Solutions Architect

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 1 week ago

Requisition Number: SS-15209

Area of Interest: Information Technology

Organization: Corporate

Brand/Division: Shared Services

Position Type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION

About Our Company

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home in the United States. Our family of brands are Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room and even outdoor spaces. We've seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn't changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. Today, we're a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing - and we're always looking for new energy and ideas.

You will be an integral member of the Merchandizing, Supply Chain and Master data management Technology team. You will also be a strong voice in the larger WSI Tech organization building a world class Technology organization

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

  • Overall technical vision and accountability for the architectural decisions and align the vision with product roadmap.

  • Architect the solutions that are scalable, performant and resilient

  • Deliver customer centric design for the business opportunities and see the big picture and rationalize the design decisions in alignment with business objectives and business KPIs

  • Build partnership and contribute to product architecture that's cost effective and customer centric.

  • Identify problems and recommend appropriate solutions for WSI in a wide variety of circumstances.

  • Partner with product managers and fellow Architects to establish standards and patterns

  • Take an active role in developing effective, scalable and maintainable code in a timely fashion and participate in design and code reviews.

  • Maintains a manner of leadership and flexibility that diffuses pressure and promotes a positive team atmosphere.

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

  • We're a successful, fast-growing company with an 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!

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

We're excited about you because you have...

  • In depth experience with Master Data subject areas such as products, suppliers, prices, discounts, employees.

  • Hands on experience in implementing Master data management for Retailers

  • Domain knowledge with Merchandizing, Supply Chain and ecommerce.

  • Hands-on experience with conceptualizing, designing and configuring MDM UI, workflows and rules for complex business processes preferably in retail domain

  • Strong experience with using SQL, data modeling, including evolution from conceptual to physical models using a tool like Tibco Business Studio

  • Delivered solution architecture for your area by collaborating with other sub systems architects and enterprise architects that will impact the enterprise and involves broad range of applications.

  • Experience in developing software with one to many programming languages like Java, Node JS, Java Script and Python.

  • Working experience with oracle/cassandara/mysql or database technologies.

Required Qualifications...

  • Bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
  • 8+ years of progressively responsible experience in software engineering
  • 3+ years of solution architecture experience from a Retail technology organization

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 Francisco

Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

Job Segment: Solution Architect, Architecture, Data Management, Database, Oracle, Technology, Engineering, Data


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