Wayfair Careers

Software Architect- Test Enablement

Boston, MA

Job Description

Why Wayfair?

Wayfair’s founders, Steve Conine and Niraj Shah, kick-started their careers as engineers-turned-entrepreneurs, growing an e-commerce business over several years with an exceptional mission: Everyone should live in a home they love. Our Software Engineering organization drives this by finding real-world solutions to complex business challenges facing customers and stakeholders every day. Our global teams move fast, build to scale, and approach each opportunity with agility and creativity.

From Marketing Engineering and Proprietary Logistics, to Development Platforms and Infrastructure Engineering, we leverage open source technology to create our own platforms and tools. Our continuous deployment environment promotes frequent releases to production. We build our market share by providing innovative, technical solutions for our customer’s needs and by identifying opportunities for continuous improvement – all while growing our revenue over $5+ billion.

As a founder-led company with a global footprint, we continue to look for pragmatic, innovative problem solvers to join our Engineering team. If you are truly passionate about technology and can move across the stack to craft solutions for customers, this role may be for you.

How will you be challenged? 

Our goal is to make software development at Wayfair a delightful experience by focusing engineering effort on what matters most, resulting in incredibly high velocity. This team impacts over a thousand engineers company-wide and maintains relationships with dozens of engineering teams. We work to build tools, systems, and automation to eliminate toil, make quality the default, and scale development activities to help Wayfair reach for the stars.

Test Enablement will take a multi-faceted approach to maximizing engineering potential.  We will focus on Education, by establishing a dedicated team educating the organization on our tools, standards, best practice, and automation.  Next, we will have an SDeT team focused on enabling development teams to own their own quality, perform test and risk assessments, remediate test technical debt, and write test automation.  And lastly, we will focus on enablement and developing the tools, frameworks, and environments that provide a delightfully simple and fast testing ecosystem that is powerful enough to solve Wayfair’s unique complex testing problems.

What you will do? 

  • Identify areas for improved testing efficiencies and develop remediation plans
  • Participate in team strategy, roadmap definition, and planning/design phases
  • Lead team/project discussions, presenting Test perspective and recommendations
  • Promote and execute Test best practices, tools, and methodologies
  • Ensure Tool and Framework development are architected and designed in alignment with Wayfair’s larger strategies and initiatives
  • Provides guidance, career mentorship, and assistance to more junior staff, as needed
  • Maintain awareness of Test and Test Automation touch points, work to develop relationships and collaborate across team boundaries
  • Proactively identify test gaps, quality risks and process failures, coupled with "solution recommendations"
  • Maintain awareness of and provide recommendations for non-functional requirements

How you will make an impact?

As a Software Architect on the Test Enablement team you will partner with your stakeholders to define the future of Test and Test Tooling/Infrastructure for Wayfair helping to pave the way for delightful development experiences and faster more reliable time to value for our customers.

Who you are?

You are a technically savvy and high-energy person capable of engaging with all levels of the organization.  You have a strong desire to mentor and the ability to influence development, technology, and systems decisions.  You can work equally well embedded in a team, leading special projects, or doing independent research. You are a developer with a passion for making the hard decisions that balance short term tactical wins with long term success strategies.

About Us:

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.

Requisition ID: 32774