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Date: Aug 31, 2017

Location: Rocklin, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-11472
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

About the Team

You will be part of the WSI Digital team in Rocklin, designing, building, and delivering key software components of our ecommerce platform. Ecommerce is a critical business channel for Williams-Sonoma Inc, driving 53% of sales revenue across our brands. We are growing the ecommerce team and investing many exciting initiatives that are changing retail and the customer's shopping experience. Key initiatives include online-store integration, cross-brand shopping, and personalization and loyalty programs.

About the Role

In the Senior Scrum Master role, you will guide teams in the development of our eCommerce software. Scrum teams are co-located and are responsible for engineering and testing within their feature area.

As scrum master, you guide, lead, and serve your teams so that together you deliver awesome software.

You ensure your teams embrace Agile throughout the product lifecycle, and coach them to deliver to their full potential. You may also mentor other scrum masters and teams adopting the Agile approach.

You will also lead multi-team programs that require scrum-of-scrums and cross-team coordination.

This role reports to the Manager, Digital PMO.

You're excited about this opportunity because you will...

* Facilitate and lead scrum ceremonies: standups, sprint planning, demos, and retrospectives.
* Act as a servant-leader to remove or drive resolution of impediments to the team's progress.
* Work with product owners to ensure groomed backlogs of stories that are ready for the team.
* Provide real transparency into the team's velocity, both to the team and to the business.
* Work with engineering to implement code, automated testing, and build/release standards.
* Communicate project-feature status to the PMO for purpose of iterating the product roadmap.
* Manage project budgets and provide input into annual financial planning for the portfolio.
* Protect the integrity of the team and its velocity from unnecessary external influences.
* Coach the team on continually improving process, estimation, quality, and velocity.
* Care for the team - seek to unlock the energy and potential of the team to be the best it can be.

Why you will love working at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

* We're a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe
* A technologically and data-driven business
* Competitive salaries, and comprehensive health benefits
* We're at the forefront of tech and retail, redefining technology for the next generation
* We're passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience
* We get to be creative on a daily basis
* A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas
* We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Desired Skills and Experience

We're excited about you because...

* You have a BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field (or equivalent experience)
* You've been working for 10 years or more in software development, ideally in eCommerce
* For 5 years or more, your primary job has been a Scrum Master working in an Agile environment
* You can demonstrate a solid understanding of how to develop great software and lead projects
* You're a star at coaching teams on story-writing, backlog prioritization, and story estimation
* You've got an entrepreneurial energy and ability to find solutions to challenges your team faces
* You communicate concisely
* You act like a leader to influence others to choose the right path
* You work like a coach in your passion to get your team to perform at its best
* You are CSP or CSM certified
* You can get the job done using JIRA, Confluence, and Slack

About Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

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.

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.

Employment/promotion to this role will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.

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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, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.


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