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Senior DevOps Engineer (Outward, Inc.)

Date: Jun 23, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-15126
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


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 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.


We're looking for someone to join our DevOps team to drive Linux system administration, provisioning, configuration, CI/CD, monitoring, and alerting. The primary duties will be to help maintain and improve Outward's internal infrastructure, including automation of repetitive tasks and proactive maintenance of Linux server environments.

Primary Responsibilities

* General Linux system administration/automation tasks
* Help refactor existing architecture for greater automation
* Automate administration of a large number of machines (200+)
* Assist and support the Cloud Engineering team
* Monitoring/alerting of on-premise and AWS resources



* B.S. degree in CS/EE/IT or equivalent work experience
* 5+ years of experience with administrating Unix/Linux systems
* Professional experience with an automation framework (Ansible, Terraform, Puppet etc.)
* Professional experience with virtualization/container technologies (Docker, KVM)
* Experience administering various web servers (Apache, Nginx)
* Strong scripting experience using Python/Bash
* Understanding of core internet protocols, TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, DNS, DHCP etc.
* Strong understanding of git
* Strong documentation & communication skills

Nice to Have Skills

* Professional experience with AWS, Boto3 Python libraries
* Professional experience with Jenkins
* Experience with server/service monitoring systems (Nagios, Grafana, SNMP, Cloudwatch, X-Ray, etc.)
* Experience with administering relational/NoSQL databases (MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, DynamoDB)
* Experience with Windows 10 / Windows 2016 Server administration
* Ability to troubleshoot issues across multiple domains such as network, storage, OS, application, etc.

Outward's Perks

* Medical, Dental, Vision
* 401K
* Paid time off
* Company-sponsored team events such as regular staff parties
* Fantastic new headquarters
* Fully stocked kitchens with catered lunches twice a week
* On-site gym & game room
* Office dogs! Bring your furry pal with you to work
* Flexible working hours
* Friendly, caring co-workers 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.


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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