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Wayfair Senior Software Engineer, DBaaS Platform Tooling in Boston, Massachusetts

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 14 million items across home furnishings, decor, home improvement, housewares, and more. Committed to delighting its customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes – from product discovery to final delivery.</span></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are seeking a senior software engineer to join the Data Platforms Engineering organization (Database Technologies team) to be part of a team building a large scale online datastore platform. The Data Platforms team runs and provides a variety of scalable relational datastores, data movement solutions, metadata management services and related systems. Our main responsibility is building and operating systems for online data access, data reliability and high availability of a wide array of structured and unstructured datastores and data processing/compute for the purpose of providing online business operation capabilities. The vision for the data movement platform is to provide a scalable platform for requesting, provisioning and managing database infrastructure as-a-service, helping thousands of engineers to get their software products to market faster than ever.&nbsp;</span></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The ideal candidate for this role is an expert in software systems development with expert level knowledge of architecting and building horizontally scalable systems preferably for high speed and high volume data.</span></p>

<h2><strong>What You'll Do</strong></h2>


<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Design and implement solutions/distributed systems for major business initiatives using Python, Java and .NET Core platforms</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Contribute code to greenfield and existing distributed and centralized services and applications which are utilizing online databases (SQL Server, PostgreSQL, etc.), messaging technologies (Kafka, PubSub, etc.), big data solutions (Big Query, Cloud Storage, BigTable, etc.)</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Fix issues (or discover and document problems) in 3rd-party products such as open-source Python, Java and .NET libraries as well as proprietary technologies</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Act as a subject matter expert on solutions developed and supported by the team</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Educate, mentor, and support the junior developers on the team</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Collaborate with key stakeholders to gather requirements, provide development updates, create/update project plans, etc.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Participate in team meetings, Agile rituals, planning and scheduling initiatives</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Write and maintain technical documentation, RFCs and collaborate with Engineering Leaders to gather and incorporate feedback</span></li>


<h2><strong>What You'll Need</strong></h2>


<li><span style="font-weight: 400;">7+ years of Software Development experience in enterprise-level organizations building large scale systems</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Proven expertise in Python and Java/.NET</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Understanding of distributed systems</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Prior experience with Object-Oriented Programming, algorithms, data structures, multithreading, Inter-process Communication (IPC)</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Good understanding of database concepts, application protocols, networking, operating systems, and databases concepts</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience with diagnosing and troubleshooting of complex issues</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Demonstrated experience working collaboratively in cross-functional teams</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience providing feedback from the engineering organization to our team on the pain points of our solutions</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strong track record of delivering high-value engineering projects</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience in any of the following is a plus</span></li>


<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">CI/CD tooling and pipelines</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Docker &amp; Kubernetes</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Open Source contributions</span></li>


</ul><div class="content-conclusion"><p><strong>About Wayfair Inc.</strong></p>

<p>Wayfair is one of the world’s 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, we’re 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 you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking.</p>

<p>No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We’re 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. That’s why we’re 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.</p></div>