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Wayfair Senior Software Engineer – Product Positioning & Optimization in Boston, Massachusetts

<p><strong>Job Title:</strong><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp;Senior Software Engineer – Product Positioning &amp; Optimization</span></em></p>

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<p><strong>Who We Are:</strong></p>

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<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, we make 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, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. Partnering with Product, Experience Design, Analytics and business leaders across Wayfair, our Engineering teams ensure that we’re building technology that solves important customer problems in elegant, scalable, measurable ways.&nbsp;</span></p>

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<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Product Positioning &amp; Optimization team builds the platform services that determine optimal positioning of the product within the Wayfair fulfillment center network. The services are optimized 1. To drive speed by positioning the product closer to the customer for faster delivery, and 2. In-stock level availability of the products to make sure we can fulfill the customer order. The transportation costs make up a big part of the product costs, the services try to take those costs into consideration to make sure we maintain healthy margins. The services are utilized by hundreds of our suppliers as well as internal Partner Ops and Network Management teams to appropriately plan the shipments and containers to deliver the product to our Fulfillment Centers.&nbsp;</span></p>

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<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A big part of our work involves working with Data Science and Operational Research scientists to develop proprietary algorithms that can utilize a large set of variables including demand forecasts, pricing &amp; promotions, seasonality, product and network characteristics to produce high quality results. We utilize Python and Javascript as the primary programming languages, Kafka and PubSub for data streaming, REST and GRAPH QL for APIs and other supporting technologies on Google Cloud platform.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p>

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<p><strong>What You Will Do:</strong></p>

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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Provide technical leadership for a team of 10+ software engineers responsible for building the positioning optimization and simulation platform services and applications..</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Architect and implement robust, well-tested services and applications. Provide technical design and code reviews for peers within your team and across the broader Fulfillment Engineering organization.&nbsp;</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Provide insights into opportunity areas for the platform, influencing priorities and team roadmaps in close partnership with Engineering and Product leadership.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Identify and implement new tools, technologies, and processes to accelerate developer velocity within our teams.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Promote a culture of engineering excellence, up-leveling the technical expertise of engineers within our teams.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Contribute to the technical development of engineers by mentoring and coaching them through learning opportunities.</span></li>

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<p><strong>What You’ll Need</strong></p>

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<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Broad experience architecting and implementing highly available, distributed, data-intensive applications (7+ years or equivalent track-record).</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Broad experience with open source and cloud (GCP preferred) technologies.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Track-record of technical leadership for teams following software development best practices (e.g. SOLID, TDD, GRASP, YAGNI, etc).</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Track-record of being a hands-on developer efficiently building technically sound systems.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience building micro services </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">including decoupling applications and services from monolithic systems.</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience with Test Automation and Test Authoring.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience with Continuous Integration (CI/CD) practices and tools (Buildkite, Jenkins, etc.).</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience architecting solutions leveraging distributed infrastructure (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, etc.).</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience leveraging monitoring and logging technologies (e.g. DataDog, Grafana, etc.).</span></li>

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<p><strong>About Us</strong></p>

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<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">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.</span></p>

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<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">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.</span></p><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>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are interested in retaining your data for a period of 12 months to consider you for suitable positions within Wayfair. Your personal data is processed in accordance with our Candidate Privacy Notice (which can found </span><a href="https://www.wayfair.com/careers/privacy"><span style="font-weight: 400;">here</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">). If you have any questions regarding our processing of your personal data, please contact us at dataprotectionofficer@wayfair.com. If you would rather not have us retain your data please contact us anytime at </span><a href="mailto:dataprotectionofficer@wayfair.com"><span style="font-weight: 400;">dataprotectionofficer@wayfair.com</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p></div>

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