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Senior Engineer, Platform Scaling

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

Job Description:

Senior Engineer, Platform Scaling

Wayfair is a leader in the eCommerce space for all things home. We live and breathe modern technologies. We are a move fast break things, re-think old standards team with a startup feel and continuous deployment. We contribute to (and create) bleeding edge open source projects and continuously push the envelope to explore the future of eCommerce and distributed infrastructure systems.

On the Site Reliability Engineering team as a Team lead, youll have tons of opportunities to flex your strengths as well as learn new things while directly assisting our internal customers. Specifically, we are looking for engineers who can help us adopt best practices around Linux automation and driving performance for all of our platforms throughout Wayfair. As an Engineer on the Platform Scaling team, youll lead multiple Linux initiatives and drive performance enhancements across all of our platforms at Wayfair.

What Youll Do:


  • Writes clean, high-performance, and well tested, infrastructure code with a focus on
  • reusability. (Python, GoLang, Powershell, Puppet, Salt)
  • Create and maintain detailed documentation
  • Establish, maintain, and adhere to Wayfair technical standards, policies, and procedures
  • Automate, Automate, Automate!
  • Manage, monitor, and troubleshoot daily processes and make improvements to current processes
  • Recommend and implement infrastructure best practices in alignment with standard SRE principles and provide guidance on system performance and throughput expectations.

    What Youll Need:


    • BS, or MS degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent industry experience.
    • 7+ years of primarily Devops/SRE engineer experience
    • Experience in one or more programing languages used in infrastructure - Ruby, PHP, Python, GO, etc as well as familiarity with version control such as Git/SVN)
    • Advanced Operating System Skills (Linux)
    • Experience with IaaS and PaaS architecture and rollout
    • Experience with modern Devops practices (CI/CD, Microservices, Containers)
    • Excited about removing repetitive tasks for automation and scalability
    • Excited about keeping up to date with the latest industry technologies

      Who We Are:

      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.

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