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Senior Systems Engineer (Middleware)

Date: May 7, 2019

Location: Rocklin, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-13483
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


About the role:

The goal of a Senior Systems Engineer is to install, configure, and deploy tools and applications to development, system test, performance, and production environments. Promote working software to development, system test, performance, and production environments as quickly as possible through fully automated build and deployments while maintaining build stability and improving speed and quality every step of the way. Provide administration and engineering support on multiple OS platforms in a multi-vendor environment, while working closely with architecture, application development, database, server and networking teams.

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

* Reviews and provides feedback for system design solutions
* Leads and participates in installation and configuration activities
* Develops and maintains procedures and system documentation
* Performs systems resource optimization activities
* Oversees monitoring, system access, and configuration management
* Participates in systems management, and security compliance activities.
* Supports resolution of production support incidents
* Routinely monitors all systems within the domain
* Researches new technologies (open source) and processes, collaborating on solutions for multiple teams and features
* Frequently interacts with business users, and/or functional peer group and managers
* Actively shares knowledge (technical and professional) through shared resources and informal teachings
* Identifies automation opportunities by communicating and collaborating with the team
* Develops and implements automation using Java, Shell, Python
* Researches and recommends automation and monitoring tools
* Provides automation best practices and IT operations support in an always-up, always-available service
* Troubleshoots issues across development, test and production systems
* Participates in On-Call rotation support

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!


Technical Competencies required:

* Bachelor's or Master's degree in relevant field of work or equivalent work experience
* Minimum of 8 years of related experience
* Experience with the following: Apache Tomcat, JBoss, IBM MQ WebSphere, Apache HTTP Server, HAProxy
* Experience with Orchestration Tools (Rundeck)
* Proficient in scripting languages (i.e. Shell/Curl/Python), domain specific languages, and Unix shells
* Experience with distributed version control systems (e.g. Git, CVS, Subversion)
* Experience with build automation and dependency tools (e.g. Ant, Maven, Gradle)
* Experience with continuous integration tools (e.g. Jenkins, Bamboo, CruiseControl)
* Experience with configuration management tools (e.g. Ansible, Chef, Puppet)
* Working knowledge in using and configuring various performance monitoring tools (AppDynamics or Nagios preferred, open to Wily Introscope, New Relic, JON, IBM Tivoli, BMC Patrol, IPSoft webchecks)
* Expert knowledge of Unix/Linux and working knowledge of Windows operating systems
* Proficiency in Networking and Load Balancing (F5)
* Experience with the process of packaging and deploying EAR, WAR, JAR files
* Knowledge in branching, merging, conflict resolution strategies etc

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
* A bike share program
* Time off to volunteer
* Matching donations to qualifying nonprofit organizations
* Company-sponsored walks and runs
* Healthy, organic options in the cafeteria and an awesome salad bar
* 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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