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Manager, Engineering Infrastructure & Release

Date: Jul 11, 2017

Location: Rocklin, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-9992
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time



Our Company

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home in the United States. Our family of brands are Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room and even outdoor spaces. We've seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn't changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. Today, we're a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing - and we're always looking for new energy and ideas.

Manager, Engineering Infrastructure & Release

Williams-Sonoma Inc. is seeking an individual with a passion for quality, a strong technical foundation and superb organizational skills to bring excellence, automation and predictability to the release of our industry leading web sites and services. You will be responsible for honing our Continuous Integration and Delivery strategy, managing our releases to all integrated environments and establishing an enterprise release practice. You will manage several teams of talented individuals engaged in release coordination, testing and delivery of engineering infrastructure.


* Oversee and coordinate all software releases for the eCommerce organization
* Perform troubleshooting and root cause analysis as required on all release issues
* Own and direct our Continuous Integration and Delivery strategies
* Facilitate near constant releases to dozens of integrated testing environments
* Research new software development and configuration management methodologies and work with the engineering leadership team in implementing those that provide value
* Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams in up to four different locations
* Maintain appropriate disaster-recovery and business continuity plans for all systems owned by the eCommerce organization
* Drive continuous improvement in our release practice
* Work with our infrastructure team to acquire new hardware, software and virtualized services
* Attract, select and retain critical talent for the team
* Provide clear, specific goals to the team and communicate performance feedback regularly through regular 1-1 meetings and performance reviews
* Coach team members in key job-related skills



* 3-5 years' experience managing a complex software release environment
* 5+ years' experience in supporting an engineering team in building and releasing complex software products
* Experience working in an Agile environment
* Highly proficient in source code management techniques and tools
* Demonstrated leadership experience
* Technical knowledge of Linux, macOS, release and configuration management tools
* Proven experience in supporting complex environments

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento

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