Staff Software Engineer - Operations Research

Engineering - Operations Boston, Massachusetts

Who We Are:

Wayfair’s Operations Research team is a mixed disciplinary team of Operations Research scientists and Software Engineers that are developing technological solutions for some of Wayfair’s most complex optimization problems with an immediate impact on our operations. Our team comes up with creative strategies to develop and execute optimization-based solutions to keep Wayfair efficient as we scale.  Many of our projects are in their infancy and do not have pre-existing solutions that overly constrain our approach or design decisions.

Our team’s core areas of focus include:

  • Inventory management
  • Fulfillment center optimization
  • Order routing and fulfillment
  • Last mile routing
  • Network optimization

What You Will Do:

  • Oversee projects from initial conception to final deployment and release
  • Building a system to support the optimization of the Wayfair delivery network
  • Generating replenishment proposals for hundreds of thousands of products
  • Selecting, in real time, warehouses to use to fulfill customer orders
  • Finding optimal pick lists and routes for warehouse personnel as they pull orders, and optimal positioning of products within a warehouse
  • Identifying technologies, tools, and processes that will help the team deliver maximum value
  • Helping define team best practices and coaching junior engineers & scientists
  • Working with other engineering teams to design and integrate systems
  • Navigate organizational constraints and develop a solution
  • Help with team organizational strategy and development

What You’ll Need:

  • You have strong quantitative skills
  • You have back-end programming expertise
  • An expert with Python
  • Experience with relational or non-relational databases
  • Experience with large-scale distributed computation
  • Proven ability to communicate cross functionally
  • The ability to define and structure an approach to loosely-defined problems
  • Experience with scientific or high-performance computing
  • Experience with a systems-level language like C, C++, or Rust is preferred
  • Experience designing and implementing web services preferred
  • Experience with mathematical optimization software development preferred
  • Knowledge of Python optimization approaches and technology preferred
  • Familiarity with probability, statistics, or mathematical optimization techniques like linear and integer programming preferred

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.