Wayfair: Operations Research Leadership Opportunities (Software Engineering)

Who We Are:

Wayfairs Operations Research team is a mixed disciplinary team of Operations Research scientists and Software Engineers that are developing technological solutions for some of Wayfairs most complex optimization problems with an immediate impact on our operations. Our team comes up with creative strategies to develop and execute optimization-based solutions to keep Wayfair efficient as we scale. Many of our projects are in their infancy and do not have pre-existing solutions that overly constrain our approach or design decisions.

Our teams core areas of focus include:

  • Inventory management
  • Fulfillment center optimization
  • Order routing and fulfillment
  • Last mile routing
  • Network optimization

What You Will Do:

  • Oversee projects from initial conception to final deployment and release
  • Building a system to support the optimization of the Wayfair delivery network
  • Generating replenishment proposals for hundreds of thousands of products
  • Selecting, in real time, warehouses to use to fulfill customer orders
  • Finding optimal pick lists and routes for warehouse personnel as they pull orders, and optimal positioning of products within a warehouse
  • Identifying technologies, tools, and processes that will help the team deliver maximum value
  • Helping define team best practices and coaching junior engineers & scientists
  • Working with other engineering teams to design and integrate systems
  • Navigate organizational constraints and develop a solution
  • Help with team organizational strategy and development

What Youll Need:

  • You have strong quantitative skills
  • You have back-end programming expertise
  • An expert with Python
  • Experience with relational or non-relational databases
  • Experience with large-scale distributed computation
  • Proven ability to communicate cross functionally
  • The ability to define and structure an approach to loosely-defined problems
  • Experience with scientific or high-performance computing
  • Experience with a systems-level language like C, C++, or Rust is preferred
  • Experience designing and implementing web services preferred
  • Experience with mathematical optimization software development preferred
  • Knowledge of Python optimization approaches and technology preferred
  • Familiarity with probability, statistics, or mathematical optimization techniques like linear and integer programming preferred
Full-time