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Server & Virtualization Engineer

Wayfair
4 Copley Place - Floor 7
Boston, MA 02116

Job Description

Wayfair is expanding in every direction - our work is never done. We are looking for a seasoned Development focused Infrastructure Engineer who is driven to help us to hone our processes and technology to better serve our fast-paced environment. Our engineering teams are constantly building, iterating upon, expanding, and replacing our systems and services.

Wayfair is looking to grow our Server Engineering team by bringing on board a talented development focused engineer to help automate the server & virtualization infrastructure, by maintaining and creating new automation tools to continue to drive transformation of our environments. This team supports the technical foundation of our rapidly growing large-scale Internet e-commerce platform and corporate applications. Our projects center around growth and scale; we are always working to improve and expand Wayfair's server environment.

Some of our projects include:

  • Build a data center
  • Hypervisor & VM build Automation
  • Scaling Kubernetes
  • Custom built hypervisor / VM monitoring tools
  • Evaluations of commercial and open source hypervisors

Your role in the Wayfair Server Team:

  • Help to grow the global production infrastructure that underpins our e-commerce platform
  • Build, develop and maintain custom virtualization automation, monitoring and reporting tools
  • Troubleshoot, resolve, and assist in complex virtualization & server related issues through code
  • Participate in automation initiatives that interface with our storage & networking frameworks
  • Manage stability and scalability in a large virtualization environment (12,000+ VM's / 300+ hypervisors) through code
  • Mentor and share knowledge with less experienced members of the team
  • Communicate with internal and external parties to refine requests and create a design/plan to address the true goal (which is not necessarily the same as the request)
  • Take complex projects and break them down into smaller delegate-able piece

About you:

  • BA or BS degree from a 4-year college or university or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years coding experience.
  • Desire to code in multiple languages. This is a diverse role, currently we use Python, Powershell/PowerCli, and JavaScript, being able to switch between languages at any given time and desire to learn new languages a must.
  • Ability to script in go is not required but a plus
  • 3+ years of experience with virtualization technologies in a production environment preferred
  • Infrastructure background preferred but not required.
  • Understanding of other virtualization technologies (KVM, Hyper-V, Citrix/XCP) is not required but a plus
  • Very strong troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work through ambiguity to discover the true driving factors and can make design decisions
  • Familiar with Puppet, Chef or comparable automation tools preferred.
  • Familiar with Linux, RHEL and/or CentOS a large plus
  • Familiar with containers

Other traits we look for:

  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills
  • An easy-going attitude and strong sense of humor
  • A positive, people-oriented and energetic attitude
  • An analytical, creative, and innovative approach to solving problems
  • An interest in working hard and being challenged in a fast-paced environment, and having fun while doing it

Wayfair generated $5.2 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended March 31, 2018. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 8,700 people.

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Category: Software Engineering/QA
Full-time

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