Staff Cloud Engineer, Big Data & Messaging

    • Boston, MA

Staff Cloud Engineer, Big Data & Messaging

Wayfair.com is a leader in the e-commerce space for all things home. The Big Data Engineering team designs, scales, and supports our distributed analytic and streaming infrastructure. The team supports a broad range of mission critical workflows across a number of business and engineering domains. We accelerate the growth of our analytics and messaging infrastructure and help migrate our platforms to the cloud. Big Data & Messaging stores, transforms, and manages large unstructured and structured data, and if you are passionate about troubleshooting challenging technical problems that come with hyper-growth, we should talk.

What You'll Do

  • Consult with our internal customers on their requirements, document, share updates and solve any production issues
  • Analyze requests to determine, recommend, and plan deployment or modification of systems
  • Use infrastructure as code (IAC) tools like Terraform to define and provision infrastructure in the public cloud and/or on-prem
  • Use configuration tools such as Puppet and Ansible for configuring Big Data and Messaging systems like Hadoop, Kafka, etc
  • Working with other engineering teams to identify and implement the most optimal cloud-based solutions for the company
  • Planning and operationalizing the usage of cloud services (e.g. GCP Dataflow, Cloud Functions)
  • Managing cloud environments and ensuring compliance with company’s security guidelines
  • Educating engineers on the implementation and best practices of new cloud-based initiatives, providing associated training as required
  • Employing exceptional problem-solving skills, with the ability to see and solve issues before they snowball into problems
  • Migrating on-prem applications and/or workloads to the cloud
  • Troubleshooting and performing root cause analysis for issues in our complex multi-tiered production system

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience required
  • Public Cloud: Expert in one or more of the top 3 public clouds
  • Experience with Cloud based Big Data platforms and/or services
  • Expert Terraform developer
  • Experience with Puppet or similar configuration management tools
  • Able to code in a high-level language, preferably Python
  • Expert Linux administration skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills
  • 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 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 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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