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Senior Web Engineer - Contract (Outward, Inc.)

Date: Mar 21, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-15302
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


Location: San Jose, CA

Terms: 3- 6-month contract on a W2 (Non-exempt)

This position Will Not offer Visa Sponsorship or relocation assistance.

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



* 7+ Years of professional work experience working with JavaScript and web technologies
* Bachelors or Masters 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 is able to 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

Hours & Additional Information:

* Monday - Friday; 40 hours per week max
* Work hours: anytime between 8 AM -- 8 PM (1-hour unpaid lunch break); 8 paid working hours max per day
* Overtime must be approved by an immediate supervisor in advance
* Estimated Start Date: April / May 2019

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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