Senior Data Engineer

San Francisco, CA

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Wayfair Data Engineering is the engine that powers our data-obsessed eCommerce enterprise. We move fast, iterating quickly on big business problems. We work smart, applying technology to unlock insights and provide outsized value to our customers. We swing big, knowing our customers won't benefit from micro optimizations. Leveraging the largest data set for products sold in the Home space, this team treats data as an asset and determines how to maximize its business value and extend our competitive advantage. 

You will be instrumental in designing and delivering Data Warehouses, Data Lake, Self-Service Tooling, Real-time Streaming and Big Data Solutions for multiple functional areas using modern cloud technologies. You will have the chance to combine a deep knowledge of business and technical mastery to own and deliver the right solution for the right business problem. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to move fast, adapt quickly, and leave a lasting mark through the new solutions you deliver! 

What you'll do:

  • Own the  technical architecture, design, and implementation of big data platforms and self-service solutions
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and other engineering leaders to define and develop the data architecture roadmap.
  • Act as a subject matter expert to leadership for technical guidance around solution design and best practices.
  • Be a technical mentor to junior engineers and expose the team to new opportunities, while still being able to dependably deliver on ongoing goals. 
  • Keep current on big data and data visualization technology trends, evaluate, work on proof-of-concepts and make merit-based recommendations on technologies

Who you are:

  • An expert at SQL-based ETL development, and experienced with Python, Java, or equivalent scripting language. 
  • Experienced developing in cloud platforms such as Google Cloud Platform (preferred), AWS, Azure, or Snowflake at scale. 
  • Comfortable designing and implementing DW Architecture, OLAP technologies, and star/snowflake-schemas to enable self-service tooling. 
  • Experience with real-time data streaming tools like Kafka, Kinesis, Apache Storm or any similar tools. 
  • Experience with big data technologies like Hadoop, Spark, Cassandra, MongoDB or other open source big data tools. 
  • Experience architecting data solutions utilizing Bl tools like Looker, Tableau, AtScale, PowerBI, or any similar tools. 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, strong business acumen, critical thinking, and ability to work cross functionally through collaboration with engineering and business partners. Previous e-commerce experience is a plus.
  • 5+ years of Data Architecture experience working in partnership with large data sets (5+TB highly desired) 
  • 4+ years of experience leading or mentoring technical teams. 
  • Bachelor's or Masters in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Statistics, or another quantitative discipline

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.

Job tags: AWS Big Data Cassandra Engineering ETL Hadoop Java Kafka Looker MongoDB Open Source PowerBI Python Spark SQL Tableau
Job region(s): North America
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