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Engineering Manager - Kafka

Date: Mar 11, 2019

Location: Rocklin, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-14777
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


About the Role

As an Engineering Manager -- you own the teams and platforms for current and next-generation integration that enables Williams Sonoma systems to work seamlessly across the enterprise and channels.

You will be an integral member of the Integration Technology leadership team leading team members across multiple locations. You will also be a strong voice in the larger WSI Tech organization building a world class Technology organization.

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

* Implement scalable and robust data integration platform with emerging technologies
* Ability to see the big picture from business perspective and drive the platform maturity
* Work with product and technology members to drive the adoption of the new integration platform
* Continuously evaluate and find opportunities to grow platform KPIs
* Participate as a member of the engineering leadership in setting and executing strategy for the team
* Data Integration is the backbone at Williams Sonoma -- ensure continuous availability and compliance objectives of the company
* Execute the "follow the sun" production support model with geographically distributed teams
* Facilitate and encourage continuous education efforts for your team both on key technologies and also the Williams-Sonoma business domain
* Provide clear, specific goals to the team and communicate performance feedback regularly through regular 1-1 meetings and performance reviews

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
* We have fun!


We're excited about you because you have...

* Deep expertise about messaging infrastructure and integration patterns with in depth knowledge from design to runtime optimization.
* Deep expertise with Kafka (Apache/Confluent versions) and successfully implemented Kafka from ground up.
* Additionally, built and maintain messaging servers, SSL certs, networking skills and must be fluent in working with UNIX based operating systems.
* Deep expertise in implementing monitoring/alerting tools Like Prometheus, Grafana, Nagios, ELK, App Dynamics
* Experience promoting teamwork, inspiring and motivating people to fulfill their potential
* Managed day to day engineering activities -- platform upgrades, patching, DR failover/failback exercises, SOX compliance, 24/7 on call schedule management, infrastructure resources forecast/planning -- CPU/Memory/Storage
* Experience in stabilizing and tuning middleware, messaging servers, application servers, database servers for scalability and optimal performance.
* Proficient in continuous integration capabilities and technologies - CI jFrog-Artifactory, git, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Jenkins CI, Docker, Kubernetes
* Proficient in infrastructure scripting languages python, shell, java, pearl...
* Experience in developing software with one to many programming languages like Java, Node JS, Java Script and Python.
* Working experience with Oracle/Cassandra/MySQL or database technologies.

Required Qualifications...

* Bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
* 8+ years of progressively responsible experience in software engineering
* 3+ years of team leadership experience in a dynamic technology organization

About Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. Our family of brands includes 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. In 2017, we acquired Outward, Inc., a 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform for the home furnishings and décor industry. 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.


Once you are here, you can look forward to a wide variety of benefits. Our corporate vision--to enhance our customers' quality of life at home--extends to the lives of our associates. To that end, we offer an extensive benefits package designed to help you grow, personally and professionally, to keep you healthy, to prepare you for the unexpected, to care for your family and to build a secure future. Depending on your position and your location, here's a look at what you might be eligible for:

* A generous discount on all Williams Sonoma Inc. brands through multiple shopping channels
* A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities
* Paid vacations, holidays and other time-off programs
* Health benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance; health and dependent care tax-free spending accounts; medical, family and bereavement leave; same-sex domestic partner benefits; short- and long-term disability programs; life and travel insurance; an employee assistance program
* Tax-free commuter benefits
* A wellness program that supports your physical, financial and emotional health
* In-person and online learning opportunities through WSI University, LearnIt and AcademyX
* Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities
* Quarterly sample sales
* A business casual work environment
* Time off to volunteer
* Matching donations to qualifying nonprofit organizations
* Company-sponsored walks and runs
* Discounts on nearby gyms and other local businesses


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.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento

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