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DevOps Engineer (Outward, Inc.)

Date: Feb 5, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-14360
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


Location: San Jose, CA

About Outward, 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, technology solutions that enable new and intuitive experiences and top-notch product visualizations. We are continuously pushing the boundaries of how 3D, AR/ VRcutting-edge 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.

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


We are looking for someone to help us design and maintain our computer infrastructure to scale to meet customer demand. The primary duties will be to help us design and maintain efficient, scalable software deployments. This includes assisting in automating software installations and configuration management. This will include maintaining peak operating efficiency of all compute infrastructure and increasing redundancy and reliability of internal tooling/services.

* Maintain, configure, and automate Windows and Linux servers and workstations, including computers with complex hardware setups: multiple graphics cards, RAID arrays, multiple NIC's, etc.
* Assist with general, day to day systems administration tasks
* Assist with physical and virtual Site Reliability Engineering: putting servers on UPSs, ensuring services have redundancy, decommissioning un-needed servers, etc.
* Work with internal software teams to automate installation and deployment processes


Requirements / Qualifications

* B.S. degree in IT/CS/EE or related experience
* Scripting experience: Python, and Bash. PowerShell skills highly preferred.
* Windows and Linux Systems Administration and Automation. Windows Server 2012r2
* Windows Server 2016, and Ubuntu 16.04. Ubuntu 18.04 a plus
* Experience with Python package management: pip, conda, on-premises repository servers
* Source Version Control: Git and Mercurial
* Solid understanding of Change Management best practices

Desired/ Nice-to-have skills

* Configuration Management: Ansible, Chef, Puppet, or PowerShell
* Provisioning: PXE, WinPE, Kickstart, FAI, or Cobbler
* ChatOps: Making chatbots for Slack or Rocket Chat
* CI/CD: Jenkins, GitLab
* Containers and Virtualization: Docker, Virtualbox, Vagrant
* Database experience: MySQL or similar RDBs
* Monitoring and Alerting: Nagios, Collectd, Grafana, Telegraf, Winlogbeat
* Storage maintenance experience: ZFS, NFS, Samba
* Web Servers: Apache, Nginx
* Cloud Computing: AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Azure

Outward Perks

* Competitive salary, Paid Time Off, Sick Days
* Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
* Catered Lunches 2 times a week and a kitchen with snacks and drinks
* Flexible Hours
* Extremely friendly and fun staff and management.

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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