Program Dates: June 5, 2023 - August 11, 2023
Who We Are | Operations Research
Wayfair is seeking energetic, curious and action-oriented PhD students with an interest in a career in Operations Research for summer internship positions. Our current team members have diverse skill sets across quantitative sciences, analytics, math and engineering with a focus on logistics and supply chain. They are dedicated to solving some of the most analytically challenging problems here at Wayfair.
Operations Research Scientist
Our Operations Research Scientists take on complex optimization projects that have immediate impact on our operations. We seek an individual who can think through creative strategies to develop and execute solutions to keep Wayfair efficient as we scale. The successful candidate will work with our team of operations research scientists and engineers to tackle large-scale and real-time optimization problems in our supply chain and beyond, including network design, transportation & vehicle routing, warehouse & inventory management, global network optimization, and many others.
We are looking for an individual capable of thinking outside of the box about operational challenges, who wants to try new approaches and challenge traditional models all while focusing on bringing a best-in-class experience to our global customers.
What Youll Do | Responsibilities
- Develop production software tools
- Work cross-functionally with business stakeholders to determine requirements
- Coordinate with other engineering teams
What Youll Need | Qualifications
- Currently enrolled in a PhD program focused within either Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science or a related field with a strong academic track record.
- Must be returning to the course of study following the completion of the internship.
- Strong knowledge of optimization methods including linear programming and mixed-integer programming
- Experience solving optimization problems with Gurobi, CPLEX, or similar software
- Experience using Python, C++, Java, or similar languages
- Familiarity with data analysis
Working on the Operations Research team allows you to have the opportunity to play a critical role in a growing company while also operating with a high level of executive visibility. The team is focused on creating strategic solutions that steer customer behavior, influence key decision making and quantify our impact within the e-commerce space. Our diverse and fun employees enjoy an environment of strong ownership and quick feedback from building, experimenting and iterating on high-impact work.
Wayfairs Internship Program
Our Summer Internship Program is a paid ten-week, full-time program in our Boston - Copley office for 10 weeks June-August. We have internship opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. No matter who you are, we want Wayfair to be a place where you feel at home. We offer high impact-projects, mentorship, and community-building activities to all of our interns. Throughout the program, we provide interns with the opportunity to engage in social and community building activities including:
- Social events
- Skills-based training
- Dialogue events with senior leaders to provide a holistic view of all functions at Wayfair
- Coffee chat opportunities for interns to get to know one another
- Volunteer opportunities
- Alumni networking events
- Intern-wide innovation project designed to teach interns skills for handling ambiguous business problems
- Intern Appreciation Day
- Events throughout Boston allowing interns to explore what the city has to offer including a scavenger hunt, Red Sox game, and Duck Boat Tours
An Important Note about Wayfair's In-Office Policy:
All Boston-based interns, Co-ops, and corporate employees will be in office in a hybrid capacity. Employees will work in the office on designated days, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and work remotely the other 2 days of the week. We are continuing to monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic in partnership with state and local governments.
About Wayfair Inc.
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.
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