Senior Software Engineer- Discovery and Identity, JavaScript, PHP

    • Boston, MA

Shopping for the home is often overwhelming. Wayfair is an extreme case – it’s visited by two million people daily, shopping across more than 14 million product: Home furnishings, décor, 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 they’ve found the perfect item for them. Shopping for the home should be exciting, and we’re the team that makes that happen.

Each Storefront Engineering group, covers one major portion of the purchase funnel. These groups consist of teams owning specific products, which they run A/B tests that have considerable impact on purchasing decisions.The Storefront Team is growing quickly and as its features mature, it’s important to maintain velocity and stability.

Storefront teams are intensely collaborative. They work with groups within Wayfair that are responsible for Analytics, Design, Frontend, Product, and QA. Some of those teams also work with Site Reliability Engineering, Supply Chain Engineering, Advertising Technology Engineers and Data Scientists. The Engineering teams primarily writes PHP, with a good amount of React-based JavaScript and other technologies as needed. 

What will you do?

  • Learn about, and balance the needs of three important parties – our customers  and our internal teams who ensure the process runs smoothly from end-to-end. 
  • Write thoughtful and performant PHP and JavaScript code that drives the server side of the customer-facing website.
  • Help to lead your team, including mentoring, coaching and planning sprints.
  • Help chart the course for an early stage startup business within Wayfair. 
  • Write code that is seen by millions of customers a day.
  • The ability to solve problems and be solution oriented.
  • Be a part of the team that is leading the market in delivering the most delightful online shopping experience for home furnishings in a quickly changing landscape.

How will you be challenged?

  • Co-writing your team’s roadmap, in collaboration with product managers, engineers on your team, and various stakeholders.
  • Contribute to software architecture and technology choices. Running point on large projects, and ensuring the engineering voice is heard among all the teams contributing to a single project.
  • Tackling the unique challenges of building a new two-sided marketplace within a fast-growing ecommerce company, while architecting and leading major initiatives.
  • Improve product quality and developer velocity by challenging existing practices and helping set new standards.
  • Work on problems of scale – we have a global audience, thus you will help build systems that are highly performant, reliable, and fault tolerant for users across the US, Canada, and Europe.
  • Mentor for junior engineers on the team.

Project Examples:

  • Improving the customer search function to create a more personalized experience
  • Enhancing visual graphics for easier and quicker navigation
  • Partner closely with Adtec and customer intelligence to create a more efficient notification system  
  • Establishing a new initiative to keep customers engaged within specific category searches 

Who you Are:

  • You  have an Undergraduate Degree or Master’s Degree in computer science or a related field. 
  • You have 5+ years of professional experience as a full stack software engineer and have a good understanding of web technology stack.
  • Have working experience working within relational databases.
  • You care about your team. Storefront is a highly collaborative team, with full-stack engineers, front-end engineers, app engineers, product managers and testers built in to every team. You learn together and focus on facts and data to drive decisions.
  • You care about the customer.  At the end of the day, we’re creating delightful experiences for both our customers and the third party professionals and service providers we connect them with. It’s not just about executing on a project specification handed to you by a stakeholder, but about working together to figure out exactly what the customer wants, and delivering it to them.
  • The ability to troubleshoot and be a great ambassador to your fellow teammates along with having fantastic communication skills.  
  • Self-motivated and open to learning new technology.

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About Us

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 is, and 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.

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.


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