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Director, Technology - Supply Chain & Logistics

Date: Apr 3, 2019

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-15184
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


Our Company

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.

You will be an integral member of the Supply Chain 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...

Perform a key role in the delivery transformation to an Agile / Scrum methodology
Participate as a member of the engineering leadership in setting and executing strategy for the team
Lead team members in delivery best practices, coding / development skills, adoption of new technology and instill code delivery standards
Assist in constantly improving the Engineering organization and making it a great place to work
Estimate development effort, perform resource allocation, and plan implementations and system rollouts
Facilitate and encourage continuous education efforts for your team both on key technologies and also the Williams-Sonoma business domain
Attract, select and retain critical talent for the team
Develop a solid understanding of key systems and processes
Guide and counsel on Williams-Sonoma Inc. policies and procedures related to software development and delivery.
Provide clear, specific goals to the team and communicate performance feedback regularly through regular 1-1 meetings and performance reviews
Facilitate Communities-of-Practice in key technologies
Performs other duties as required

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

We're a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe
A technology 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!

Desired Skills and Experience

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

* Deep expertise in Order Management Systems and Fulfillment logic. In depth knowledge of the Sterling OMS solution is an advantage
* Demonstrated ability to think strategically about the best ways to solve Supply Chain problems
* Demonstrated experience leading successful development efforts
* Experience promoting teamwork, inspiring and motivating people to fulfill their potential
* An understanding of, and enthusiasm for, SCRUM management techniques
* Highly knowledgeable and skilled in software development practices and techniques including but not limited to:

* Source code management -- branching, tagging and merging
* Code reviews and adherence to standards
* Automated unit and integration testing
* Expert skills in several of the following:

* Object-oriented design and development
* Java technologies - J2EE and the Spring framework. Skilled at application performance tuning.
* Internet technologies (TCP/IP, HTTP, HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript).
* AngularJS / Angular 2 / ReactJS experience valuable
* Web Information Architecture, including REST principles
* Service oriented designs and techniques (Web Services, JSON, SOAP, Micro-Services, Service Discovery)
* Database storage and interaction (SQL, Oracle, JDBC, "no-SQL" technologies)
* Proficient in software tools like Eclipse IDE, IntelliJ, Putty, WinSCP, SqlDeveloper, JIRA, XMLSpy, SVN.
* Demonstrated proficiency in continuous integration capabilities and technologies; CI jFrog-Artifactory, SonarQube, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Jenkins CI, Docker, Kubernetes
* Experience with GitHub version control / management
* Ability to review and critique proposed designs and offer thoughtful feedback in a collegial fashion
* Skilled in writing and presenting -- able to craft needed messages so they are clearly expressed and easily understood



* Bachelors degree -- or foreign equivalent -- in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or 10 years of progressively-responsible experience in software development
* Experience in Supply Chain / Retail / eCommerce
* 10+ years experience in software development and delivery
* 5+ years of team leadership experience in a dynamic delivery technology organization

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: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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