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UI Engineer (Outward, Inc.)

Date: Jun 7, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-15423
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.

About the role:

We are seeking passionate UI Engineers to build highly usable, attractive and exciting user interface layers for interactive and engaging web applications to enhance the existing eCommerce and/or store experiences.

What you will do:

* You will closely collaborate with scrum team members in the planning, scoping and development of new software applications and experiences
* You will ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs closely work with the UIUX team throughout the SDLC (from inception through production)
* You Comprehend user workflows, use-case scenarios, and application business logic to create efficient, high usability interfaces
* You will produce quality code with elegant solutions to complex problems
* You will consistently develop, test, and deploy new software applications according to specifications in an Agile environment
* You will modify existing software to implement enhancements and optimize performance for maximum speed and scalability
* You will run and monitor performance tests on new and existing software for the purposes of correcting mistakes, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging
* You will take an active role in cross-departmental projects when needed
* You will interact regularly with managers, stakeholders, scrum team members, DevOps team, and potentially external customers
* You will liaise with network administrators, systems analysts, programmers, and other software engineers to resolve any defects in products or company systems


We are interested in you, because:

* You are passionate about UI development and its implementation for cross-browser platforms and different device types
* You love collaborating closely with the UI/UX team and believe constant communication and feedback will result in the best user experience and software solution
* You have solid expertise and hands-on experience with Web Applications and programming languages such as JavaScript, HTML, HTML5 CSS, CSS3, jQuery and API's
* You have Hands-on experience with or at least experimented with Node.js and React.js
* You build simple and easy to maintain high quality and cross-browser compatible code for mobile and desktop.
* You have hands-on experience in TDD (Test Driven Development) as well as FDD (Feature or Functionality Driven Development)
* You are a well-rounded developer able to plan, organize and prioritize your project related work and activities. Time management has no secrets to you
* Communication and collaboration are your second nature and make you a wanted team member
* You love taking initiative and grab an opportunity when it presents itself
* You continuously learn new technologies and are aware of the latest trends in tech

Additional Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
* Minimum 2 years of professional experience with JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3
* Strong Web Programming Skills
* E-commerce experience is a plus!

Outward's Benefits & Perks:

* Medical, Dental, Vision, & 401K

* Company-Sponsored Team Events & Staff Parties

* Twice Weekly Catered Lunches

* Employee snack buffet

* Dog-friendly, bring your furry pal to work

* Floating holidays, PTO, and game nights

This position does not offer relocation, remote work, or Visa Sponsorship assistance.

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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