Senior Engineer, Merchandising Engineering
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Senior Engineer- Catalog Engineering,
We construct software products
that enable building the largest findable home goods
selection in the market,
merchandised perfectly for our end users. We define, capture,
structure and serve accurate
product content, delivering it with appropriate nuance at scale, to
help customers find what
they want, confidently purchase and be delighted with their
- Wayfair has rich descriptive
data about its products, sometimes more than 150 pieces of
structured and unstructured data per product. We are working to
convert a legacy monolith into a service mesh, where product
data can be accessed in real time at scale using Java, Kafka, and
Apollo Federation GraphQL.
- We are working processes which
allow us to apply machine learning models to automatically
generate more robust data based on the descriptive data and media
which the supplier has given us. We are working to process product
data in real time at scale, using Python, Kafka, and Apollo
- Wayfair sells many highly
configurable products, such as made-to-order upholstery and
custom-framed wall art. Many of these products possess tens of
thousands (sometimes even billions!) of uniquely salable
variations; we are building a framework which facilitates
onboarding and sales of these complex products in a way that is
comprehensible to our end users.
- We are constructing a catalog
gateway to serve not only engineering teams within our department,
but to further act as an accelerator for other Wayfair teams who
wish to interact with the catalog in a streamlined, consistent way.
We are developing shared utilities and practices which enable best
practices and ensure alignment and prioritization of technical
concerns across the catalog landscape.
What Youll Do:
- As a
Senior Software Engineer, youll be responsible for leading
technical roadmaps, design, and implementation within a team of
high performing engineers that will shape the future of
- Propose and own initiatives to completion while
balancing various technical trade offs including speed to delivery
vs ongoing maintainability and others.
- Provide high quality code reviews and scalable
- Mentor new hires and other engineers to help
them become more proficient by example, tech talks, paired
programming, and other avenues to increase technical efficiency
across the organization
What Youll Need:
- Experience as a full stack, full lifecycle
software engineer and deep understanding of a modern programming
- Passion for leading a large, cross-cutting
technical initiative to delivery, cross-functional consensus
building and influencing design decisions
experience gathering requirements from business stakeholders and
deriving software requirements
- Experience mentoring engineers and leading code
- Proficient in designing systems at scale and
relational database schema design
- Excellent communication skills and ability to
work effectively with engineers, product managers, and business
- Proficient in effective troubleshooting and
issue resolution techniques
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.
Keywords: Wayfair, Austin , Senior Engineer, Merchandising Engineering, Other , Austin, Texas
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