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Engineering Manager, Frontend Architecture

Wayfair
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.

The Frontend Framework team works with engineers throughout the organization to innovate on our frontend platform, and create an environment in which developers can build delightful user interfaces for our customers. We build out features using React with Redux and GraphQL, and a custom Sass framework that handles theming for our six brands and three international sites across all platforms. Frontend Platform engineers at Wayfair are JavaScript specialists that build the platform which powers the user interfaces for our five e-commerce websites seen by over two million customers every day.

Were looking for a manager to lead the team and technical roadmap for the Frontend Framework team, within Frontend Platforms. This team drives the vision for how we leverage the React.js and GraphQL powered framework at Wayfair, with ownership areas such as: data management libraries (redux, apollo, etc.), react router support, patterns for next-generation React features, JavaScript testing patterns, and more.

What Youll Do

  • Lead a team ranging from 2 - 5 software engineers
  • Be the Frontend Framework Tech Lead, responsible for developing the strategy and key objectives for the future of Wayfairs frontend platform
  • Identify and deliver solutions that push the boundaries of our UI development stack to achieve platform and business goals
  • Improve and maintain our internal frontend documentation site
  • Actively mentor and coach all direct reports
  • Work closely with the other Frontend Core teams to expand the capabilities of our UI platform

Recent Projects:

  • SSR Application Wrapper Project: Adding application-level features to server-side rendered pages previously required changes to the rendering server. This API allows us to extend directly from the application space without touching the server.
  • Isomorphic Module Loading Project: Enabling developers to load features of the React Application on-demand in both the client and server(node) environment, seamlessly
  • Awesome Learning: Team-based, self-directed learning tracks for frontend tech mastery built around deliberate practice.

How Youll Make an Impact:

  • Help make decisions that influence how customers shop at Wayfair
  • Lead a team writing code that is seen by millions of customers a day
  • Be a part of the team that is leading the market in delivering the most delightful customer online shopping experience for home furnishings in a quickly changing landscape

Who you are:

  • A graduate of a computer science or engineering related degree program with 2+ years of relevant industry experience, OR have 4+ years of equivalent industry experience
  • Have a deep knowledge of JavaScript and its ecosystem
  • Experience developing large React applications
  • Understanding of JavaScript state management libraries, such as Redux, MobX, or Apollo
  • Experience in a tech lead or management role

Category: Software Engineering/QA
Full-time

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