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Business Analyst, Contract (Outward, Inc.)

Date: Apr 10, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-15431
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


Location: San Jose, CA

Terms: 3- 6-month contract on a W2 (Non-exempt); Conversion will be considered after 3-6-months

This position Will Not offer Visa Sponsorship or relocation assistance.

About Outward, Inc.

Outward, Inc. is based in San Jose, CA and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams Sonoma, Inc. (

At Outward Inc. our vision is to 'lower the friction' with regards to all aspects of the customer shopping journey for our retail customers globally. We do this by offering cutting edge technology solutions that enable new and intuitive experiences and top-notch product visualizations. We are continuously pushing the boundaries of how 3D, AR/ VR, and web technologies will drive the next generation shopping experience. Our mission is to deepen consumer connections with the products that matter and deliver best-in-class experiences.

About the role:

We are seeking a Business Analyst that has worked in a technology function. This person will have an analytical background and experience in managing data pipelines and dashboards, with the ability to make recommendations based on imperfect data from multiple internal and external sources.

This person must have the ability to work both independently and cross-functionally (Finance, Sales, Product, and Engineering). The ideal candidate will be passionate about E-Commerce and SaaS and be intellectually curious, learn quickly, and be able to move fast while maintaining focus on high-impact projects.



* BSc Degree in Statistics, Math, or Business
* 3 - 5 years of professional experience working as a Business Analyst within a technology function
* 2+ years of professional experience using Python & R - SAS is a plus!
* 2+ years of MATLAB, SQL, & Advanced Excel experience
* Experience with Retail/E-Commerce industry and know how to apply analytic techniques to solve problems and set up test cases that can impact client sites
* Can build & manage a large amount of data pipelines as it contains to client web performance
* Ability to speak to a group about projects and the current status of those projects
* Project management and organizational skills with attention to detail
* Strong work ethic and a team player, and the ability to think quickly on your feet
* Ability to work independently on complex problems of varying complexity and scope
* Ability interface at many levels, including internal/external clients
* Great communication skills (written and verbal)

Hours & Additional Information:

* Monday - Friday; 40 hours per week max
* Work hours: anytime between 8 AM -- 6 PM (1-hour unpaid lunch break); 8 paid working hours max per day
* Overtime must be approved by an immediate supervisor in advance
* Estimated Start Date: April / May 2019

Benefits & Perks:

* Company-Sponsored Team Events & Staff Parties
* Recently Relocated Headquarters, Great for Commuters!
* Twice Weekly Catered Lunch
* Dog-friendly, bring your furry pal with you to work

Outward, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Outward, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the California Fair Employment Act (AB 1008), or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.



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 Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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