Wayfair: Associate Director - SEO/Search Engine Optimization Engineering
4 Copley Place - Floor 7
Boston, MA 02116


Shopping for the home is often overwhelming. Wayfair is an extreme case its visited by two million people daily, shopping across more than 10 million products: Home furnishings, dcor, home improvement, housewares, and more. Our software engineering teams work hard to conceal the complexity of this experience. Every customer should come away feeling like theyve found the perfect item for them. Shopping for the home should be exciting, and were the team that makes that happen.

We are looking for an experienced engineering leader to oversee SEO Engineering, drive customers to our landing pages and work closely with stakeholders to build the tools to monitor and measure our performance. This is a highly impactful role with preliminary forecasts indicating that the way in which search engines consider our pages discoverable could draw significant revenue to Wayfair.

Responsibilities also include building a strong team through effective hiring, mentoring, and training, partnering closely with Product teams to develop the teams vision, roadmap, and quarterly OKRs, running indexes and algorithms, effectively managing technical debt, coaching technical architects to develop the long-term vision for the platform, and working with software and infrastructure stakeholders across the engineering organization.

What youll do:

  • Function as a strong people manager who can orient, tune and an engineering team
  • Make build vs. buy decisions; we track our own info and buy some from third parties
  • Work closely with our Storefront Find team which is crafting the next generation shopping experience
  • Create the technical strategic vision, both short-term and long-term for your team.
  • Provide roadmaps and milestones / KPI's
  • Function as a leader of leaders providing support and career growth while also attracting new talent
  • Ensure that accurate information is available to make high level architecture and technology decisions.
  • Identify points where the product and engineering roadmaps dont align
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship
  • Ensure that accurate information is available to make high level architecture and technology decisions.

What youll need:

  • 10+ years industry experience with at least 8 years in a software engineering leadership role
  • SEO/Search Engine Optimization experience is preferred
  • Strong history of building engineering teams, ideally with rapid innovation and product release
  • Demonstrated technical leadership capability (code reviews, scrum, etc.)
  • Track record of individual contribution within engineering - even from leadership positions
  • Experience with Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval preferred
  • Experience in relational database (MS SQL or similar) schema design, optimization and architecture
  • Notable experience running high volume data processing systems at scale
  • Demonstrated ability to make and execute platform level technical decisions
  • Comfortable working in a collaborative, fast-paced and dynamic work environment
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and desire to build
  • Ability to think and perform both tactically and strategically
  • Excellent analytical skills with demonstrated experience turning data into actionable insights
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills at the senior leadership level
  • Deep understanding of Product/Engineering partnership
  • Ability to multi-task and work well within a dynamic, fast-paced organization
  • Positive, people-oriented, and energetic attitude
  • Strong academic record preferred

About Us

Wayfair is one of the worlds largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, were reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair is, and will be, home to the most rewarding work of your career. If youre looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then youll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.

No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. Were a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair and world for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. Thats why were proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information.