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Wayfair is a technology leader, reinventing the way people shop for their homes

Senior Staff Software Engineer, Release Engineering

$145k – $200k AngelList Est.
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Wayfair’s Release Engineering Team owns the deployment ecosystems used to release and rapidly iterate on hundreds of Wayfair applications. Our release pipeline pushes over 400 Git changesets per day with (mostly) zero downtime to environments including PHP, Python, Java, C#, Javascript, Solr, SQL Server, Storm, and Hadoop. We own the systems and platforms that allow 3,500 engineers to deploy their code safely, quickly, and visibly to production thousands of times a month.

We’re in the middle of a sea-change, as we move from the home-grown, monolithic approaches that have served us well for a long time--but that we’ve outgrown--to a world that will let our engineers move faster. We are looking for a Staff Release Engineer to help us continue to drive to a highly scalable, agile, CI/CD environment.

That world looks like a more modern, standardized approach with more decoupled systems, isolated build pipelines, and containers deployed on Kubernetes. There’s a ton to do to get there, and we want your help!

If you are looking for a challenging environment with a big chance to grow as a DevOps practitioner in a large-scale environment and a chance to create business impact by joining at the precise moment that our new, shiny hybrid environment is being redesigned, then this is the place for you.

What you’ll do:

  • Architect/Design and create intuitive development tooling for thousands of engineers and tens of thousands of servers in a hybrid environment
  • Help grow other engineers technically by mentoring, pairing, and developing other opportunities for education
  • Advocate for best practices in continuous integration, continuous deployment, automated testing, and release management
  • Research industry trends and innovations to identify opportunities to make our own products and platforms even better

What you’ll need:

  • 7+ years working in large scale build/release engineering environment with strong CI/CD principles
  • Deep understanding of Kubernetes and related technologies--you know their tradeoffs, where they shine and where challenges lie
  • An understanding of the role that configuration management software performs in a modern DevOps environment and experience working with it (Puppet, Ansible) from the software development side
  • Leadership experience (not necessarily as management) through a transformation into a containerized environment
  • A passionate interest in growing large-scale, loosely-coupled ecosystems that deliver value – and keep delivering value – greater than the sum of their parts

    • Nice-to-have : Working competency in designing and writing hybrid distributed systems using Go
    • Nice-to-have: Experience with third party build-and-release products used by Wayfair: BuildKite, GitLab CI, Octopus, Jenkins/Blue Ocean and/or experience administering a Git server instance (GitHub/GitLab)

Wayfair at a glance

Wayfair is a technology leader, reinventing the way people shop for their homes

Wayfair focuses on E-Commerce, Home & Garden, Home Decor, and Furniture. Their company has offices in Boston and Berlin. They have a large team that's between 501-1000 employees. To date, Wayfair has raised $358M of funding; their latest round was closed on October 2014 at a valuation of $2.4B.

You can view their website at http://www.wayfair.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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