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Senior Web Engineer (Outward, Inc.)

Date: May 10, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-15733
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 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! (

What you'll be doing:

* Building & Maintaining Best in class HTML5 Applications on Desktop and Mobile platforms
* Maintaining and Supporting Multiple World-Renowned Brand Clients
* Benchmarking & Profiling Web Applications
* Work closely with UI/UX and Production Staff
* Perform Performance Profiling and Optimization
* Participate in Design and Code Reviews
* Build Demo Applications for Sales staff to take to clients to highlight the company's strengths
* Identify and address performance bottlenecks
* Ship code that impacts millions of people and pushes boundaries of the modern customer experience


Who you are and what you will need to know:

* 5-7 Years of professional work experience working with core JavaScript and web technologies
* Previous experience mentoring a small to mid-size team
* Bachelors or Master's Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience
* Must be proactive, self-directed and organized
* Design and document clear and structured APIs
* Strong background in computer science fundamentals, design patterns, algorithms and data structures
* Exceptional problem solving and debugging skills
* Experience with at least one graphics library (ie. Direct3d, Vulkan, OpenGL, WebGL, Metal)
* Ability to quickly isolate and debug complex issues within the code
* Team player who can work with others in gathering requirements and building coherent solutions
* Highly effective communication and collaboration skills
* Ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment
* Confident in your work and care about the quality of what you produce

Nice-to-have skills:

* Experience with Pixi, Three.js, Babylon.js and other similar libraries
* Experience with Game Development Tools/Engines like Unreal Engine 4, XNA, Unity 3D, Duality, Phaser
* Experience Writing, Debugging and Maintaining Shaders
* Experience with Automation Tools (e.g. Jenkins, Docker)
* Knowledge of database technologies (e.g. MySQL, MSSQL, MongoDB)
* Experience with 3D applications (e.g. Maya, 3DSMax, Blender, zBrush and vRay)
* Proficiency in multiple languages (e.g. Python, PHP, Rust, C#, C/C++)
* Interest and ability to learn other coding languages and modern engineering tools
* Experience in teaching, tutoring, and leadership

Outward's Benefits & Perks:

* Medical, Dental, Vision, Pet Insurance
* 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, showers, & game room
* Office dogs! Bring your furry pal with you to work
* Flexible working hours
* Friendly, caring co-workers and management

This position Will Not offer relocation assistance or remote 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.

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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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