Senior Software Engineer

  • Williams-Sonoma, Inc
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • May 26, 2021
Full time Systems / Network / Internet

Job Description

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About the International Technology Team

The International Technology team is responsible for the architecture, engineering, implementation, support, and operations of international systems portfolio of Williams Sonoma brands like Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, West Elm, Mark & Graham & Rejuvenation in multiple channels like e-commerce, stores, franchises and wholesale.

We currently operate company-owned retail stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia and have franchise operated retail stores throughout the Middle East, Mexico, the Philippines, and South Korea. Wholesale partnerships in UK and Ireland support our UK based stores.


Overview of the Senior Software Engineer role:

As a Senior Software Engineer in the International Technology organization, you'll join a small team focused on the delivery of scalable, robust, well-tested components in support of our platforms and infrastructure, as well as participating in the design and testing of potential new tools and technologies. You'll work directly with our engineers and architects to understand real business challenges and needs and then apply your design and engineering skills to propose and create solutions with your colleagues.



  • Work with technical team lead and architects to solve problems by helping to craft technical designs and software
  • Help collaboration with multiple groups to strategize and prioritize next-generation platform initiatives, develop best practices, and see projects to completion
  • Facilitate problem diagnosis and resolution in technical and functional areas
  • Encourage change, especially in support of engineering best practices and developer satisfaction
  • Write high-quality code that is consistent with our standards, creating new standards as necessary
  • Demonstrate correctness with pragmatic automated tests
  • Review the work of other engineers in a collegial fashion to promote and improve quality and engineering practices
  • Develop strong working relationships with others across levels and functions
  • Be a model and mentor to other software engineers
  • Participate in, and potentially coordinate, Communities-of-Practice in those technologies in which you have an interest
  • Participate in continuous education programs to grow your skills both technically and in the Williams-Sonoma business domain
  • Serve as a member of an agile engineering team and participate in the team's workflow



  • 5-7+ years of experience as a professional Software Engineer
  • 3-4 years of experience with Java and spring technologies
  • Experience building microservices a plus
  • Hands-on experience writing Java multi-threaded code, custom class loaders and good knowledge of Java Concurrency, Java Streams, JVM internals, and performance tuning.
  • Experience with JavaScript technologies building rich and engaging UI
  • React or Vue experience is a big plus
  • Experience with Streaming platforms, NoSQL Databases and caching technologies is a big plus
  • Working experience with Scala and functional programming is a big plus.


We believe in People First

We firmly believe that working in a culture focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion spurs innovation, creates healthy and high-performing teams, and delivers superior customer experiences. Our DEI initiatives prompt associate participation and engagement, aligning with our core vision to reflect the communities where we do business and put people first.


Benefits Just for You

Depending on your position and your location, here are a few highlights of what you might be eligible for:  

  • A generous discount on all Williams-Sonoma, Inc. brands
  • A 401(k) plan and other investment opportunities 
  • Paid vacations, holidays, and time off to volunteer 
  • Health benefits, dental and vision insurance, including same-sex domestic partner benefits
  • Tax-free commuter benefits
  • A wellness program that supports your physical, financial, and emotional health 


Your Journey in Continued Learning

  • In-person and online learning opportunities through WSI University  
  • Cross-brand and cross-function career opportunities 
  • Resources for self-development
  • Advisor (Mentor) program
  • Career development workshops and learning programs
  • Speaker series 


WSI will not "sponsor" an individual for this position (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration).

This role is not eligible for relocation assistance.

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.

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