Staff Engineer- Backend
Staff Engineer- Backend
Wayfair is one of the worlds largest online destinations for the home. Were the creative builders solving complex business problems through the newest and most innovative software in e-commerce. From Marketing Engineering and Proprietary Logistics to Development Platforms and Infrastructure Engineering, we leverage open source technology to create our own platforms and engineering tools, and our continuous deployment environment promotes frequent releases to production. We move fast, build to scale, and approach each challenge with agility and creativity.
We are looking for experienced, full-stack Engineering Leader to join our Supply Chain Engineerings Availability and Planning team, that owns the complex, evolving logic that drives a simple purpose: telling a customer when we think we can deliver their order. This is, fundamentally, a prediction. And making that prediction requires synthesizing information from thousands of warehouses, thousands of carriers terminals, and hundreds of thousands of customer locations. And we have to make the prediction in under 10 milliseconds.
The team is looking for people to help our ongoing efforts to scale, including web service traffic (100M requests/day), supply chain data processing in SQL (100M rows/day), and event-driven messaging systems generating searchable predictions for a large catalog (10M products). If you have a background working with complex data structures, distributed systems, and fast iteration in an agile environment- this is the role for you. We are looking a motivated person who enjoys innovation, and wants to lead and mentor a fast-growing team.
If you have a background working with complex data systems and fast iteration in an agile environment, this is the role for you. We deeply value: curiosity, collaboration, and an eagerness to make an impact on the business.
- Expanded delivery predictions for weekend, same-day, and international carrier networks
- Dynamically routing orders based on optimized inventory replenishment strategies
- Packing algorithms to support product bundling and opportunities for reduced ship costs
What You'll Do
- Actively encourages and participates in debate to form strong opinions weakly held.
- Motivates and influences teams to buy into vision and roadmap, pushing individuals outside of their comfort zones where necessary.
- Drive high impact architectural decisions including inception, design, and delivery.
- Obsessively focus on production readiness for the team including testing, monitoring, deployment, and proactive troubleshooting.
- Identify risks and gaps in product offerings that drive revenue or cost out and lead non-trivial initiatives to address those needs.
- Externally recognized as credible technical and product subject matter expert for broader teams focus area.
- Create proposals and action plans to garner support across the organization.
- Drive implementation and provide visibility to progress through short feedback loops and data-driven action.
What You'll Need
- Proficient in cross-functional consensus building and influencing without authority
- Mastery in designing production systems at scale including fault tolerance, reliability, performance, and security
- Mastery in effective troubleshooting and issue resolution techniques
- Mastery of a modern programming language (preferably PHP)
- Mastery of a modern frontend framework (preferably React)
- Mastery of writing SQL queries against a relational database
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.