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Job Category:
Lead, Release Engineering
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Williams-Sonoma Inc. | San Francisco, CA
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Job Description

Requisition Number: SS-10920
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


Job Description

Williams-Sonoma Inc. is looking for a dynamic technical leader to join our team as a hands-on Manager for Release Engineering and Tools. The ideal candidate for this position will have a deep understanding and hands on experience in release engineering, build/deployment automation, CI/CD pipeline, orchestration, automation of environment spin out for the enterprise backend systems (services, integration, middleware etc). You will need deep technical depth to conduct deep dives, lead root cause analysis efforts and defend your opinions about DevOps, release engineering & automation practices.


* Develop tools/scripts to improve and expand the existing automation, build and deployments, automation of environment roll-out, CI/CD pipeline.
* Automate the building and maintaining of Development, Testing/QA, Staging and Production environments.
* Scheduling, building, testing and maintaining multiple application deployments.
* Continuously improve systems and processes.
* Working closely with team members and development to improve existing systems.
* On-call availability during weeknights and weekends.
* Give technical guidance and knowledge transfer to engineering peers.



* At least 8+ years of experience as a proven hands-on DevOps Engineer with overall 10+ years of relevant industry experience
* Powerful Unix/Linux shell skills (shell/bash scripting, output parsing, etc).
* Expertise in Java, Python or other scripting and automation languages.
* Experience with configuration management (Puppet, Chef), provisioning, infrastructure as code, and other DevOps concepts and tools (Jenkins, Rundeck, Vagrant, Docker, etc).
* Prior success with deep knowledge on release engineering & automation for large scale Enterprise systems.
* CI/CD experience leveraging Jenkins/Chef/Puppet or similar deployment tools
* Strong passion towards building tools and systems that enable other developers to build great things.
* A strong desire to automate everything!
* Ability to clearly communicate and convey highly technical ideas in terms non-geeks can understand.
* Significant technical experience in release automation engineering, Continuous Integration, DevOps, software/systems developer, software development & release engineering manager, or related role
* A motivated self-starting personality, able to work independently while maintaining patience with constant interruptions and multiple requests.


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)