Server & Virtualization Engineer

Wayfair is expanding in every direction – our work is never done. We are looking for a seasoned Virtualization Engineer who is driven to help us to hone our processes and technology to better serve our fast-paced environment. Our engineering teams are constantly building, iterating upon, expanding, and replacing our systems and services.

Wayfair is looking to grow our Server Engineering team by bringing on board a talented development focused engineer to help maintain the server & virtualization infrastructure and continue to drive transformation of our environments.  This team supports the technical foundation of our rapidly growing large-scale Internet e-commerce platform and corporate applications. Our projects center around growth and scale; we are always working to improve and expand Wayfair’s server environment.

Some of our projects include:

  • Build a data center
  • Hypervisor & VM Automation
  • Scaling Kubernetes
  • Custom built hypervisor / VM monitoring tools
  • Evaluations of commercial and open source hypervisors

Your role in the Wayfair Server Team:

  • Help to grow the global production infrastructure that underpins our e-commerce platform
  • Build & develop custom virtualization automation, monitoring and reporting
  • Troubleshoot, resolve, and assist in complex virtualization & server related issues
  • Participate in automation initiatives that interface with our storage & networking frameworks
  • Manage stability and scalability in a large virtualization environment (10,000+ VM’s / 250+ hypervisors)
  • Mentor and share knowledge with less experienced members of the team
  • Communicate with internal and external parties to refine requests and create a design/plan to address the true goal (which is not necessarily the same as the request)
  • Take complex projects and break them down into smaller delegate-able piece

About you:

  • BA or BS degree from a 4-year college or university or equivalent experience
  • 6+ years of experience with virtualization technologies in a production environment
  • Experience with design and deployment of vSphere (ESXi & vCenter) version 6.0+ is required
  • Understanding of other virtualization technologies (KVM, Hyper-V, Citrix/XCP) is not required but a plus
  • Ability to script in python / powershell is required
  • Ability to script in go is not required but a plus
  • Deep understanding of virtualization philosophies and principles
  • Very strong troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work through ambiguity to discover the true driving factors and can make design decisions
  • Familiar with Puppet, Chef or comparable automation tools
  • Familiar with Linux, RHEL and/or CentOS a large plus
  • Familiar with containers

Other traits we look for:

  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills
  • An easy-going attitude and strong sense of humor
  • A positive, people-oriented and energetic attitude
  • An analytical, creative, and innovative approach to solving problems
  • An interest in working hard and being challenged in a fast-paced environment, and having fun while doing it


About Wayfair Inc.

Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 10 million items across home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. Committed to delighting its customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes - from product discovery to final delivery.

The Wayfair family of sites includes:

  • Wayfair, an online destination for all things home
  • Joss & Main, where beautiful furniture and finds meet irresistible savings
  • AllModern, unbelievable prices on everything modern
  • Birch Lane, a collection of classic furnishings and timeless home décor
  • Perigold, unparalleled access to the finest home décor and furnishings

Wayfair generated $5.2 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended March 31, 2018. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 8,700 people.

Visit our Site: http://www.wayfair.com

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