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Lead Quality Engineer
Williams-Sonoma Inc. | San Francisco, California
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Job Description

Requisition Number: SS-10780
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


Key Responsibilities

* Strategize, develop and execute System and regression tests on company's Enterprise Data Warehouse.
* Lead and mentor ETL / BI Test team resources, maximizing throughput and resource balancing of Full time and consultant resources.
* Recruit, educate and engage the ETL / BI test team through technical mentoring and coaching.
* Ensure adherence to extensible and scalable data warehouse design and operational best practices.
* Ensure adherence, assurance and review of ETL / BI Unit Testing.
* Drive process change, specifically around quality delivery, consistency and maintainability of Enterprise Data Warehouse.
* Design and deliver automation frameworks for company's Enterprise Data Warehouse.
* Work with different vendors to evaluate the industry tools which can help the company achieve their fullest potential.
* Provide thought leadership on long term strategy planning and managing policy development to address complex business issues.
* Strategize around data Governance, Data quality and automation framework to streamline the process.
* Drive Process improvement initiatives to improve productivity.


* BA/BS degree or equivalent experience.
* 2 - 3 years of Technical lead background in Data Warehouse environment.
* 8 or more years of hands-on experience Testing in an Oracle/ Teradata Data Warehouse environment required.
* Strong Experience in SQL programming, Unix scripting and performance tuning is required.
* Strong experience in ETL Test Automation space is required.
* 8 or more years experience in analyzing, testing, documentation and maintaining complex software programs.
* 8 or more years experience in designing the Test Strategy, writing Test Cases and Test execution activities for Data Warehouse Environment.
* Strong experience in Data Quality, Source Systems Analysis, and Business Rules Validation.
* Understanding of data integration best practices in data warehouse environment.
* Demonstrated leadership in instructing, guiding and overseeing the work of team members.
* Strong written and oral communication skills are essential.
* Would require working with business users, understanding requirements, and training them on data retrieval from Oracle / Teradata.
* Enough practical experience to train others in decision making, risk assessment, job knowledge, analysis, and project management.
* Ability to work independently and multi-task to meet critical deadlines in a rapidly changing environment.
* JIRA experience is a Plus.
* Understanding of data modeling desired.
* Control-M experience is a plus.
* Experience with Hadoop technologies desired.
* Development Experience with Informatica Powercenter and Ab Initio desired.
* Experience with customer data in a retail setting is also preferred.


Personal Competencies

Global Business Acumen - Understand the complexity of business on a global scale. Embrace cultural and individual differences with empathy. Work with the nuances of specific local cultures to make informed decisions.

Strategic and Analytical Capability -- Ability to think globally, strategically, and objectively. Effectively translates data into actionable insights, strategies and financial plans.

Leading Teams -- Attracts, develops and motives the talent needed for current and future business requirements. Articulates an inspiring vision for the future, establishes high performance expectations and sets example through own behavior. Ensures alignment of individual goals with overall business objectives. Coaches team members to success and holds individuals accountable for achieving results.

Drive for Results -- Credibility earned through delivering results. Balances urgent and effective action, commitment to excellence, taking initiative to resolve problems and work quality. Demonstrates high initiative and provides leadership in a project-oriented environment.

Effective Communication -- Communicates clearly and effectively with associates at all levels, board members, external partners and customers. Strong verbal and written presentation skills including the ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way and to tailor key messages and presentation style to multiple audiences.

Influence and Collaboration -- Builds and sustains collaborative relationships at multiple levels in the company. Able to work through complex disagreements and conflict to achieve resolution. Builds trust by including others and by keeping the cross-functional teams focused on the success of the entire company.

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.

About Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of products for the home. The retail segment of the Company’s business sells its products through five retail store concepts: Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm and Williams-Sonoma Home. The direct-to-customer segment of the Company’s business sells similar products through its seven direct-mail catalogs and through six e-commerce Websites. The Company’s Williams-Sonoma stores offer a selection of culinary and serving equipment, including cookware, cookbooks, cutlery, informal dinnerware, glassware, table linens, specialty foods and cooking ingredients. The Company has two segments: retail and direct-to-customer. The catalogs reach customers in the United States, while the five retail concepts, as of February 1, 2009, operated 627 stores in 44 states. (Source: 10-K)

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