Associate Director, Machine Learning Operations Engineering
Wayfair.com is a leader in the e-commerce space for all things home. Wayfair’s community of Engineers are obsessed with using data and technology to ensure our customers can build a home that they love. Our platforms support millions of people searching every day for the perfect item, and provide a unique purchase and delivery experience. Come help us innovate and grow to our next $10B in revenue!
We are looking for an experienced Machine Learning Operations Leader to manage a team of MLOps engineers that are building Wayfair’s cutting edge ML ecosystem and platforms that will help serve our customers across their journey with Wayfair. The ecosystem includes but is not limited to the intricacies involved in operationalizing and scaling ML infrastructure and models across the company, powering the model development lifecycle and catering to the diverse use cases across our global community of hundreds of data scientists.
We’re looking for someone who not only enjoys writing code and seeing their ideas come to fruition on a global scale, but is also able to upskill the engineers around them through leading by example. In this role, you will be owning the development of cloud native capabilities to ensure our Data Scientists can focus on model development and delivering cutting edge intelligent solutions.
What You'll Do
- Architect and develop Wayfair’s Machine Learning ecosystem and sustainable infrastructure to serve the needs of our Data Scientist community
- Leverage your deep knowledge of distributed systems engineering to build Wayfair’s next generation Machine Learning capabilities
- Think outside of the current technology/stack limitations to push the boundaries on what is possible and deliver feasible solutions collaboratively
- Champion open source solutions and Google Cloud native technologies, and their application to our use cases
- Develop end to end ML pipelines that can power the full range of Machine Learning initiatives at Wayfair
- Partner with product leaders to understand technical pain points for data scientists and other engineers and translate them into clear and robust engineering solutions
- Advise engineering and product management on technical roadmap, ensuring that the vision aligns with broader company objectives
- Career manage a group of high performing engineers and help grow the organization through mentorship and developing learning opportunities
- Promote a culture of engineering excellence and strengthen the technical expertise of our engineering and product teams
What You'll Need
- 5+ years of experience in software engineering and designing systems at scale
- 3+ years of experience in DevOps roles, linux-based development, and Python development while leading engineering teams
- Experience developing data pipelines, and orchestrating deployment of ML models, including experience with Kubernetes
- Familiarity with ML model development frameworks, ML orchestration and pipelines with experience in either Airflow, Kubeflow or MLFlow
- Strong understanding of containerization (Docker, etc.), and associated software engineering best practices
- Excellent communication skills with demonstrated experience driving teams forward and ability to influence technical decisions to line up with the company’s strategy
- Hands-on experience driving software development within high-growth environments at scale
- Excellent organizational, analytical, and hypothesis- driven critical thinking skills to transform data into actionable insights
Nice to Have
- Mix of start-up and large-company experience working on Machine Learning solutions
- Familiarity with Machine Learning platforms offered by Google Cloud and how to implement them on a large scale
About Wayfair Inc.
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.