Share this Job

Senior Linux Engineer

Date: Jun 5, 2019

Location: Rocklin, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-15610
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


About the Team

You will be part of the Technical Solutions team responsible for designing, building, delivering and providing Linux Engineering support for our Linux server environments, as well as: Puppet, Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible, TensorFlow, vRealize, VMware, Azure, GCP and Oracle cloud. Our job is to ensure that every customer has the best experience possible utilizing the Linux solutions we provide.

The mission of the Linux Engineering team is to harness emerging technologies to enable solutions that enhance the services we provide to the various technology groups within the company. The Linux Engineering team exercises control over their environments through implementing automation standards and best practices with the freedom to explore innovative approaches to their work.

Our success is measured by our ability to deliver a seamless customer experience and extraordinary value in everything we do.

About the Role

In the Sr. Systems Linux Engineering role, you will be responsible for deploying the multi-year strategy for all of Williams-Sonoma's Linux infrastructure that supports our corporate and retail locations worldwide. You will work with other engineers to deliver performance and service standards from your internal customer's requirements. Using your technical experience, you will deploy to standards, automate service delivery, complete capacity planning and demonstrate efficient and effective use of the Linux environment.

This role reports to the IT Manager of Technology Solutions Infrastructure.

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

* Develop and Implement the technical standards for Linux OS running REHL and CentOS.
* Implement capacity planning for Linux REPOs and support tools for Linux, (ie, Puppet, GitHub, Satellite, Kubernetes, Docker, Ansible, TensorFlow, Jenkins)
* Work with the architects to evaluate new technologies and perform POCs (Proof of Concept labs) to extend the multi-year roadmap and set overall technical direction for our infrastructure team
* Gather, analyze and drive project requirements, design and implement Linux infrastructure components
* Work closely with Level2 team(s) and help define their workflow and runbooks
* Have the opportunity to be hands-on, working side by side with our people to get things done
* Grow and develop your team's technical capabilities, manage individual's priorities and tasks.
* Publish Build-To and review the As-Built documentation for current and new server related design deployments
* Provide insightful data to guide decision making and offer proactive solutions.

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 a deep and wide understanding of Linux Operating Systems, Virtualization platforms, Cloud Computing, Configuration Management tools (example: Puppet, TensorFlow, Ansible) and strong familiarity with Oracle and/or SQL databases, VMWare and/or HyperV
* You have a firm grasp of scripting techniques including Linux scripting language, Python, ksh, bash, shell scripting is highly desired
* You have strong working knowledge of security best practices for implementing highly secure Linux solutions
* Ideally, you have experience deploying and maintaining a Satellite patch solution and experience configuring and managing AD SPN objects on Linux servers using keytab files
* You have experience with configuration, administration and performance troubleshooting experience for Linux OS, apache/tomcat, and database servers running on Linux.
* You have hands-on experience on Puppet, Satellite, REPOs, and Linux automation
* You have knowledge of Server hardening, system monitoring, performance tuning and process mapping.
* You work well in a fast paced, collaborative environment
* You have strong capabilities in empowering and enabling your team members
* You have strong communication skills that help convey unconventional ideas that well-grounded engineers need to be sold on

Technical Competencies required:

* Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Sciences, Engineering, or related field (an equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience may be considered)
* 10+ years of a managing Linux Operating Systems in an enterprise environment
* 7+ years leading technical teams that solve complex problems and provide detailed technical and business analysis
* Fundamental understanding of deploying and supporting Linux servers in a highly available and fault tolerant enterprise level environment.
* Delivery of fully integrated, automated, and highly available Linux provisioning process with enterprise level tools and technologies
* Superior oral and written communication skills. Ability to exhibit a commanding presence when necessary
* Superior computer skills including business applications such as MS Windows and MS Office including Excel, Access, Visio and Word. Service-Now experience a plus
* Knowledge of theory and principles of project management

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. 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

Job Segment: Linux, Engineer, Database, Oracle, ERP, Technology, Engineering