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Wayfair Senior Staff Engineer - Merchandising Engineering in Boston, Massachusetts

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Merchandising Engineering</strong> exists at the heart of Wayfair's e-commerce operations. We construct the language and vocabulary that the company uses to understand and communicate about products. We are platform builders who own the data and applications that powers Wayfair's vast product catalog, influencing nearly every area of the customer and supplier experience.&nbsp;</span></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are building a growing array of cutting-edge, highly scalable services that support critical operations throughout the company (such as international expansion, multi-box merchandising and logistics, and highly configurable products, to name a few.)&nbsp;</span></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Our mission is to create stable, scalable, and flexible infrastructure that allows Wayfair to give each customer an ideal experience. If you are interested in solving high-impact operational and technical challenges at the core of a highly-scaled e-commerce business alongside great colleagues, there is no better place to be.</span></p>

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">What You'll Do:</span></p>


<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Be a voice of technology</strong> to the CTO and VP+ level, representing the work of multiple highly-productive engineering teams.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Extend Wayfair’s foundational product data structures</strong> to act as a force-multiplier for the rest of the company and to enable new customer experiences and operational capabilities. Some examples include:</span></li>


<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Maturing support for highly configurable and complex products, is estimated at $650M+ annual revenue opportunity.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Evolving multi-box capabilities; addressing historical limitations that hinder further geographic expansion (e.g., cross-continent universal identifiers)</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Building scalable platforms for teams throughout Wayfair to easily consume and understand product identifiers and relationships</span></li>


<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Take ownership</strong> for decisions and drive results forward, working with and alongside engineering teams. Our history as a scrappy start-up can still be seen in our decentralized decision-making process that empowers all employees, and especially leaders, to act as “owners” of the business.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Set technical strategy</strong> for a major domain within Wayfair, and contribute to technical strategy for the Catalog Engineering department more broadly. Build the technical platform that allows hundreds of teams within Wayfair to communicate effectively about our catalog of &gt;15 million products, each of which can have upwards of billions of variations, in order to serve upwards of 500,000 orders / day to 30M customers per day.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Mentor</strong> and provide technical vision to a team of 30 engineers and Catalog Engineering dept of &gt;350 engineers.&nbsp;</span></li>


<h4><span style="font-weight: 400;">What You'll Need:</span></h4>


<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>10+ years of experience</strong> in engineering, with preference for candidates with a mix of start-up and large-company experience</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Omni-directional communications</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> -- consistently pushes needed information in a tailored way to the right audience. Stays informed about multiple teams and major projects simultaneously, allocating time and attention dynamically as needed.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Architectural and system design expertise</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> and knowledge of developing tech to identify and develop scalable, maintainable solutions to a wide range of challenges.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Hands-on coding ability - and willingness! - </strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp;capable of directly building key product features, functional prototypes, architectural elements, or anything else needed.</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ability to make </span><strong>strategic trade-offs between technical and business needs</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;">; finds pragmatic solutions that balance technical purity with speed-to-value</span></li>

<li style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Collaborative working style</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> that builds consensus and sells change through persuasive data, logic, and delivery of information. Mentors team members around them into more effective engineers.</span></li>

</ul><div class="content-conclusion"><p><strong>About Wayfair Inc.</strong></p>

<p>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.</p>

<p>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.</p></div>