Wayfair: Software Engineer 3
4 Copley Place - Floor 7
Boston, MA 02116

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Employer: Wayfair LLC

Title: Software Engineer 3

Location: 100 Huntington Avenue, 4 Copley Place, Boston, MA 02116 /

500 Boylston Street, Suite 202, Boston, MA 02116

Duties: Consult with internal customers on their requirements, document, share updates and solve any production issues. Analyze requests to determine, recommend, and plan installation of new system or modification to existing system. Use configuration tools such as Puppet, Salt, and Pepper for configuring BigData and Messaging systems like Hadoop, Kafka, and Rabbit. Build specs, system test plans and secure approval from stakeholders. Coordinate installation of systems with stakeholders across the company. Build, install, upgrade, or migrate petabyte size big data systems. Update Project Tracker with time spent on, and status of each project. Confer with data scientists and other clickstream developers to obtain information on limitations or capabilities for data processing projects. Monitor functioning of big data and messaging systems to ensure they operate at peak performance at all times. Mentor junior members of the team. Advise internal customers/stakeholders about, or perform maintenance of internal systems. Optimize and tune Hive and spark queries using data layout techniques such as partitioning, bucketing, or other advanced techniques. Drive best practices around big data and messaging systems usage. Troubleshoot and identify root cause issues in complex multi-tiered production system.


Requirements: Requires a Masters degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field plus four (4) years of experience in big data and enterprise messaging related technologies. Experience must include:

Four (4) years in each of the following (experience may be gained concurrently):

  • Operating Systems: Linux and Windows
  • Big Data: Hadoop ecosystem (Cloudera or Hortonworks distribution)
  • Messaging systems: Kafka or RabbitMQ
  • Streaming and batch processing platforms: Spark and Storm

Three (3) years in the following:

  • Configuration management: Puppet, Salt, or Ansible

Will accept a Bachelors degree plus six (6) years of described experience.

Experience may be gained before, during, or after issuance of advanced degree.

Multiple positions. Submit resumes to Wayfair LLC, 100 Huntington Avenue, 4 Copley Place, Boston, MA 02116 or via https://www.wayfair.com/careers Job Code: 1014459

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 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.

Full-time