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Job Description

Requisition Number: TN-11117
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Distribution Center
Brand/Division: Tennessee
Position Type: Full-time


About the Team

You will be part of the Technical Infrastructure team responsible for designing, building and delivering key technical building blocks such as Servers, Storage, Networking, Voice, Databases, Data Centers, Service Desk and Monitoring tools. Our job is to ensure that every WSI location, associate and customer has the best experience possible utilizing our vast array of technical solutions we provide.

About the Role

In the Data Network Engineer role, you will be responsible for building and supporting Williams-Sonoma's networks in our data centers, retail and corporate locations worldwide. You will work with other network engineers and internal customers to implement network solutions that are robust, reliable and, most importantly, meet business requirements.

You're excited about this opportunity because you will...

- Use your hands-on abilities, working side by side with our people to get things done.

- Troubleshoot and resolve mild to complex issues.

- Ensure that network documentation (diagrams, MOPs, etc.) are kept current.

- Implement scalable and reliable network solutions working with other team members and neighboring engineering groups.

- Develop integrated solutions through collaboration and proactive communication with the Infrastructure team.

- Participate in the team's on-call rotation.

Why you will love working at Williams-Sonoma, Inc...

- We're a successful, fast-growing company with a entrepreneurial vibe.

- A technologically and data-driven business.

- Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits.

- We're at the forefront of tech and retail, redefining technology for the next generation.

- We're passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience.

- We get to be creative on a daily basis.

- A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas.

- We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative.

- We have fun!

We're excited about you because...

- You have a Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Sciences, Engineering, or related field (an equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience may be considered)

- You have 5+ years of Core Networking Experience

- You have a CCNA in routing/switching and wireless or equivalent experience (CCNP's are highly desirable)

- You are skilled at diagnosing and solving complex problems and providing detailed technical analysis

- You have superior oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence others

- You have superior computer skills including business applications such as MS Windows and MS Office including Excel, Word and Access

- You have knowledge of theory and principles of project management


Technical Competencies required:

- Understanding of numerous networking protocols such as OSPF, BGP, VRRP, DNS, DHCP, proxy functions (forward and reverse), security protocols (IPSec, SSL, etc.), real-time protocols for voice (Skinny, SIP, H.323, MGCP), in addition to WAN communications protocols including MPLS, DWDM, OC carrier.

- Hardware: Solid experience with the full range of Cisco routers (ASR, ISR 43xx, 29xx, etc.), switches (65xx, 45xx, 37xx, 29xx, etc.) and wireless devices (2504, 3602, etc.), Nexus 7/5/2k, F5 Load Balancers, ASA Firewalls. Bonus for expertise in Infoblox, Riverbed and Palo Alto technologies.

- Familiarization with cloud/storage services.

- Strong capabilities in authoring technical documentation including HLD/LLD/NIP.

- Basic scripting skills in Python, Perl or Go a plus.

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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