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Engineer- Pricing & Profitability Algorithms

Boston, MA

Job Description

Engineer - Pricing & Profitability Algorithms

Wayfair's Pricing & Profitability Engineering team develops algorithms and tools to optimize and manage profit, revenue, and price perception.  Within the Algorithms space, we partner with Data Scientists to create the algorithms that power Wayfair’s pricing, costs, and search capabilities.  As an engineer, you’ll enhance the quality and performance of our algorithms, and ensure a seamless integration with our core pipeline.

Recent Algorithms Projects:

  • Competitor Matching tool to dynamically identify products sold by competitors
  • Enhanced Elasticity modeling to incorporate in/out-market considerations
  • Shipping estimate calculator to predict costs for low-selling products

What Your First Month Would Be Like:

  • Writing thoughtful and performant SQL and Python code
  • Initial training in data science and big data manipulation
  • Deep dive into core Algorithms

What Your First Year Would Be like:

  • Rigorously test out new algorithms and pricing logic
  • Partner with Data Science team to rapidly iterate on existing algorithms
  • Partner with the Calculators team to integrate algorithms into core pipeline

Why This Job Might Be For You:

  • You have a passion for solving difficult, quantitative problems
  • You are interested in Data Science and solving Big Data problems
  • You care about the customer. You won’t be happy if you’re blindly executing on specs


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.

The Wayfair family of sites includes:

  • Wayfair, an online destination for all things home
  • Joss & Main, where beautiful furniture and finds meet irresistible savings
  • AllModern, unbelievable prices on everything modern
  • Birch Lane, a collection of classic furnishings and timeless home décor
  • Perigold, unparalleled access to the finest home décor and furnishings

Wayfair generated $4.7 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 7,700 people.


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: 23600