Wayfair Careers

Senior Site Reliability Engineer - Windows (m/f)

Berlin, Germany
Engineering - Infrastructure


Job Description

Wayfair is a leader in the ecommerce space for all things home. We live and breathe modern technologies. We are a “move fast break things, rethink old standards” team with a startup feel and continuous deployment.

We’re looking for smart, logical thinkers who produce and advocate for performant, scalable designs. We are as much concerned about thought leadership, community involvement, and the ever-changing SRE landscape as we are with technical expertise.

On the Site Reliability Engineering team, you’ll have a multitude of opportunities to flex your strengths as well as learn new things while directly assisting our internal and external customers. We contribute to (and create) bleeding edge open source projects and continuously push the envelope to explore the future of ecommerce and distributed infrastructure systems.

Your Profile:

  • Exceptional proficiency in Windows systems and/or software engineering
  • Proficiency in writing advanced level Powershell functions
  • Proficiency authoring Puppet and Desired State Configuration (DSC)
  • High proficiency of Devops/SRE engineer experience with CI/CD (Jenkins / Gitlab), Microservices and Containers
  • solid experience with IaaS and PaaS architecture and rollout
  • Experience with one or more Public Cloud solutions (AWS, GCP, AZURE) and migrating from on-prem to cloud
  • Experience managing full application stack with high availability requirements
    • Engage in high-level architecture and design discussions with cross-functional technology and business teams
    • Experience with unit testing frameworks (such as Pester) and performance tuning
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Proven ability to lead a sprint team, as well as define and deliver milestones
  • BA/BS degree from a 4-year college or university or equivalent

Nice to haves:

  • An active GitHub account
  • Attend Devops/SRE meetups and be a strong contributor to the open source community
  • Experience in one or more programming languages used in infrastructure - PHP, Microsoft .Net, Python, GO, Ruby, etc as well as familiarity with version control such as Git/SVN)


What the Wayfair Site Reliability Engineering team does:

  • Writes clean, high-performance, and well tested, infrastructure code with a focus on reusability.  (Python, GoLang, Powershell, Puppet, Salt)
  • Create and maintain detailed documentation 
  • Establish, maintain, and adhere to Wayfair technical standards, policies, and procedures 
  • Automate, Automate, Automate!
  • Manage, monitor, and troubleshoot daily processes and make improvements to current processes  
  • Recommend and implement infrastructure best practices in alignment with standard SRE principles and provide guidance on system performance and throughput expectations

What the ‘Senior Site Reliability Engineer - Windows’ role entails:

  • Ownership of key PaaS/IaaS systems
  • POC, Design, Implementation of new platforms
  • Solutioning with software teams to design new systems
  • Highest level of infrastructure escalation - buck stops here!

About Wayfair Inc.

Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 10 million items across home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. Committed to delighting its customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes - from product discovery to final delivery.

Wayfair generated $5.7 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended June 30, 2018. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 9,700 people.

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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Requisition ID: 29638