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Senior Systems Engineer (Outward, Inc.)

Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-14778
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 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.

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


We are looking for someone to join our San Jose, CA-based team to drive the Linux system administration, provisioning, configuration, CI/CD, and monitoring. 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.

Responsibilities (not a complete list):

* General Linux system administration tasks
* Help refactor existing architecture for greater automation
* Experience administering a large number of machines (200+)
* Assist the Cloud team



* Bachelor's Degree 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, Vagrant, VMware)
* Experience administering various web servers (Apache, Nginx)
* Scripting experience
* Understanding of core internet protocols, HTTP, HTTPS, DNS, SMTP etc.
* Strong understanding of git
* Strong documentation & communication skills

Nice to Have Skills:

* Professional experience with AWS
* Professional experience with Jenkins
* Experience with internal monitoring systems (Nagios, Grafana, SNMP, etc.)
* Experience with administering relational/NoSQL databases (MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, DynamoDB)
* Experience with Windows 10 / Windows 2016 Server administration

Outward's Benefits & Perks:

* Competitive Salary, Paid Time Off, Sick Days
* Health, Vision, Dental Insurance and 401(k)
* 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.


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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