Employee Spotlight: Sree – Digital Innovator

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Meet Sree! She is a leader on our e-commerce engineering team. With a focus on customer experience, her team is responsible for developing tools that enable users to navigate through the online buying process more effectively.

I sat with Sree to learn more about her team, what she loves about software engineering and why we need to excite more young girls about tech careers. Here’s what she had to say:

Describe your career journey at Staples.

I joined the team in 2005 as a Senior Software Engineer and worked on various websites for Staples and our subsidiaries, including Quill, Staples Canada, and Staples Business Advantage. More recently, I moved into a technical management role, which I thoroughly enjoy. In this role, I work with multiple cross-functional teams responsible for transforming customer experience from our legacy B2B sites into next-generation platforms. 

What do you love about being a software engineer?

I love that every day brings a new challenge. I get to work with new technologies, partner with passionate engineers, and solve critical problems.

What makes someone successful on your team?

Being enthusiastic, analytical, and collaborative.

As a female leader, what do you believe young women need to know when considering technology as a career path?

It is so important to get young women excited about working in the tech field. We need to show them that technology is the best way to turn their ideas into a reality. When you work in the tech space, your projects will be seen and used by thousands of people, and you get the joy of seeing results very quickly.

What’s your favorite Staples memory thus far?

The recent launch of our new brands stands out to me the most. When the brands were announced to the Staples team, we had a unique celebration where we got to experience each brand personality for the first time.  It was inspiring to see employees’ contributions come to life.

Why should someone join the Staples Digital Solutions (SDS) team?

Our team is full of passionate people who come to work ready to deliver great experiences for our customers. There are tremendous opportunities on our team, and you get to use cutting edge technologies to build solutions.

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