Staples Automation Engineer in Framingham, Massachusetts


We collaborate and innovate…

Our North American Supply Chain network brings technology and people together in innovative ways to deliver state–of–the–art products, services, and expertise. Our extensive portfolio of opportunities span from traditional inventory, fulfillment and delivery to specialized strategy, automation, engineering, analytics, leadership, and logistics. Our diverse network paired with a continued commitment to and investment in our people, process, platforms and the communities in which we live and serve are the foundation on which we build our bright future.

If you are interested in leveraging your talents to drive innovation, customer satisfaction, market growth, personal development and industry change in a dynamic team work environment---please explore the opportunities within our world class Supply Chain team!


Staples Automation and Robotics Engineers are the primary drivers of innovation within the Staples North American delivery network. Automation and Robotics Engineers have a wide variety of skills including software engineering, systems design, problem solving, communication and leadership skills. They lead diverse teams, with members from many different departments, so they must be able to gain the trust of others and influence teams to make decisions in the best interest of the company.

PrimaryDuties andResponsibilities

  • Working with multiple cross functional engineers to bring a concept from concept to reality.

  • Building robust and scalable software applications to support Staples Robotics and Automation.

  • Work closely with cross functional teams to integrate conveyer controls solutions.

  • Ability to provide technical expertise in software design, construction, and deployment.

  • Perform on-site commissioning support


EssentialSkills Required

  • BS or MS in: Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Mathematics.

  • 5-7 years of experience in related field.

  • Experience designing and deploying a high quality, scalable enterprise software solution.

  • Familiarity with the following programming languages: C, C++, C#, Visual Basic, Java and Python.

  • Database skills: PostgreSQL, Teradata, MS SQL Server, IBM DB2

  • Analytic tools: Tableau, Qlikview, Micro strategy

  • Other: Hadoop, shell scripting, process simulation software, emulate3D

  • Understanding of computer networking concepts and architecture is a plus

  • Warehouse operations management experience or experience with warehouse management and/or execution systems is a plus

  • Experience with or training in statistical analysis is a plus

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills in software and hardware.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, detail oriented and the ability to conduct meetings and presentations with associates from all levels of management.

  • Will work with Automation and Robotics team to recommend and execute improvement opportunities.

  • Will be leading projects and will be providing direction and leadership to associates on these teams

  • Will be a member of the team helping to optimize systems and processes.

  • Candidate must be highly independent and resourceful; often able to find the solutions to problems with little or no support

  • Job will require 25-50% travel

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.