Sr. Engineer, Development Platforms (m/f) // Wayfair

February 13, 2018

Join the Development Platforms team to help us make software development at Wayfair a delightful experience. On the Development Platforms team, you’ll build world-class tools, systems, and automation, grow relationships with dozens of talented engineering teams, and become a force multiplier for 1,000+ engineers. Extensive experience in software development and solving technical problems at the human level is paramount to success.

What a Development Platforms Engineer does:

  • Envision how engineering-wide tools and systems such as version control, code deployment, custom command-line tools, alerting and logging infrastructure, automated testing platforms, and more all come together to create a delightful engineering experience.
  • Proactively reach out to teams to build relationships, discover opportunities, and champion changes which reduce friction, and empower engineers.
  • Distill their years of experience in the industry to apply best practices, quality standards, and architectural decisions to an ever-growing codebase in the midst of a rapidly moving engineering organization.
  • Drive architectural decisions that shape the way 1,000+ software engineers at Wayfair get their work done.
  • Be a relentless advocate for the engineering experience by gathering feedback, proposing solutions, and taking ideas from proof-of-concept to production.
  • Contributes materially to the evolution of shared library code in all of Wayfair’s supported programming languages.
  • Support and mentor new members of the team as well as engineers throughout the organization.

About you:

  • Poses a strong conviction that delivering a delightful development experience to large engineering teams is a challenging, rewarding, and highly impactful endeavor.
  • Have experience managing large scale software systems and/or teams, either in an open- or closed-source situation.
  • Believe that technology problems cannot be solved in a vacuum, and are quick to establish and leverage relationships to deliver excellent results.
  • Entice others into taking action. Comfortable speaking to peers of varying levels of experience to persuade people into taking action.
  • Understand that today’s best practices eventually become tomorrow’s bad habits. Always challenging your own personal tools to find better / more efficient ways of getting things done.

For bonus points, have:

  • A good sense of humor and deadly accuracy with Nerf guns.
  • Experience with Puppet, Docker (or other forms of containerization), Vagrant, VirtualBox or VMware, Selenium and/or Codeception.
  • An active GitHub account.
  • Experience presenting at meetups or conferences.

Apply now!

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