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Software Engineer, Data Platform (Outward, Inc.)

Date: Jul 27, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-15884
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.


As we continue to grow our business we need to develop and tune our applications to work at larger scales. We are looking for a talented Software Engineer to help us maintain and improve our internal applications and to apply strong data engineering knowledge to deliver successful KPIs.

Responsibilities will include

* Work within a small team maintaining and improving applications for internal use, and developing new features to improve overall stability and usability and support our production team
* Assist in software requirements analysis, design, development, and testing of software systems or applications for software enhancements and new products
* Apply the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering products
* Participate in the investigation and resolution of problems
* Support installation and operation of internal applications
* Participate in an internal review of software components and systems


Required skills /Qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
* 2-4 years of professional programming experience
* Strong skills with a proficiency in Python and Java
* 2+ years of SQL experience (Hive, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL)
* Professional experience using XML
* Strong analysis, debugging, and troubleshooting skills
* Experience with Git version control system

Desired Skills (nice-to-have)

* 2+ years of experience with data visualization and data-mining
* Experience with plugin development for Jira ticketing application
* Experience with SQL databases
* Experience with internal customer support including gathering and understanding requirements and translating these into actionable technical specifications
* Experience with AWS services like lambda, Cloud Formation, RDS, EC2, IAM

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
* 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.


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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