Wayfair Careers

Operations Research - Technical Lead

Boston, MA
Analytics - Operations Analytics


Job Description

Wayfair is looking for a (Senior) Operations Research Scientist to take on complex optimization projects with immediate impact on our operations. We seek an individual who can think through creative strategies to develop and execute solutions to keep Wayfair efficient as we scale.

The successful candidate will work with our team of operations research analysts and engineers to tackle large-scale and real-time optimization problems in our supply chain and beyond, including:

  • Network design
  • Transportation
  • Inventory management
  • Warehouse operations
  • Call center scheduling


We are looking for an individual capable of thinking outside of the box about operational challenges, who wants to try new approaches and challenge traditional models – all while focusing on bringing a best-in-class experience to our global customers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing production software tools
  • Working cross-functionally with business stakeholders to determine requirements
  • Coordinating with other engineering teams

Furthermore, we anticipate this individual will think strategically to identify new areas for future improvements in Wayfair’s operations.

We seek an individual with the following:

  • Ph.D or M.S. in Operations Research, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science or a related field
  • Strong knowledge of linear programming and mixed-integer programming
  • Ability to tailor communications to level and background of the audience
  • Experience implementing models with AMPL, R, Matlab, or similar
  • Experience using Python, C++, Java, or similar
  • Familiarity with data analysis 

Bonus Points for:

  • Professional experience in Operations Research or a similar role
  • Experience with relational databases and SQL
  • Experience working with large real-world data sets
  • The ability to define and structure an approach to loosely-defined problems
  • Supply chain experience
  • Software development experience



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.

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Requisition ID: 33360