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Front End Software Engineer (Outward, Inc.)

Date: Jan 7, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-14882
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


(Multiple Positions Available)

Location: San Jose, CA

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 journey for our parent company and our retail customers. We do this by offering new technology solutions that enable new experiences and top-notch visualizations of their products. We are continuously pushing the boundaries of how 3D and AR/ VR technologies will drive the next generation shopping experience. Through our portfolio of premium lifestyle brands -- our mission is to deepen consumer connections with the products that matter and deliver an innovative experience.

We are positioned as a technology leader in the visual merchandising space for retail, with a focus on improving customer experiences with next-generation product visualizations.

Come and join a growing team of engineers as we solve technological riddles and push the envelope of what can be done on the web! (

About the role

We are looking for talented and eager Frontend Web Engineers with interest in building interactive experiences on the web. Get exposure to HTML5/WebGL programming, leveraging modern games and graphics technologies to help real customers in the e-commerce space! Learn new tricks and techniques, diversify your resume and help make buying on the web less complicated - and more intuitive!

What you'll be doing

* Design, build, review, and maintain enterprise-scale applications
* Build demo applications for new clients and trade shows
* Build best in class HTML5/WebGL applications for desktop and mobile
* Work with static analysis, benchmarking, and profiling tools
* Build and maintain our standards and practices


Requirements & Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in a technical field, or equivalent practical experience
* 3-5 years of experience building web applications
* Programming experience with JavaScript (Browser & Node.js) and/or Typescript
* Experience with server-side frameworks such as Koa or Express
* Experience with client-side frameworks such as React, Angular, or Vue

Preferred skills (Nice to have)

* Graphics programming - WebGL, DirectX, OpenGL, etc.
* Game programming - Unity, Unreal, Phaser, Babylon.js, Pixi.js, Three.js, etc.
* Database programming - MongoDB, MySQL, MariaDB, MSSQL, etc.
* Proficiency with multiple languages, across paradigms - C/C++, Rust, C#, WebAssembly, ASM
* Automated testing- Selenium, WATIR, WebDriver, Puppeteer, etc.
* Experience in designing and analyzing data structures and algorithms
* E-commerce experience is a plus!

Outward's Benefits & Perks

* Medical, Dental, Vision, & 401K
* Company-Sponsored Team Events & Staff Parties
* Recently Relocated Headquarters, Great for Commuters!
* Twice Weekly Catered Lunch
* Free healthy snacks
* Dog-friendly, bring your furry pal with you to work
* Floating holidays, PTO, and game nights

This position Will Not offer relocation or Visa Sponsorship assistance.

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.

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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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