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Head of Media Catalog Platform Engineering

Company: Wayfair
Location: Boston
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Who We Are:

Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, we make it possible for shoppers in the US, UK, Germany, and Canada to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 20 million items across home furnishings, decor, home improvement, housewares, and more. Committed to delighting our customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes from product discovery to final delivery.

Catalog Engineering is responsible for the creation and optimization of our catalog content supply chain - the data that power our rich shopping experience, making Wayfair the preeminent destination for products for Home. We are constantly advancing a highly flexible and scalable marketplace platform leveraged by tens of thousands of suppliers, internal brand and category managers, and transactional operators to perpetually curate the largest, most engaging selection of products for home in the world. The team develops the core capabilities and applications used by thousands of internal and external users and other engineering teams at Wayfair to continuously grow our global catalog and continuously optimize merchandising, product imagery, pricing, and profitability to ultimately deliver the most compelling discovery experience for consumers shopping for their homes.

We are looking for an accomplished engineering executive to lead and drive the transformation of our Media platform capabilities, enabling our next step functions in scale, accelerating learning in complex, high availability, low latency environments in an environment of extremely rapid growth. You will be responsible for developing and leading a high performing engineering team. In this highly strategic role, you will partner closely with internal stakeholders across the business including Marketing, Merchandising, Imagery, Category Management, and Executive Leadership. This role presents significant technical, analytical, and leadership opportunities with enormous potential for business impact, accountable for the backbone of one of the key areas of our catalog capabilities.

What You'll Do:


  • Create a world class scalable services foundation to help drive the success of engineering and product teams across the organization
  • Develop and mentor a cross-functional engineering team of 40+ across all levels of seniority

  • Act as a trusted mentor and advisor to others within our technology organization, specifically around optimization, process definition, and execution

  • Leverage data to understand risks, priorities and scope of business objectives and develop near term goals and strategic vision
  • Execute on new ideas that have an outsized, significant and lasting impact
  • Show a passion for innovation and results

    What You'll Need:


    • 15+ years of experience in engineering leadership, with a preference for candidates with a mix of start-up and large-company experience (and/or candidates who have been responsible for services transformations within large companies)
    • Proficient history of building and transforming engineering teams that innovate rapidly, deliver results, and ready the business for next-levels of scale
    • Entrepreneurial spirit with a bias for action and desire to build in rapidly changing environments
    • Expertise in back-end, full-stack, and domain-driven development including object-oriented programming and large systems design
    • Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills with hypothesis-driven problem solving and turning data into actionable insights
    • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated experience navigating a complex organization and generating buy-in for plans
    • Experience with high-growth environments at scale
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

      About Us:

      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.Apply Now

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