Wayfair Careers

Net Architect

Boston, MA
Engineering - Infrastructure


Job Description

On this team you’ll have tons of opportunities to flex your strengths as well as learn and build new things.  Leave the legacy tech for the history books, no frame relay or ISDN here. We adopt technologies (Nexus 9K, VXLAN, Palo Alto, Aerohive, to name a few) that continuously ensure our designs are stable, highly available, automated, and fast. 

About the team:

  • We design and deploy leading edge, network architectures to provide the data highway for our growing our e-commerce platform and internal applications.
  • We keep it light and fun. Life is short, and our mission is challenging. Laughter is key.
  • We work with Tech Industry giants and OEMs to deliver solutions that push the envelope of what is possible in cloud and enterprise networking.
  • We do the engineering in house, and we build and manage a data network that can meet the needs of a hyper-scale, hyper-growth e-commerce business.
  • We act as part of global team in a visionary technical ecosystem providing infrastructure engineering and operational services in a 24x7x365, always on environment. 
  • We dig into our data and get familiar with capacity analysis, predictive trends, and anomalies.
  • We maintain our Data Center and WAN infrastructures by performing lifecycle upgrades, adding new gear, and rolling out new solutions.
  • We respond quickly to on-call and SEV events and act as partners to get to the answers quickly.
  • We are highly respected by our internal technical peers and it shows – we win awards.

About You:

  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment where you are empowered to use your technical and business skills to drive large, complex projects from start to finish without oppressive oversight.
  • You have a desire to automate everything, even if that means you need to learn how to program in Python & REST.
  • You possess very strong troubleshooting skills and have a desire to jump in and solve problems.
  • You have a curious technical appetite and an aptitude for learning advanced network technologies like SDN (Cisco ACI), VXLAN, overlay and underlay routing, SDEdge, SDAccess, SDWAN etc.
  • You love data, and you think analyzing traffic captures (Netflow/Wireshark) is fun.
  • A bachelor’s degree from a 4-year college or university is preferred but not required
  • You have 5+ years of experience with multi-tier Data Center core and distribution switching.
  • You have 5+ years of experience with OSPF and BGP routing protocols in a 24x7 environment.
  • You have 5+ years of experience with advanced (Next Generation) network firewalls at the Data Center and internet edge
  • You are fluid with firewall security policy administration and filter rules i.e. ACLs, IPS/IDS etc.
  • You have strong experience configuring and supporting VPNs (IPSEC and SSL).
  • You have excellent interpersonal, communication, and team building skills
  • You don’t get frustrated when assignments change and you adjust easily to shifting priorities.

Other things we look for:

  • A marriage of technical strength and humility
  • Conscientious self-starters with a history of delivering on objectives.
  • Familiar with Linux including the LAMP stack
  • Familiar with Puppet/Ansible/Terraform/Chef/Other network automation tools
  • Experience with IPV6
  • Understanding of modern systems hardware, storage and Data Center infrastructures.


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.

Tag: ENGR-INFR
Requisition ID: 31806