Sr. Staff Engineer - Performance Engineering (Java)
Posted on: September 17, 2020
Shopping for the home is often overwhelming. Wayfair is an
extreme case its visited by two million people daily, shopping
across more than 10 million products: Home furnishings, d--cor,
home improvement, housewares, and more. Our software engineering
teams work hard to conceal the complexity of this experience. Every
customer should come away feeling like theyve found the perfect
item for them. Shopping for the home should be exciting, and were
the team that makes that happen.
What You'll Do
As a Performance Engineer, you will be evaluating the site to
uncover areas where performance improvements can be made. Your
primary focus will be on the web-stack; however, you will also have
to understand how infrastructure influences site performance.
- You will provide recommendations, and in some cases implement
the changes, that result in concrete speed improvements for our
- You will exercise your broad knowledge base including caching
strategies, event processing, database design, networking, and
software design patterns. It is important you are current and
continue to stay up to date on the industry standards and emerging
- You will get a unique chance to impact multiple engineering
teams at Wayfair on a daily basis and be a champion for
The results of your work will be felt by all visitors to the
Wayfair website or app.
What You'll Need
- At least 10 years experience in software development with a
preference for expertise in software architecture and design for
systems at scale.
- Proven experience in performance analysis and
- Demonstrated ability to write performant Java code.
- Experience with relational databases, non-relational data
stores, and caching strategies.
- An interest in complicated problems and working with many other
- The drive to transform research into reality.
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
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