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Senior Systems Engineer (Elasticsearch)

Date: May 6, 2019

Location: Rocklin, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-15609
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 Infrastructure team responsible for designing, building and delivering key technical building blocks such as Servers, Containers, Storage, Networking, Voice, Databases, Data Centers, Service Desk and Monitoring tools. Our job is to ensure that every WSI location, associate and customer has the best experience possible utilizing the vast array of technical solutions we provide.

The vision of the Enterprise Tools team is to drive efficiency and innovation across the organization in respect to enterprise-level tools. The team drives efficiency by providing tools that help to streamline processes and tasks that are currently performed in the organization. We help drive innovation by continually improving our existing tools and providing "value add" options of adding new tools to our environment. Our customer success is paramount to the organizations success and ability to deliver an exceptional customer experience

About the Role

In the Senior System Engineer role, you will be responsible for building, managing and administering an enterprise scale Elastic cluster. The position is as rewarding as it is challenging, and we see the progress made so far as a solid first step

Additionally, you will ensure the cluster continues to run under optimal conditions and will work across all other teams to ensure proper ingestion of various logs by Metricbeats, Filebeats, Logstash, and Packetbeats. Alongside team members, you will also be developing integrations with other tools which make up other aspects of our service management functions within the organization. Common troubleshooting task include Evaluating existing Elastic cluster configuration parameters, query performance tuning, managing unassigned shards, and determining root cause of node cluster failures.

This role reports to the Manager of Enterprise Tools.

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

* Be a team player with integrity, passion, initiative, and leadership ability to motivate others
* Be proficient at working across the organization and interact/influence/negotiate effectively at all levels, peers and management
* Be organized, thorough, and extremely detail oriented; taking ownership/responsibility of overall work quality
* Love being a problem-solver, multi-tasker and trouble-shooter of complex and diverse systems
* Bring new ideas that stretch our bounds and move the team to the next level
* Make hands-on contributions to all aspects of the group's responsibilities
* Drive continual improvement and positive change with your scalable solutions
* Collaborate with engineers to build solutions that satisfy both infrastructure and application teams

* Train up your own skills and mentor other team members
* Communicate strategies, project feasibility and timelines to internal Business and Project Stakeholders
* Partner with a cross functional group of subject matter experts to design and execute your strategy
* Have opportunities to be hands-on, working side by side with our people to get things done
* 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 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
* We have an 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 and enjoy our time together!


We're excited about you because...

* You have a BS or MS in Business, Computer Sciences, Engineering, or related field (an equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience may be considered)
* You have experience with building, managing and administering and enterprise scale Elastic cluster
* You have a minimum of 5 + years in related work experience
* You are familiar with the principles of DevOps
* You have superior oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence others
* You are proficiency working in a complex, dynamic technical environment

Technical Competencies Required:

* ELK 6.X large clustering experience
* Index curation/retention management and retention policy experience
* Advanced dashboard creation
* Solid grok experience
* Filebeats
* Desired Skills: Kafka integration, Packetbeats, Metricbeat

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
* 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.

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