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Senior Software Engineer, Developer Experience

Company: Wayfair
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

The Developer Experience team enables the 2000+ software engineers at Wayfair to discover, monitor, and modify their applications, services, and resources at scale. Developer Experience reports into the Developer Acceleration organization and works closely with other infrastructure and DevOps teams to help drive the Platform as a Service initiative.Developer Experience has brought in Backstage, an open-source developer portal from Spotify, to Wayfair and is working on adding in capabilities to pave the golden path for all engineers. Backstage is a Javascript application that uses TypeScript on both the frontend and backend.Through this role, you will directly engage with engineering teams that are looking to use and/or contribute to Backstage. You can expect to meet and strategize with our users and contributors to identify gaps in Backstage's offerings, then own the implementation strategy from measurement to delivery. Along with working with our stakeholders, you can expect to investigate, create proposals, and implement solutions to make Backstage a stable application.What You'll Do:Provide technical oversight for a team of 5 engineers responsible for Backstage, along with numerous teams looking to contribute plugins that directly connect infrastructure services with the Backstage platformArchitect and implement robust, well-tested services. Provide technical design and code reviews for peers within your team and plugin contributors across the Engineering organizationProvide insights into opportunity areas for the Backstage platform, influencing priorities and team roadmaps in close partnership with Product and Engineering stakeholdersContribute to the technical development of engineers by mentoring and coaching them through learning opportunitiesWhat You'll Need:Proficiency in Javascript and the JS ecosystem (TypeScript, Node, Yarn)History of delivering high-value software systems with high test coverageAbility to work effectively with people and enjoy helping others achieve their goals.Experience working with modern infrastructure and tools, for example, Buildkite, Docker, KubernetesAbout Wayfair Inc.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.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.

Keywords: Wayfair, Austin , Senior Software Engineer, Developer Experience, IT / Software / Systems , Austin, Texas

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