linux/Unix environment (e.g.: Shell, Python, Perl)

+ 2+ years of hands-on experience in DevOps/Automation technologies such as Puppet/Ansible/Chef, Jenkins, GitHub/Bitbucket, Jira etc.

+ Proven experience in diagnostic, debugging, and troubleshooting skills

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Proven track record of taking ownership and getting results

+ Ability to influence and negotiate

+ Strong analytical skills, with excellent problem-solving abilities amid ambiguity

+ Ability to formulate data-driven decisions

+ Strong verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills

+ Exhibits excellent judgment

+ Has relentlessly high standards (is never satisfied with the status quo)

+ Experience working in Agile methodologies 5+ years of hands-on experience

_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._


Posted: 2020-07-30 Expires: 2020-08-29

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